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Art & Soul - The Visual Arts With Omari Rush: Public Art In Ann Arbor

89.1 WEMU

This week on Art and Soul, I'm joined by the director of community engagement for the Ann Arbor Art Center, Omari Rush, and John Kotarski, the Chair of the City of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission.

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Some of the art in the Kingsley Rain Garden,

We talk about the new and improved art commission, which works for the city council to put art in public places across Ann Arbor.

One of the projects they're currently working on is the Stadium Boulevard Retaining Wall.  They're down to three finalists and are encouraging people to vote for their favorite.

Vote here.

Credit John Kotarski
Public art on the Manchester Water Tower.

Kotarski says they're also responsible for the Manchester Water Tower, which is the tallest public art project in the state, and the Kingsley Rain Garden "pocket park"in Ann Arbor on Kingsley and First.

Credit Ann Arbor Art Center
Omari and I also discuss the latest Art Off The Wall Exhibition conducted by the Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
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