Sarrah Gani is a professional photographer and owner of Sarrah Photography, a luxury studio space where clients receive a full service photography experience.
Originally from East Lansing, Sarrah specialize in two types of photography; Portrait and Personal Branding. Her mission is to create the most beautiful portraits of her clients that they have ever seen. Sarrah has been photographing people professionally for five years, and has been awarded numerous awards for photographs through the Portrait Masters Competition. Sarrah has studied under her mentor Photographer Sue Bryce, and is extremely meticulous. She provides her clients a consultation to discuss and prepare every detail of the session, including professional hair and makeup services available the day of the shoot. Sarrah guides clients through the entirety of their session to create timeless portraits that will last for generations to come, and personal branding photographs that will help businesses market to their ideal clients.
For more information on Sarrah and her work visit:
Woman-Owned Visual Art Business & Woman-Owned Kombucha Business
Partner to Bring Art & Kombucha to the 127 Corridor
3415 E Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48912
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A creative partnership between two woman-owned businesses is driving traffic & creating place near Frandor. Award Winning Artistic Entrepreneur & Body Painter Sarah Sanders, the owner of Contrasted Content LLC will have her ‘Windows to Eden: A Geometric Landscape Body’ Collection on display at Apple Blossom Kombucha, owned & operated by Caley Gunthorpe, throughout the spring. Sarah’s work can be viewed during Apple Blossom Kombucha’s regular business hours, Tuesday & Thursday from 11am – 6pm. An artist meet & greet is being planned for some time in Spring of 2021, & Sarah plans to appear in a body paint uniquely designed for the event & collection. For more information on the collection & partnership visit www.contrastedcontent.com/windows-to-eden.
Two members of the local business community, a local female artist who wanted to have her art on display & available for purchase, and a local female kombucha business owner who wanted to drive business to her new tap room near Frandor realized they could work together to accomplish both of their goals. “I had this wall space and thought it would be nice to have a local artist display their work,” says Caley Gunthorpe, owner & operator of Apple Blossom Kombucha. Sarah Sanders, an award winning local artists & Lansing Community College graduate, had come highly recommended, and the two worked out the details of the partnership. At that point, Sarah began work on the pieces that would become the ‘Windows to Eden: A Geometric Landscape Body’ Collection, which consists of eight different pieces, split into 2 different sets. It is one of the first, if not the first collection to predominantly feature a form of Gold Leafing in the Capital Region. Sarah wanted to create pieces that not only were unique & stood out, but something that people would gravitate to. “Just like the apple blossom attracts bees to pollinate, I’m hopeful & confident that the ‘Windows to Eden’ Collection will attract patrons to Apple Blossom Kombucha’s tap room,” says Sanders. Visitor can come & enjoy the variety of delicious kombucha that Caley has brewed, while also getting to enjoy the exceptional work of one of the Capital Region community’s award winning artists. Sarah also wants visitors and art enthusiast to know that the collection is available to purchase either individually or as a set.
About The Artist:
Sarah Sanders is a mixed media artist & body painter with extensive experience in installation art, music, mural work, body casting, video art, makeup, photography, frame design, cake decorating, and floral design. She has transferred body paints onto canvas, canvas work onto cupcakes, pastel work into video work, and prides herself on being able to make art versatile with the medium. She is the owner of Contrasted Content LLC, a for profit art business located in Lansing at the Cedar Street Art Collective.
Sarah earned an Associate’s Degree in Arts Foundation, and an Associate’s Degree in Art History from Lansing Community College, where you can also see her work displayed publicly & permanently as the winner of The 2017 Zimmerman Arts Fund Competition. She was also selected as the Cover Artists for the 2020 Social Gap Experiment Creative Anthology. Additionally, Sarah has won The Award of Excellence for outstanding performance and contribution to the 2014-2015 Art Gallery Exhibit & Celebration from Ingham Intermediate School District and Lansing Art Gallery, The Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts at Mason High School, and The Outstanding Performance of Excellence in Visual Arts from Mason Public Schools and the Mason City Council. Sarah’s work has also been seen at the Ingham County Fair Art Contest, MSUFCU Art Exhibit, Ingham Intermediate School District, From Soup to Art: A Fundraising Auction for Arts Initiative of Mason, and the Mason Emerging Artist Event & Exhibition. Sarah was born & raised in Mason, MI, Her art studio is located in Lansing. To purchase Sarah’s work, www.contrastedcontent.com
About the Establishment:
Apple Blossom Kombucha makes kombucha as close to the traditional way as possible while sourcing as local as possible. Kombucha is fermented tea. It is lightly bubbly, with a little 'tang'. It is primarily made with green or black tea and is known for probiotic benefits. Apple Blossom uses a blend of teas, MI sugar, and real fruits, vegetables, and herbs from local farmers they know. Apple Blossom Kombucha wants to know where their ingredients come from, and are dedicated to supporting local! In addition to their ingredients being local, all of their design work, bottles, boxes, labels, caps, and much of their equipment is Michigan made as well! Apple Blossom Kombucha works hard to keep things local, because the money spent here, stays here. In addition to their location near Frandor, Apple Blossom Kombucha can be purchased at over a dozen local area eateries, cafés, & beverage establishments.
