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Art & Soul: The Visual Arts - Art In The Time Of Impossible Disconnect

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A special art exhibit is taking place in Ann Arbor this month, which could be considered a "partially post-pandemic art exhibition." Lisa Barry and Omari Rushtalk with the organizer, Anya Klapischak, about what they're calling, "What Feels Real: Art in the Time of Impossible Disconnect."

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The Hosting founder Anya Klapischak

What Feels Real: Art in the Time of Impossible Disconnect is a collection of singular spirited attempts to address a giant universal discomfort. Confronting the new normal of false realities, virtual commitments, and dumbfounding incongruities, the artists included in this group exhibition take a look at what’s left standing amongst the rubble. We are members of a conversation that aims to question, are we past the point of ever feeling human again? And more importantly- what needs to be addressed before we climb the myriad mountains of healing? 

What Feels Real: Art in the Time of Impossible Disconnect is an all-mediums art exhibition, presented by The Hosting, in partnership with StudioStudio and York Food & Drink

In order to maintain proper safety procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tickets and time slots will be limited. Time slots for viewing are 50 minutes each (with the exception of some of the asterisked time slots) with 15 individuals allowed in the space at a time. Face coverings are required for entry; information for contact tracing will be collected at the door. 

Asterisked time slots indicate special time slots, which include a live dance performance from nowyouseeme and a short film screening from director Ben Kujawski. 

All tickets for 50-minute time slots $25 per person. (Except for the Saturday matinée at 3 pm, which includes the live dance performance; these tickets are priced at $30 per person.)

Tickets for the asterisked time slots are $40 per person.

Children under three years of age free. 

What Feels Real is an interactive exhibition; visitors are encouraged to bring a smartphone and headphones if you can. 

What Feels Real is sponsored by Leon Speakers, Worthwhile Paper, Cloth & Kind, and Caitlin Klein and Joe Malcoun. 


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**Special thanks to Paul Keller for providing the Art & Soul theme music.**

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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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