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 East Lansing Michigan - East Lansing Public Library  to Hold Mural Ribbon Cutting 23 September 2022 ( news )

East Lansing Michigan - East Lansing Public Library to Hold Mural Ribbon Cutting 23 September 2022 ( news )

East Lansing , state Michigan
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   EAST LANSING , Mich . — On Thursday , Sept . 29 , the East Lansing Public Library ( ELPL ) will hold a ribbon - cutting ceremony for a new mural created by Dustin Hunt of
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   The new mural , located on the west - facing exterior wall of the ELPL’s Maker Studio , delves into some of East Lansing’s civil rights history .
   “We are so thrilled to bring this mural to the East Lansing Public Library , ” said ELPL Director Kristin Shelle......y . “This mural will be an incredible tool for community members to learn more about civil rights , past and present , and it will be a great addition to the library as a place centered on sharing information and community learning . ”
   The ribbon - cutting ceremony will be held at 10:30 a . m . in front of the library , located at 950 Abbot Road in East Lansing . The ceremony will include short remarks from City of East Lansing and library officials as well as the artist . Community members will be able to learn more about East Lansing’s history and the details that went into the mural . Light refreshments will be provided . In case of rain , the ceremony will be moved inside the library to the large Meeting Room .
   The people depicted in the mural are modeled after real East Lansing residents . In the mural , they’re sitting at the kitchen table discussing current social justice issues , with historical artifacts from East Lansing’s civil rights history scattered through the scene . The mural tells the story of these East Lansing residents , while also educating the public on the City’s past and illustrating how conversations on justice continue today .  
   In the near future , the artist will install a QR code near the mural , which will allow interested community members to explore the mural in a more interactive way . Through the QR code , people will be able to read about the significance of certain details in the mural and how it relates to East Lansing’s own history .
   This mural was paid for with funds approved by the East Lansing Arts Commission from the Percent for Art Program’s Public Art Fund .  
   East Lansing’s Percent for Art program ( Ordinance No . 1339 ) requires developers to commit one percent of their project’s cost ( with a $25 , 000 cap ) to public art , through the installation of a piece of public art within their project , the donation of a piece of public art to the City of East Lansing or through a payment to the City’s Public Art Fund for future commissions of public art .   
   



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