For more information on the ‘Windows to Eden: A Geometric Landscape Body’ Collection, to purchase one of the pieces or sets, or to inquire about business partnerships with Contrasted Content LLC, contact Sarah directly at:
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Wil Pruitt is a Vocal Performer, Front Man, & Guitarist working and performing throughout Michigan. Originally from Holt, Wil’s artistic endeavors are based out of Lansing. He has developed his skills playing with multiple bands and experimenting with solo work. Wil is the lead singer & songwriter for the band ‘Deadfoot’ as well as the lead guitarist for the band ‘Handsome Pete’. He is also the former lead guitarist & vocalist for ‘Homespun’.
Wil has played multiple music venues throughout Michigan including UrbanBeat, The Green Door, The Loft, and GameTime. He has also performed solo work and with his band Dedfoot at The Artist’s Umbrella, Mila Lynn’s Inktober Closeout Show, & the 2020 Carnival of the Creatives in Downtown Lansing. Wil credits Chris Cornell, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Withers, and Johnny Cash as the major influences in crafting his Bluesy, Soulful, Dirty Rock musical style. When he’s not creating or performing music he’s usually engaged in epic battle via PlayStation.
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The Artist’s Umbrella Presents
The Spring Awakening
Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 7:00pm
Outdoor Space behind Urban Beat in Old Town Lansing
Michigan’s Premiere Variety Show is back! On Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 7pm, The Artist’s Umbrella will present “The Spring Awakening” live from Old Town in Lansing, MI. This performance will take place outside, in the large lot behind UrbanBeat, and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Doors open at 6:00pm, and tickets for the event are $20.00. Contact the Artist’s Umbrella through their Facebook page www.facebook.com/artistsumbrella/ to purchase tickets.
The Spring Awakening will be the Artist’s Umbrellas first live show in 2021, “This upcoming Artist’s Umbrella show means a lot to all of us under the umbrella,” said Jacklyn Taylor. Jacklyn is a volunteer with the Artist’s Umbrella & serves on the organizations’ Street Team, which is active in the Artist’s Umbrella’s community building initiatives. Taylor continues, “I’m overwhelmed by the opportunity to support my artistic community, and it is going to be so nice to get back on stage!”
This show will feature a live Arts Market with Visual Art Vendors including Autumn Hopkins with Aura Lee Gallery, Artist Sam Roe, and Stone Jeweler Danielle Smith with Lithic Creation. Bob Rose will present a side act throughout the show, and Author Kristine Brickey will also have her novels available for purchase. The show will also feature some of the Lansing Region’s top Performing Arts talent including Poi Spinner Terjae, Hoop Dancer Dani Twigs, Guitarists Wil Pruitt & Josh Pena, Poet Grace Carras, Hip Hop Artists Knova & Big Caso, a testimonial by Vee & Kristine, a Mystery Skit by the AU Street Team and the popular interview segment “Cantakerous Talk with Uncle Carl”. The Spring Awakening is sponsored by Preuss Pets, who will also be presenting an educational talk featuring some of their animals & educators.
For more information on The Artist’s Umbrellas & to purchase tickets visit:
The Artist's Umbrella Presents: The Spring Awakening: Facebook Event Link
News about Opportunity Arts and it's Affiliates.
Monday Night Masterpiece:
New Live Talk Show & Art Experience Coming to the Capital City on Monday Nights this Fall
Seizing the Opportunity:
The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Becomes an Opportunity Arts Affiliate.
Seizing the Opportunity:
The Poetry Room with
Masaki Takahashi becomes
Opportunity Arts Affiliates.