Art and Soul with Lisa Barry

Second Thursdays 4:35pm every month

Art and Soul is a new feature on 89.1 WEMU that will focus on our vibrant visual arts community. 

Lisa Barry, host of WEMU's All Things Considered, will work with Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center to bring you stories about the art and artists that you can see, feel, touch and experience right in your own neighborhood.  Each segment will feature an in depth look at a particular event, installation, artist, etc. along with news and tidbits about what's happening in art around town.  In addition to regular airings on WEMU, Art and Soul will also be a regular web feature with dynamic content with pictures and videos that will help bring the art to life.

Dr. Wayne Baker / allyouhavetodoisask.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with author and University of Michigan professor Dr. Wayne Baker about ways to ask for help and how that can lead to co-creating solutions at work and in other parts of your life.


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Joan Marcus

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts in our community.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and special guest Chrisstina Hamilton from the Penny Stamps Speaker Series, who outlines a number of unique theatre events they have planned for the new year.


Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week / annarborrestaurantweek.com

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week is a semiannual event that celebrates the Ann Arbor dining scene, with 50+ area restaurants participating. WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Sandra Andrade, executive director of Ann Arbor’s Main Street Area Association, about what to expect from the dining event scheduled to begin January 12th. 


Out Loud Chorus
Tim Hamann / Out Loud Chorus

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performance arts scene.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk with Tim Hamann of Washtenaw County’s “Out Loud Chorus” and share a number of different opportunities to enjoy local theatre, music, and comedy in the coming weeks.


Frank Anderson
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

If you're interested in a more stable, peaceful, or calm life, meditation and mindfulness may be a way to improve your sense of well being.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Michigan Medicine OB/GYN Dr. Frank Anderson, who also co-founded "Ann Arbor Open Meditation," about how a sense of awareness and being in the present moment can help you feel more balanced and choose to respond versus react in stressful situations.


Yourist
Yourist Studio Gallery / youristpottery.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local visual arts community.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and special guest Kay Yourist of Yourist Studio Gallery in Ann Arbor.

The studio gallery is one of several places holding special events and sales the weekend of December 13-15 in Ann Arbor to purchase unique gifts of art and support local artists.


Bobcat Bonnie's
Facebook / facebook.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to one of the partners and managers at the new Bobcat Bonnie's restaurant in Ypsilanti, Brittney Gryzwa.  She describes the restaurant as having "good food, a fun environment at a fair price."

Lisa and Jessica also talk about traditional holiday food, as well as new Christmas dinner traditions.


Michigan Theater
Michigan Theater / michtheater.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the performance arts.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk about the many different performances taking place locally from theatre to jazz to community concerts.


Better Angels
Better Angels / better-angels.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Maggie Bayless, founder and co-managing partner of ZingTrain, part of the Zingerman’s community of businesses, about her volunteer work with “Better Angels.”  It's a national organization founded after the last election with the intention of decreasing the amount of polarization between the two ends of the political spectrum.


University of Michigan / umich.edu

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local visual arts scene.  WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and Amanda Krugliak, curator at the Institute For The Humanities at the University of Michigan.  They talk about a new mural depicting the first African-American student admitted to the University of Michigan.


Go! Ice Cream
Go! Ice Cream / goicecreamgo.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the diverse and delicious dining destinations around Washtenaw County.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to the owner of Go! Ice Cream in Ypsilanti, Rob Hess, about serving the local community, as well as delicious creative ice cream concoctions, and award-winning cooking instructor and cookbook author Molly Stevens, who will be at Zingerman's Roadhouse November 12th.


Theatre Nova / theatrenova.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the performance arts activities in our community.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk to Diane Hill of Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova about the Michigan Playwrights Festival they created, as well as many of the local performance arts activities going on now in our community.


Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness / aacfm.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with a pioneer in the scientific development of self-compassion, Kristen Neff.  Neff and Christopher Germer will be participating in an upcoming, two-day workshop hosted by the Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness, November 8th and 9th.  


SCRAP
Scrap Box / scrapbox.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local visual arts scene.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with state and local arts leader Omari Rush and Kate Higgins from Ann Arbor’s “Scrap Box” about a new fashion show they’ve created with an environmental impact.  


Theatre
Roustabout Theatre Troupe / roustabouttheatre.com

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the many local performance arts activities taking place.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk to local playwright Joseph Zettelmaier about his latest production of locally gathered ghost stories.


Sweetwaters
Kristen Jackson / Sweetwaters

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts in Washtenaw County.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to Kristen Jackson, the owner of two Ann Arbor Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea locations.  She talks about her efforts to connect customers with locally made food and baked goods to keep community connections strong by creating a comfortable "third place" for people to visit and enjoy.


Sun Chao

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the local performance arts scene.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk with the artistic director of the "Neighborhood Theatre Group," Kristin Anne Danko.


  

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Melissa Peet, founder of the Generative Knowledge Institute, who developed her methods through her research at the University of Michigan and teaches special workshops in Ann Arbor and all over the world.


Mary Thiefels

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local visual arts community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and the art coordinator at the Kerrytown Concert House, Nancy Wolfe, about a visual arts exhibit currently on display there.


Marcy Harris

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster speak with Tammie Gilfoyle, a local artist, dog rescuer, and now known to some as the “tomato evangelist” because of the fresh vegetables she's growing in Dexter.


Ann Arbor Blues Festival
Ann Arbor Blues Festival / a2bluesfestival.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performance arts scene.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk with the executive producer of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival, James Partridge, about the upcoming festival and discuss several other events happening in the coming weeks.


Ari Weinzweig
Zingtrain / shop.zingtrain.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Zingerman's co-founder, speaker, and author Ari Weinzweig about sharing the wisdom from anarchist Emma Goldman to bring joy and creative purpose to our work and personal lives.


Ann Arbor
International Museum of Dinnerware Design / dinnerwaremuseum.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with state and local arts leader Omari Rush and Dr. Margaret Carney, director of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design in Ann Arbor.


Saline Celtic Festival
Saline Celtic Festival Facebook / facebook.com

On this edition of "Art and Soul," 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright begin by talking to the entertainment director for the Saline Celtic Festival about the upcoming festival.  They also talk about several local theater productions, jazz musical performances, and "Lady Bunny."


Center for Positive Organizations
Courtesy Photo / Penguin Random House

This week's "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks about how knowing you purpose in your personal life and at work can make life so much more fulfilling.

Her guest is University of Michigan professor, author, and co-founder of the "Center for Positive Organizations" at U of M's Ross School of Business, Dr. Bob Quinn.

Baseball
Phil Dewey

This week, local and state arts leader Omari Rush and WEMU’s Lisa Barry talk with an Ann Arbor artist who uses a variety of mediums to create art of historic Negro League baseball players.  They also talk about several other visual art opportunities in our area.


Antonio's Coney Island
Antonio's Coney Island

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts, focusing on the many food options in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to the owner of Antonio's Coney Island in Ypsilanti, where diners might be surprised to find a non-typical, coney island menu focusing more on Central American specialties.


Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Ann Arbor Summer Festival / a2sf.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the vibrant local performance arts scene.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk with the executive director of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Mike Michelon, about what’s planned for the Mainstage for the upcoming event.

Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry's guest is local businesswoman Sarah Whitsett, who created a local magazine called "The Brick Magazine," focusing on women who contribute to the foundation in the community in a positive manner.

   

Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts / americansforthearts.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with with a creative strategist working with the Americans for the Arts sponsoring an artist workshop in Ypsilanti later this month.  Roseann Weiss says they're looking forward to connecting with a "room full of artists" at Riverside Arts Center on May 21st.


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