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Ann Arbor
Kellie Bambach

On the pavement at the intersection of Main and Liberty in downtown Ann Arbor, there is a very large mural as part of an initiative by the Ann Arbor DDA and The Arts Alliance.  Lisa Barry and Omari Rush talk to one of the artists who created the mural, Kellie Bambach, who explains that, during this time of uncertainty, they wanted to bring a little bit of "nature" and color to the urban space and remind everyone that we can be #AllTogetherOutside. 


Ann Arbor District Library

The Ann Arbor District Library is commissioning a Black Lives Matter mural. 


Ann Arbor Art Center

The Ann Arbor Art Center plans to add 10 new murals in the downtown area.  

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.


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.


Mary Thiefels
Novemberista's Crew / treetownmurals.com

'Tis the season, as they say.  Thanksgiving is around the corner and just a little further down the road we hit the holiday season.  The festive spirit is already growing and you've likely seen that reflected in the windows of a growing number of business is Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and parts of southeast Michigan.  Much of what you see is the work of a group of local artists that call themselves, the Novemberistas.  Mary Thiefels is owner and founder of TreeTown Murals in Ann Arbor and, whether you know it or not, you've driven by her outdoor murals for years!  In this week's edition of WEMU's "creative:impact," Mary shares the story of the Novemberistas, and more.