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5 Lansing art and culture organizations receive total of $42,500 in grants

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Five local art and cultural organizations received grants totaling $42,500 as part of the second round of 2021 Lansing Arts Project grants, Mayor Andy Schor today announced.

These grants are funded through the City of Lansing and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. 

“Arts and culture played a significant role in keeping the energy and vitality of our city high during a very difficult year for us all,” said Mayor Andy Schor in a press release.

“We

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‘Art of Rally’ Shows That Racing Games Need to Get Weirder

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‘Art of Rally’ screenshots courtesy of Funselektor

Last year, I watched John Frankenheimer’s 1967 racing epic Grand Prix. It’s a remarkable movie that both romanticizes and documents an era of racing that was unconscionably dangerous to drivers and spectators, but was also beautiful and exciting in a way that is very different from modern racing. The movie certainly finds something ghoulish about the culture surrounding racing at the time, and posits that drivers of the era must have been raging narcissists who would rather die trapped in a burning race car than go to therapy. But it also shows

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The creative space in downtown Seattle that celebrates art, music, and culture

Martyr Sauce in the heart of the historic arts district of Pioneer Square.

SEATTLE — Founded in 2012 by artist and curator Tariqa Waters, Martyr Sauce is an underground art gallery and cultural institution. This gallery is popular for creating projects base on pop culture with a big message.

“I take things that often marginalize me as a black woman and I reshape those things. The point is to not qualify my art as Black art, it’s American art,” said Waters.

She crosses boundaries between pop culture art forms and projects which feature visual art highlighting issues of equity.

Martyr

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HBO Documentary Celebrates ‘Black Art,’ Indicts The Forces That Marginalize It : NPR

Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama, appeared in the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light.

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Amy Sherald, who painted the official portrait of Michelle Obama, appeared in the film Black Art: In the Absence of Light.

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Central to the new documentary Black Art: In the Absence of Light is a pivotal art exhibition that debuted in 1976.

Two Centuries of Black American Art” was the first major show by a Black curator to look at the history of art produced by African Americans. Covering the

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