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.

Jason Thrasher

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to renowned southern food and history writer John T. Edge, who will be speaking at Zingerman's upcoming Camp Bacon.  

Donald Harrison

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the performing arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by Wendy Wright and a special guest, local filmmaker Donald Harrison, who is getting ready to preview his documentary about Ann Arbor's Community High School.


University of Michigan
Center for Positive Organizations / positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to Dr. Jerry Davis, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Associate Dean of Business and Impact.  He will be one of the speakers at the upcoming Positive Business Conference at the Ross School of Business talking about "leading positive change without authority."


Lisa Barry

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Omari Rush talk to the founder of Tree Town Murals, Mary Thiefels.


Rachel Waring

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by her regular co-host for this segment, Jessica Webster, and community “connector” Patti Smith talking about the history of beer in Ann Arbor.


Theatre Nova
Theatre Nova / theatrenova.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performing arts scene.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Wendy Wright talk to playwright David Wells about his latest local theatre production, “Mazel Tov, John Lennon,” along with the man playing John Lennon, actor Forrest Hejkal. 

  

Mood Lifters

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Mental health issues impact millions of people, so Ann Arbor psychologist Dr. Patricia Delden developed a program teaching evidence-based, mental health strategies.


Amalia DiRita / Mikette Bistro & Bar

This week, "Art and Soul" is all about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster are joined by Adam Baru, who owns three local restaurants, Mani Osteria, Isalita, and Mikette in Ann Arbor.  Baru talks about the re-launching of Mikette’s menu with a Mediterranean flare.


This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performing arts scene.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and local writer and reviewer Jenn McKee talk about the many different performing arts activities, which includes a wide variety of performances!


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Ypsilanti author and transformational coach Cherisa Allen, who shares her story of abuse and how she uses what happened to her to empower other people.


Jocelyn Edin

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by local and state arts leader Omari Rush.  Since the conversation will be heard on and around Valentine's Day, the discussion focuses on what it means to be an art lover and the meaning that can be derived from art.


Chow
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by writer, food expert, and host of the Sunday afternoon jazz music show "The In Crowd" Jessica Webster as they talk to one of the owners of Ann Arbor's Logan about plans to open a new different type of restaurant soon.


Pinckney Players
Pinckney Players / pinckneyplayers.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local performing arts scene. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by writer and reviewer Jenn McKee and guests from the Encore Musical Theatre Company to talk about the many local performance arts events taking place locally.


Sarah Hong
Joanne Jarvi / Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Sarah Hong of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County about her efforts to help local organizations maximize their fullest potential for happiness and wellness.


Works in Progress
Ann Arbor Art Center / annarborartcenter.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and Megan Winkel of the Ann Arbor Art Center to talk about several visual arts events in the Ann Arbor area, including one that explores what art is.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
Courtesy Photo / annarborrestaurantweek.com

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts and with the upcoming “restaurant week” in Ann Arbor.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to the director of the Ann Arbor Main Street Association,  which organizes the annual event, Sandra Andrade, about the annual restaurant event.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, Art and Soul focuses on the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by co-owner of Zingerman’s and author Ari Weinzweig to talk about his latest pamphlet that talks about looking at life from an artist’s perspective.


John Gutoskey

This week, "Art and Soul" is a look back at many of the visual arts activities we talked about in 2018.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush, who showcase the wide variety of arts activities and events that took place in our community.


Courtesy Photo / Sweet Heather Anne

This week, Art and Soul is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Heather Leavitt about her cake studio in Ann Arbor, "Sweet Heather Anne," where creativity combined with baking results in artistic cakes and desserts.


Anne Lamott
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

With all that is happening in our world, it may sometimes be difficult having hope.  This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to best-selling author and inspirational speaker Anne Lamott about hope.


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.


Eat Ann Arbor / eatannarbor.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster are joined by Blake Reetz, co-owner of “Eat Catering And Carryout” in Ann Arbor, talking about all things Thanksgiving, which of course includes pie!


Golden Record Media Company

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the performing arts.  89.1 WEMU's LIsa Barry is joined by local arts writer and critic Jenn McKee and an actress and director from Ann Arbor's Theatre NOVA, Diane Hill.


Sarah Brabbs
J.D. Scott / J.D. Scott Photography

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by local author, speaker, and Eastern Michigan University professor Sarah Brabbs to talk about how good communication can help us live better, more well-balanced lives.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the visual arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and a special guest: Amanda Krugliak, arts curator and assistant director of Arts Programming at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities.  She talks about curating a unique, light-up, literary art exhibit in downtown Ann Arbor on October 23rd from 5 until 11pm.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, Art and Soul is about the  culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster are joined by Mary Campbell, the owner of “Everyday Wines” in Ann Arbor, who shares useful information about the world of wine.


Kickshaw Theatre / Facebook

This week, Art and Soul is about the performing arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by Jenn McKee and the artistic director of Kickshaw Theatre in Ann Arbor Lynn Lammers talking about their current show, "Milvotchkee, Visconsin."


Courtesy Photo / Ann Arbor Center for Mindfulness

This week, Art and Soul is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapist Trish Magyari, who talks about how mindfulness and self-compassion can make our lives better.


Courtesy Photo / Zafos Xagoraris

This week, Art and Soul is about the vibrant visual arts scene in the Washtenaw County area.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and the director of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series at the University of Michigan, Chrisstina Hamilton.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is  joined by Jessica Webster and local organic farmer Kim Bayer to talk about “slow food” and growing pure organic fruits and vegetables.


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