Arts & Entertainment with Mike Marriott & Metro Melik
By Metro Melik
A series that tackles the global idea of arts and entertainment, then focuses on how it pertains to Metro Lansing. A little bit of business, a little bit of education, and a whole lot of fun. Find more details atwww.lansingmade.com
Mike Marriott goes into depth of what is the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and what it does to promote in Metro Lansing. It is also an organization that can help you with your artistic goals. We talk about the cool app "517 ARTsearch". We touch on why the campus of Lansing Community College is great for enjoying art.
An episode about creating art into the art business. Mike Marriott talks about how Arts & Entertainment surrounds us. There's a reference to "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X. And Metro Melik talks about the genre that Johnny Cash should belong. There's a little nod to Varhaus. Mr. Marriott speaks on how business can invest in art as well as artist and why that is good for business. Metro Lansing is an emerging mostly blank canvas of where artist can find many opportunities to partner with business in order to be able to help facilitate in their art production. Mr. Marriott touches on the subject with raising funds as an artist.
Reach Studio Art Center, The Fledge,
In this episode Mike Marriott talks about Happendance, which is mid-Michigan's only professional dance company. Each year it presents four major productions: A Dance Concert for Young People (and their grown up friends); a full production winter concert featuring the professional company: "This Is Happendance"; the Happendance School Spring Concert; and the unique “Community Dance Project”, which it founded in 2005. In addition, Happendance 2, the company’s pre-professional youth group, performs at a variety of local bookings. “Happendance To Go”, the company’s highly popular outreach program offers both performances specially designed for youth audiences, and teaching workshops which provide dance classes designed to enhance curriculum and learning skills. This program serves school districts throughout Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Jackson, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties. Happendance School, founded 1993, enrolls 250 students annually. www.happendance.org
Mike Marriott, the Arts Promoter, had a successful stint in New York City. However, his love of art and affordability lead him and his wife to move to Lansing, Michigan. In this episode we explore the cornucopia of fun stuff in Metro Lansing.
Arts Council of Greater Lansing's Arts Night Out event, Lansing Art Gallery, Happendance, The Poetry Room, The Robin Theatre, The Loft, Open Mics - The Blue Owl, Loud Space, ceramic studios - The Crack Pot Tour, Dance studios, Cedar Street Art Collective...
Oh you get the idea. Here's the podcast that will give you a long list of events and places for you to find and enjoy.
Thanks for taking a listen to this episode. You can find more about Mike Marriott, the Arts Promoter, at https://www.opportunityarts.org/
Find the fun at https://www.lansingmade.com/ Learn more about Metro Melik, the People's Champ, at https://www.metromelik.com/
There is a scene to be seen in Metro Lansing
This is the first episode of Arts & Entertainment with Mike Marriott & Metro Melik. Mike Marriott is the Arts Promoter. A Lansing resident by way of New York City and Peoria, Illinois. In this episode a little about Mr. Marriott's upbringing. His journey to NYC. And finally how he and his wife fell in love with Michigan and subsequently decided to live in Lansing, Michigan.
Mr. Marriott had aspiration to be a professional tap dancer. After he received his degree in Arts Administration he ventured to New York City. Learn his story about Long Island, Manhattan, tap dancing, ballet, marketing, meeting his wife, the Detroit Lions, Thanksgiving Day Lions Game, Owosso cemeteries, and moving to Lansing, Michigan.
He has a goal to take his knowledge to help artist achieve their goals through his company Opportunity Arts. Find them at https://www.opportunityarts.org/
Thanks for stopping by. Find more [future] podcasts and fun at https://www.lansingmade.com/