Gallery Welcomes Artists Outside the Mainstream

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caption: Works by artist, designer, printmaker and collector, John Gutoskey, will be on display during the "Raise Your Voice" exhibit at Casa de Rosado in Lansing.

In the up-swinging REO Town corridor is Casa de Rosado, a nearly 3,600-square-foot building in Lansing where art exhibits with political agendas speak volumes.

Gallery coordinator and owner, Theresa Rosado, told the City Pulse that she hopes the gallery will became a haven for artists who have been "ostracized" from the mainstream art community in Lansing and beyond.

Rosado said that Lansing needs more outlets for difficult-to-digest artwork, and she believes that local communities will support edgy, message-driven art.

The gallery's latest show, "Raise Your Voice: A Social Justice Exhibit," opened in April and will be on display until May 28. It features works by Bruce Thayer, John Gutoskey, Petra Daher and more, including works by Rosado herself. The exhibit highlights everything from LGBTQ issues to union rights through paintings and photography. The gallery has also hosted live music events related to social justice.

The gallery, which is free to enter, is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5 p.m. at 204 E. Mt. Hope Ave. in Lansing. A reception with Drew Howard will be held May 6 from 1-3 p.m. For more information visit Casa de Rosado's Facebook page.

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