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Art & Soul: The Visual Arts - Art In Our Neighborhood

Nov 8, 2018

Omari Rush and Katie Van Dusen
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Omari Rush, executive director of CultureSource and the chair of the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Katie Van Dusen from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.  They talk about a just-released neighborhood arts program focusing on bringing new art to Washtenaw County neighborhoods and giving opportunities to local artists to share their work.


About "In Our Neighborhood"  

"Theory of Change" Chart
Credit Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation / aaacf.org

There are countless groups and connections between individuals that together make up our community in Washtenaw County.  These “neighborhoods” that we live in are both literal (defined by geography) and figurative – some of us might be members of “neighborhoods” that are based on our vocation or social identity.  “Arts and Culture” form the connective tissue that makes these neighborhoods thrive, allowing us to access our individual creative spirit, meaningfully connect with others, support economic activity, and give voice to our many and diverse experiences.

The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, in partnership with CultureSource, invites proposals from interested individuals and nonprofits for ideas and projects that support arts and culture projects in your “Neighborhood” and have a positive impact on the local economy.  AAACF is particularly interested in “Neighborhoods” that exist outside of the dominant narrative of Arts and Culture in Washtenaw County.

To apply for the program, click here.  

David Zinn is Holding a Book Signing  

Cover of David Zinn's new book, "Underfoot Menagerie"
Credit David Zinn / zinnart.com

Local chalk artist David Zinn will be signing copies of his new book, "Underfoot Menagerie," which is now available for purchase.  It takes place Saturday, November 10 from 11 AM-4 PM at 16 Hands in Kerrytown.

To keep tabs on the latest David Zinn news, check out his Facebook page, Twitter account, Instagram, and Youtube channel.

Other Upcoming Events:  

Ypsilanti First Fridays (Next one is Friday, December 7)

Ann Arbor Art Center 96th Annual All Media Exhibition: Now through December 1 (Opening party is Friday November 16 6-9 PM)

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu