Two new art exhibits on display

 East Lansing, MI—Two art exhibits are bringing ideas, energy, and color to the third and fourth floors of Michigan State University College of Law. These are the 18th and 19th exhibits brought to the Law College since it began showcasing art in 2002.

The fourth-floor exhibition includes four panels describing the history and mission of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), which offers arts-related legal aid and educational programs about legal and business issues affecting artist and arts organizations. The exhibit also features the works of VLA Art & Law Residency artist Molly Dilworth.
The Dilworth exhibit, titled 36°30 , comprises eight banner compositions constructed from visual references to global trade and labor. The exhibit takes its name from the latitudinal circle that divides the globe into north and south. Inspired by quilt design, the banner patterns are populated by a hybrid iconography drawn from states’ flags and emblems, as well as the logos of companies with a relationship to the 36°30’ parallel.
The VLA/Dilworth exhibition is on display through the end of April. 
MSU Law’s third floor features the work of artist, elder, and activist Nora Chapa Mendoza through mid-March. The artist—a longtime Detroit resident and social activist—often confronts themes such as conditions facing poor people in Latin America, the plight of American Indians and migrant workers, and women’s affairs.
The Mendoza exhibit is co-sponsored by MSU Law, Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, The Julian Samora Research Institute, and the MSU Chicano/Latino Studies Program.