EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the community are invited to stop by East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road, to check out the City of East Lansing’s newest public art installation: “Faces of the Community.”
This commissioned public art piece was the result of a partnership between the East Lansing Arts Commission and East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF). The installation was created by local ceramic artist Doug DeLind with assistance from the community during this year’s ELAF. During the festival, community members of all ages were invited to carve their own personalized designs in a large slab of clay at an activity station near the Albert-Division intersection. From that clay, DeLind made raku-fired tiles that he mounted to large wooden boards and he completed the piece with abstract faces.
“We are so excited that East Lansing City Hall is now home to a piece of beautiful public art that so many of our community members had a hand in creating. We would like to thank artist Doug DeLind for his efforts to bring this creative concept to life,” said Wendy Wilmers Longpre, who serves at the City staff liaison to the East Lansing Arts Commission. “We encourage community members to stop by City Hall and check out the installation next time they are in the area. They just might spot their own artwork among the displayed tiles.”