Opportunity Arts is proud to announce that Hannah Vercelote has joined the team as the new Director of Social Media. Hannah will be handling the social media creation, engagement, & management for Opportunity Arts Affiliates & Clients. Hannah is proficient on a variety of social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & TikTok.
Currently residing in the City of Chicago, Hannah received a Bachelor’s Degree with a focus in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL in 2016. Since then, she has worked in social media in the Chicagoland Market, and has worked on social media projects for companies including The Hertz Corporation, Erb Equipment Company, & Home Run Inn Pizza.
When Hannah isn’t busy advancing her career & the careers & followings of her clients, she enjoys watching Netflix, and spending time with her boyfriend, & two adorable cats!
Quote from Mike Marriott, Owner of Opportunity Arts:
“We are very excited to have Hannah join the Opportunity Arts family. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in social media & experience in the industry that I think is going to be extremely advantageous for us as a company, allowing us to provide a higher standard of social media services. I also believe that having Hannah on our team is going to be immensely beneficial to the artists & creatives who trust us to handle their social media needs.”
Quote from Hannah Vercelote, Director of Social Media for Opportunity Arts:
"I'm extremely excited to be joining the Opportunity Arts family, and I'm grateful to be a part of an organization that cares so much about artists and creatives. I'm looking forward to being able to grow Opportunity Arts and myself in this position."
Melina Brann is an emerging acrylic painter who wants to make sure that Black women are portrayed as beautiful as they are. Originally from Battle Creek, MI, Melina now calls Lansing home. Before coming to Lansing, Melina studied art at Grand Valley State University in Allendale. Her work has been viewed & purchased at local arts & crafts shows. Melina is passionate not just about her work, but the reasoning behind it:
“Growing up, and even now, I didn’t see people who looked like me represented in art and I wanted to change that. As a biracial woman, painting portraits of Black women is one of the ways I celebrate and connect with my ancestors and community.” ~ Melina Brann
When not creating art, Melina spends her time serving her community as the Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing.
For more information on Melina and her work visit:
Opportunity Arts is proud to announce 517 Living as our newest business partner. 517 Living (www.517Living.com) is the quintessential community calendar for events & happenings in Mid-Michigan. Their Mission is to connect Lansing Area adventurers with unique, life-enhancing events and activities hosted by local businesses and organizations. If you represent a local business or organization you can add your event to the calendar, simply by going to their website (www.517Living.com) and clicking the green "Post Your Event" button above the calendar. This service is 100% free. Join their community and invite your friends!
In addition to the calendar, 517 Living also facilitates a Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/1660456644277339/) with over 26,000 members who share events, seek recommendations, and promote businesses, artists, and non-profit organizations. The group is designed to connect Mid-Michiganders with local businesses, organizations, places, events, activities, goods, services, opportunities, ideas, people, & experiences. The group is a "Good Vibes Only" zone, and 517 Living asks that you keep this in mind when posting, "reacting," and commenting.
News about Opportunity Arts and it's Affiliates.
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.