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Positive LoveLansing Graffiti


There is a non-functioning motel in Lansing at the intersection of Main/496 and South Washington (ReoTown, near Cooley Gardens). It was a place where nothing good seemed to happen, and at present the county is set to demolish it.


About 2 weeks ago, graffiti artists were invited (by authorities) to come in and decorate the space until its demolition. The sad corner has become a very colorful one.


I went there twice, one time with a 10 yr old. She was bummed it would be taken down, because “art makes people happy.” Right now the place is typically crawling with folks all holding cameras. It’s quite a wonderful city scene.


The photo above says #lovelansing. That is a Twitter “tag” which is used to connect people who are “Tweeting” about things that are good about the Greater Lansing Area.


The little cartoon image above which has that tag, is my own contribution to the temporary art exhibit. I found an unmarked spot between larger artful works, and drew a little cartoon character. I started drawing this little guy around 1970, for a comic strip I contributed to the Middle School newspaper, the Kinawa Courier. I haven’t drawn “Mr. Graphix” in a long time. That was fun.


I took hundreds of photos. These are the ones which specifically referenced Lansing (the green helmet represents the MSU Spartans, 517 is our area code, and Impression 5 is a science museum in downtown). If you click on them, they will blow up approximately 4 times in size. Your choice!



One Response to “Positive LoveLansing Graffiti”

  1. Eric Schertzing Says:

    Thanks for your work. Great pictures. What a nice story.

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