Wynken, Blynken, & Nod

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ArtPath 7 Audio Tour

About This Installation

The illustration was created for a moving panorama to accompany a puppet show. It depicts the story of "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod," an 1889 poem by Eugene Field. The poem was reimagined and set in REO Town. It is centered on the iconic Lansing Board of Water & Light Eckert Power Plant smokestacks. Like the poem, it takes us on a journey. Visitors are transported by a wooden shoe through the night sky, swim with fish in the Grand River, and end their dream nestled between Boji Tower and the Capitol.

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River Front Dock
This wooden dock is just north of the Shiawassee St. Bridge and overlooks the Grand River and Adado River Front Park. This is in a popular area and close to the newly renovated Rotary Park.
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About the Artist

Jeana-Dee

Allen

She/her
Lansing
, MI

Jeana-Dee Allen is an award-winning educator, photojournalist, creator, and active community leader. She holds positions as a Professor of Practice in the School of Journalism and an Academic Specialist in Experiential Learning in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office. Her work intersects storytelling, creativity and human-centered design.

She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan and moved to the Lansing area as an undergrad student at Michigan State University. She began building programs for Lansing youth in 2009 that incorporated art and education. She completed a Master of Arts in Education at Michigan State University in December 2014. In her spare time, she volunteers throughout Lansing to increase accessibility to the arts. She is also co-founder of The Robin Theatre.

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