In the artlab: Carolyn Rabbers

Movement Captured: A Screen Dance Series

Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers is a member of Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Dance, and was the Presidential Scholar in 2010. Carolyn has worked in New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, dancing for Coldplay, Omi, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Poet Theatricals, The Union Project Dance Company, LACDC, Clairobscur, Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera, Diavolo EdCo, & Nickerson-Rossi Dance Company, and acting in national commercials for Starbucks, Kaplan University, and Jockey Bra. Carolyn can be seen dancing and acting as the lead character “Abby” in the film Moondance (2019) by Squatchagawea Films. 

Her Screen Dance work has previously been featured at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. She co-created “Ready Movers” a mindfulness, movement and literacy program for KRESA’s Head Start Initiative, and has taught dance for The Gabriella Foundation in Los Angeles, honored by Michelle Obama as one of the best after-school dance programs in the nation in 2015. Carolyn judges for CRU Dance Competition and her choreography has been featured at The Regional Alternative Dance Festival and on the students of The Citadel Dance Company, and Berrien County Dancers.

Carolyn has trained at The American Dance Festival and studied under the instruction of Tere O’Connor, Doug Varone, David Dorfman, Randy Duncan, John Lehrer, Jen Nugent, Jessie Zarrit, Pamela Pietro, & Jerri Houlihan. Carolyn teaches Yoga for Spectrum Health Lakeland, and is an American Ballet Theater National Curriculum Certified Teacher in Pre-Primary through Level V. As a native of Southwest Michigan, Carolyn is thrilled to be contributing to the local arts community. When not dancing/creating, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Garrett, and dog, Alfawnzo, traversing the wilderness and traveling.

In the artlab: Yhelena & Michael Hall

Wilderness and Household: Coping with Comfort

This artlab exhibition explores the evolution of domestic appliances and how they have gradually shaped humans into creatures of comfort. Consisting of sculptural apparatuses connected through the elements and functions of domestic appliances, Yehelena & Michael re-imagine these household object’s place within consumption, preservation, sustainability, and necessity. By altering the functionality of domestic appliances, the tools are turned into metaphors that reflect our dependency on these devices and the desire to break free from their comforting grasp at the same time.

artlab Visiting Artist Talk: Yhelena and Michael Hall

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

5:30 – 6  PM

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Join us as welcome artlab artists Yhelena and Michael Hall to their opening talk before the official gallery opening reception.