david zinn

Ann Arbor Art Fair
Ann Arbor Art Fair / theannarborartfair.com

The annual Ann Arbor Art Fair, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, is back this year taking place July 15th through the 17th. WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Sandra Andrade, the executive director of the Ann Arbor Main Street Area Association, about what that means to area business owners and their special plans for this year's fair.


Mary Thiefels

The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission is an advisory body to City Council with the goal of creating public art in Ann Arbor that improves the aesthetic quality of public spaces and structures and provides cultural and recreational opportunities.  Lisa Barry and Omari Rush talk to commission chair Allison Buck about public art in the city and the revival of the Golden Paintbrush Award.


Riverside Arts Center
Riverside Arts Center / riversidearts.org

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local visual arts scene.  WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Omari Rush, executive director of CultureSource and Chair of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.  They talk with Elisa Guyton, executive director of the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, who has been working hard to keep the center connected to the community during a pandemic which began just a few months after she took over the job.


David Zinn

With the streets of downtown Ann Arbor much emptier these days due to the current health crisis, local chalk artist David Zinn has been safely distancing and using the opportunity to keep his one-man business alive.  He's finding more places and more opportunities to bring a bit of joy to the community by drawing new chalk art creations around town.  

He spoke to WEMU's Lisa Barry about his latest efforts.


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.


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.


David Zinn
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Art comes in many forms.  Some hangs on museum walls to be viewed for centuries. Some is duplicated or turned into posters…and some is sold at auction to collectors.  Then there’s a local artist who creates “unique public art” NOT intended to last long.

  We visited with David Zinn  recently as he created one of those amazing pieces of art-with chalk!