March 31 2010 12:00 AM
Painting by Mark Johnson from the
New Exhibits

Absolute Gallery
“2010 Spring Photo Show.” Reception: 1-3 p.m. Apr. 4. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T-W, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Th & F and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. S & Su. 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 482-8845.

Mama Bear’s Cafe.
“In Honor of Earth Day.” A photography exhibit by local artist Petra Daher. Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. T-Su. 1224 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 485-6262.

Haze Art Gallery
Featuring handmade all-natural soaps, lip balms, body sprays & lotions by Ginger Hayward and paintings and jewelry by Ellen Willis. Reception: 1-4 p.m. Apr. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. T-S, 1-4 p.m. Su. 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-HAZE.

Wild Birds Unlimited
“Wildlife Photography.”  Personalized framed photographic images of nature by local artist Rhonda Fetters. Okemos location hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-S, noon-5 p.m. Su. 1745 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. (517) 337-9920. East Lansing location hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M-S. 2200 Coolidge Road, Suite 17, East Lansing.

Lansing Art Gallery.
“Art Scholarship Alert Student Exhibit.” A juried art exhibition and scholarship competition for grades 9 through 12, from over 20 Lansing area communities. Reception: 7-9 p.m. Apr. 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. T-F, 1-4 p.m. S. 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 374-6400.  (Closed Sunday, April 4)

By the Riverside Gallery
An exhibit of watercolor, pen and ink, and more by artist Betsy Garza. Reception: 1-4 p.m. Apr. 11. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. T, Th & F, 1-6 p.m. W, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. S, Noon-3 p.m. Su.   1209 Turner St., Lansing, (517) 484-6534. (Closed Sunday, April 4)

Agog Arts
“Creative coincidence: Illustrating stories, moments, and random ideas.” An exhibit of mixed-media and mixed-style artwork by James Dubay. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. Apr. 11. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. M-Th, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. F & S and noon-5 p.m. Su. 307 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 853-0410. (Closed Sunday, April 4)

Walking Horse Gallery & Gifts
Featuring work by artist Sonja Mattson-Barnes in conjunction with a fundraiser event for Healing Hearts With Horses. Reception:  Noon-5 p.m. Apr. 11. Hours: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. T-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. S & Noon-5 p.m. 1st Su. 1212 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 484-3545 or www. (Closed Sunday, April 4)

East Lansing Public Art Gallery
“Pentimento: Digging Deeper.” An exhibit of paintings by Jennifer Walker. Reception: 1-2 p.m. Apr. 3. Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. S and noon-8 p.m. Su. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 241-9230. (Closed Sunday, April 4)

MSU Museum
“Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Rosa Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons.” A collection of letters from children to the two human-rights heroes. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. S, 1-5 p.m. Su. West Circle Drive, MSU Campus, East Lansing. (517) 355- 2370. (Closed Sunday, April 4)

North Foyer Gallery at East Lansing Public Library
“Art Among Friends 2010.” Presented by the Community Club Art Group of MSU. Featuring photography and paintings in a variety of media depicting landscapes, portraits, florals and still life. Reception: 1:30-4 p.m. Apr. 11. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. M-Th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. F, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. S and 1-5 p.m. Su. 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 571-2420.

Honora Bird’s Studio Gallery
An exhibit of new works by gallery artists. Reception: 1-4 p.m. Apr. 11. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. F-S, 1-4 p.m. Su. 1207 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 285-9462. (Closed Sunday, April 4)

Ledge Craft Lane
High School Art Student Display. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. W-S. 120 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. (517) 627-9843 or


Creole Gallery
“Isthmus Memories: Evoking Peacefulness Through Chinese Brush Painting on Rice Paper and Silk.” Artwork by Dixie O’Connor. Reception: 1-5 p.m. Apr. 4. Hours: 1-5 p.m. S & Su and by appointment. 1218 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 371-2736.

Scene Metrospace
“The 3-in-1 Show.” Featuring three exhibits, including “Pocket-Sized: A Close Look at Small Art,” “For Cheap’s Sake: Photocopied” and a special exhibition by featured artist Jennifer Ganzhorn. Hours: 2-5 p.m. Th, 2-6 p.m. F & S and noon-4 p.m. Su. 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 319-6832 or www.

TIC Gallery
“Where the Heart Is.” A multi-media exhibit featuring works by Carole Steinberg Berk, Gretchen Foster, John Kroneman, Bobbie Margolis, Toby Teneyck, Jenny Schu Behler, and 12 other local artists. Reception: 1-4 p.m. Apr. 11. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. M-F. Technology Innovation Center, above Barnes & Noble in East Lansing, 325 E. Grand River Ave.,  East Lansing. (517) 319-6861

Kresge Art Museum
“Wood into Art.” Presented in collaboration with MSU’s Department of Forestry. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-T & F, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Th, and noon-5 p.m. S & Su. Intersection of Physics & Auditorium roads, East Lansing. (517) 355-7631. (Closed Sunday, April 4)

Saper Galleries
“Shona Sculptures from Zimbabwe.” Featuring dozens of hand-carved stone sculptures from artists who live and work in Zimbabwe.  Reception: 1-4 p.m. Apr. 4. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. M -W, F & S, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Th and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. 1st Su. 433 Albert Ave., East Lansing. (517) 351-0815.