bg-header-wemu-rs.jpg
Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
0000017d-4e0c-dda1-a7fd-4fde73920000

Art & Soul: The Visual Arts - Tree Towns Murals Created With Community Participation

IMG_2687.JPG
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.

2.jpg
Credit Lisa Barry
/
A closeup of the mural in the museum's community room.

ABOUT TREE TOWN MURALS

Tree Town Murals is a program meant to inspire local artists and encourage community-wide projects.  Its newest project is a mural of the Huron River Wateshed at the new University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, which is a mosaic of artwork contributed by numerous museum members.  Murals at Wines Elementary School and the Google office in Ann Arbor are also in the works.

IMG_5227.jpg
Credit Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU
/
89.1 WEMU
Mary Thiefels wears her art on her hands with paint-stained fingers.

UPCOMING ARTS ACTIVITIES

art_and_soul_logo_2.jpg

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU today to keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu

Lisa Barry was a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU.
Omari Rush has a continually expanding role of service as both an artistic administrator and community leader, in part through his work as curator of public programs at the Ann Arbor Art Center.
Related Content