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Art & Soul: The Visual Arts - Sharing The Joy Of Art At Any Age

Mary Thiefels

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the local visual arts community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by state and local arts leader Omari Rush and the art coordinator at the Kerrytown Concert House, Nancy Wolfe, about a visual arts exhibit currently on display there.

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"Emerge/Re-emerge Art from Hannan House" Flyer

About the "Emerge/Re-emerge" Exhibit

Nancy Wolfe is the art/gallery coordinator for the performance venue, Kerrytown Concert House.  Their current exhibition, which has an opening on August 11, is a collaboration with a senior living facility in Detroit called the Hannan Center, a senior living facility on Woodward in Midtown.  They have art classes there and they also have an art gallery in the space.  The people showing work at Kerrytown are artists who live at Hannan and show their work in their gallery.  This exhibition represents them expanding their footprint and making more connections. 

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Local arts leader Omari Rush (right) and the art coordinator at the Kerrytown Concert House, Nancy Wolfe (left).

Upcoming Visual Arts Events:

  • New mural celebrating regional culture going up in collaboration with Tree Town Murals and Destination Ann Arbor.
  • Youth Arts Alliance month-long art exhibition at Cultivate in Ypsilanti (Youth Arts Alliance engages folks with arts who are in the juvenile detention system...they got a grant to expand their work from thecommunity foundation.
  • Back-to-School Thinking: The State of Michigan through Michigan Youth Arts is offering art supply grants to teachers and schools...the application opens August 15.

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Mary Thiefels

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— 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.
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