Nov. 30 2017 10:40 AM

Arts Council party features City Pulse auction for 2nd year

The original art that made City Pulse covers shine for 10 weeks this year can be yours.

On Tuesday, works by local artists will go up for auction at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s annual Holiday Glitter and Applause event. It’s the second year in a row that City Pulse featured original covers by artists who gave the Arts Council permission to auction them. Last year’s raised over $2,200, with $660 going to the artists.

Here is a recap of winning pieces and the artists who created them:

“Three,” by Brady Carlson The watercolor was created in Carlson’s high school AP art class “No matter what I do in college,” Carlson said, “I will still find time for art.”

“Couple at Lansing 4th of July Picnic,” by Carolyn Texera Texera said her oil painting was inspired from a Lansing parade photograph. “I can’t say it looks exactly like the photo,” Texera said. “I changed up the background.”


“Frozen Abstraction,” by Juanita Baldwin “My favorite subject matter was last year’s ice,” said Baldwin, a photographer. “I saw a small surface with ice and air bubbles and was amazed.”

“With Malice Towards None,” by Laura Gajewski A full-time high school art teacher made the ink and watercolor work. “I will forever and always create art, “ Gajewski said. “It is who I am.”

“Recreation #2,” by Britta Urness Urness is a drawing teacher at MSU. Her watercolor was a mix of photos and magazine clips. “It’s a bit of inner dialog within the image,” Urness said.


“School Milk,” by Vincent Brady Brady has been a full-time photographer since graduating in 2013 from LCC. His photo image came from experiments with long exposures and micro lenses.

“67 Paisley Heart,” by Ben Graham Graham has created art for over 40 years. The six-color screen print was done with the help of Kirk MacKellar. “The piece looks fabulous live,” Graham said.

“The Fire That is Fall,” by Andrea Jeris Jeris—who has three art degrees— made the work from a photo of her neighborhood. “Color is what excites me…I had to paint it,” she said.

“Calm Afternoon,” by Courtland Jenkins Jenkins’ colorful piece was created with Adobe Photoshop. “You can get creative with what you see,” Jenkins said.


“Affluence,” by Nichole Biber Biber, a writing teacher at Lansing Community College, loves fashion and enjoys constructing collages. “I like to put it together in ways that reflect how bizarre it is.”

“Yellow Radio,” by Kimberly Lavon Lavon, 36, created the piece using a linocut and Chine-Colle’—a method that allows printing on delicate materials. “That particular radio, I believe my grandmother had,” Lavon said.

38th annual Holiday Glitter and Applause

6-9 p.m. Tues., Dec. 5 University Club of MSU 3435 Forest Road, Lansing $30-$150 Lansingarts.org/events/holiday-glitter-awards (517) 853-7580