With only two days left in AJ Cooke’s exhibition, now is the time to catch the metro-Detroit-based artist’s work. Cooke’s “Remnants” series is a series of drawings and paintings that are fragmented. When placed together, these remnants can be reinterpreted to infer new meaning.
In her artist statement, Cooke talks about the human need to “compulsively find pattern and organize information.” It is this mental connection that Cooke says can be “exploited and epistemologically portrayed by an image.”
And indeed, her pieces are formed of many different fragments. Cooke earned her bachelor of arts from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, in 2011. She then went on to earn her masters of fine arts from Kendall College of Art and Design in 2015.
Since graduating, she has been featured in more than 20 exhibitions across the state and the country.
Remnants, (SCENE)Metrospace. AJ Cooke art show. 12 - 12 a.m. FREE. (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St. East Lansing. 517-432-3961.
AUGUST 3-13 >> ‘THE TROPICAL PICKLE’ AT OVER THE LEDGE THEATRE CO
Over the Ledge Theatre Co. presents the zany and ever-hilarious play “The Tropical Pickle” this month at the Ledges Playhouse. Written by Michigan native Jeff Daniels, the play follows Bob Lee, plant manager of Shankleferd Pickle Co., when he promises his wife a free trip to Miami to represent his business at the National Condiment Convention. To secure his perfect vacation, Lee hatches a plan to impress the company’s new president with an elaborate dinner party. But of course, Lee’s plan goes awry when his dinner party hosts a slew of uninvited guests. Bob Robinson directs Bob Lee’s sidesplitting pickle-pipedream. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. The Ledges Playhouse, 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579, overtheledge.org.
CLASSES AND SEMINARS
Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Plants and the Geometry of Nature. Tours begin by shed/inside in bad weather. 12:10 - 12:50 p.m. FREE. MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing. (517) 353-8700.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Weigh-in 5:15 p.m. in room 207. 6 p.m. First meeting FREE. Haslett Middle School, 1535 Franklin St., Haslett. (517) 927-4307.
A Course in Miracles. Group on peace through forgiveness. 7 - 9 p.m. Unity Spiritual Center of Lansing, 230 S. Holmes, Lansing. (517) 371-3010.
Capital Area Crisis Rugby Practice. All skill levels welcome. 6 - 8 p.m. FREE. St. Joseph Park, 2125 W. Hillsdale Lansing. crisisrfc.com.
Celebrate Recovery. At 6 p.m. Donations welcome. Trinity Church (Lansing), 3355 Dunckel Road, Lansing.
Lansing Area Codependents Anonymous. At 5:45 p.m. FREE. Everybody Reads Books and Stuff, 2019 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing. (517) 346- 9900. coda.org.
LITERATURE AND POETRY
Family Storytime. At 10:30 a.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.
Murder for Two From 8 to 9:30 p.m. $25/$23 Military/Senior (65+)/$10 Student. Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam Williamston. 517-655- SHOW.
The Tropical pickle. Comedy by Michigan native Jeff Daniels. 8-10 p.m. $10/$8 seniors/$6 students. Ledges Playhouse 137 Fitzgerald Park Drive, Grand Ledge. (517) 318-0579. overtheledge.org.
Crafternoon--Create a Memory Book (Ages 5-10). Join us for a crafting. Call ahead. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Mason Branch, 145 W. Ash St., Mason. (517) 676-9088.
Tai Chi in the Park Series. For beginners led by Bob Teachout. Call ahead x3. 6 - 7 p.m. FREE. Veterans Memorial Gardens Amphitheater, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt. (517) 694-9531.
12-Step Meeting. From 12 to 1 p.m. FREE. Donations welcome. Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High St. Lansing.
Crafting for a Cause. Bring things. Donations to Grand Ledge Food + Clothing Pantry/Hannah's House. All skills. 4 - 5:30 p.m. Grand Ledge Area District Library, 131 E Jefferson St. Grand Ledge.
Mat Emerick Variety Show (All ages). Comedy skits combine juggling/mime. 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. FREE. Capital Area District Libraries Foster Branch, 200 North Foster Lansing.
Mid-Michigan's 1st Annual Summer Jeep Bash. All Jeep enthusiast Welcome. Family fun. Live Music and games. 5 to 10 p.m. FREE. Reno's North, 16460 Old U.S. 127, DeWitt. (517) 862-9112.
Spanish Conversation. Practice your Spanish. 7 - 8 p.m. FREE. East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road East Lansing. (517) 351-2420.