public art http://wemu.org en Etched Glass Artwork Approved For Ann Arbor's Stadium Bridges http://wemu.org/post/etched-glass-artwork-approved-ann-arbors-stadium-bridges <div>Etched glass panels depicting images of trees in Ann Arbor will be installed above and under the Stadium Bridges. &nbsp;City council has approved spending $385,000 on the final project funded by the old Percent For Art Program. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:37:26 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47461 at http://wemu.org Etched Glass Artwork Approved For Ann Arbor's Stadium Bridges Ann Arbor City Council Might Resolve Public Art Program Issues Tonight http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-might-resolve-public-art-program-issues-tonight <p>Ann Arbor City Council may have finally found a way to move forward with the city’s public art program.&nbsp; A series of three resolutions on tonight’s agenda could resolve the long-running debate over the issue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:17:51 +0000 Andrew Cluley 42251 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Might Resolve Public Art Program Issues Tonight Ann Arbor Public Art Funding Clawback Closes In, Administrator Contract Rejected http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-public-art-funding-clawback-closes-administrator-contract-rejected <p>The battle over the future of <a href="http://wemu.org/post/plans-change-funding-public-art-ann-arbor-move-forward">public art</a> in Ann Arbor continues, with City Council approving the first reading of an ordinance amendment to allow them to return up to $840,000 to other departments.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A six month extension of Public Art Administrator Aaron </span>Seagraves<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> contract was then rejected.</span></p><p>Council member Jack Eaton expects to bring the contract back up for a vote after final approval of the amendment to the public art ordinance to allow old "Percent for Art" funds to be returned.&nbsp; Eaton says he's sorry for Seagraves but democracy is sometimes messy.</p><p><br />Council member Jane Lumm wants proposed Art Projects at Argo Cascades, the Stadium Bridges, and the Kingsley Rain Garden completed.&nbsp; However she thinks a clean break needs to be made between the old program and one where the city partners with a non-profit organization.</p><p><br />Chair of the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission Bob Miller says a change would be good but it appears city council is holding public art administrator Aaron Seagraves hostage over the funding debate.<br /><br />Mayor John Hieftje is disappointed with council's vote on the administrator, and fears they may lose him even if the contract extension is approved in two weeks.</p><p><em>Earlier WEMU coverage of the Public Art Funding issues can be found here:</em></p><ul><li><a href="http://wemu.org/post/plans-change-funding-public-art-ann-arbor-move-forward"><strong>Plans to Change Funding for Public Art in Ann Arbor Move Forward</strong></a></li><li><strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/public-input-sought-public-art-project-new-ann-arbor-rain-garden"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public Input Sought For Public Art Project At New Ann Arbor Rain Garden</span></a></strong></li></ul><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 09:28:59 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41060 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Public Art Funding Clawback Closes In, Administrator Contract Rejected New Public Art Dedication In Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/new-public-art-dedication-ann-arbor <p>A new piece of public art that hangs in the second floor of the Justice Center lobby in Ann Arbor is being dedicated Thursday evening. WEMU&#39;s Bob Eccles has the story.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:51:49 +0000 Bob Eccles 36125 at http://wemu.org The Arts Alliance Brings 'PowerArt' Project To Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/arts-alliance-brings-powerart-project-ann-arbor <p>Downtown Ann Arbor is expected to get some more artwork, this time on the outside of the grey metal traffic signal boxes that are often covered in graffiti. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WEMU&#39;s Andrew </span>Cluley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has more:</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:36:12 +0000 Andrew Cluley 35886 at http://wemu.org The Arts Alliance Brings 'PowerArt' Project To Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Art Fair First Day http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-art-fair-first-day <p>The Ann Arbor Art Fairs got underway today.&nbsp; WEMU's Taylor Pinson and Andrew Cluley have this snapshot of the first day.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:36:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Taylor Pinson 32335 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Art Fair First Day 54th Annual Ann Arbor Art Fair Preview http://wemu.org/post/54th-annual-ann-arbor-art-fair-preview <p>The Ann Arbor Art Fair runs Wednesday through Saturday. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.</p><p>More info at:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artfair.org/">Artfair.org</a></p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:16:50 +0000 Bob Eccles 32282 at http://wemu.org 54th Annual Ann Arbor Art Fair Preview Public Input Sought For Public Art Project At New Ann Arbor Rain Garden http://wemu.org/post/public-input-sought-public-art-project-new-ann-arbor-rain-garden <p>Some very large, small mouth bass may be coming to a new Ann Arbor rain garden. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission and artist <a href="http://www.joshuawiener.com">Joshua Wiener </a>are looking for feedback some feedback on his proposal for steel sculptures.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:58:43 +0000 Andrew Cluley 32183 at http://wemu.org Public Input Sought For Public Art Project At New Ann Arbor Rain Garden Ann Arbor's Percent For Art Program is Replaced http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbors-percent-art-program-replaced <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Public Art Ordinance in Ann Arbor has been revised, and the result is elimination of the "Percent for Art"&nbsp; mechanism of arts funding. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 14:42:54 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30325 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor's Percent For Art Program is Replaced Neutral Zone Artists Win Grant for Murals Project in Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/neutral-zone-artists-win-grant-murals-project-ann-arbor <p>The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authory has awarded a five-thousand dollar grant that will provide stipends for young, local artists to&nbsp; create murals on the western edge of the city. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:00:12 +0000 Andrew Cluley 30056 at http://wemu.org Neutral Zone Artists Win Grant for Murals Project in Ann Arbor Spotlight on Funding for Public Art http://wemu.org/post/spotlight-funding-public-art <p>With a proposed millage to fund public art on the November ballot in Ann Arbor, Thursday's Concentrate Media speaker series focused on the overall topic of art in public place.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:27:54 +0000 Andrew Cluley 20084 at http://wemu.org A2 Public Art Commission Supports Ballot Issue http://wemu.org/post/a2-public-art-commission-supports-ballot-issue <p>Ann Arbor's Public Art Commission has unanimously passed a resolution in support of placing a millage issue on the November ballot specifically designed to raise money for Public Art. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:55:19 +0000 Andrew Cluley 18152 at http://wemu.org A2 Public Art Commission Supports Ballot Issue A2 Art Millage http://wemu.org/post/a2-art-millage <p>Ann Arbor&#39;s &quot; Percent for Art&quot; program may soon be replaced by a dedicated tax for <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbors-percent-for-art-program-its-good-but-it-needs-work/#.UCvoUallSN4" target="_blank">funding public art</a>.&nbsp; WEMU&#39;s&nbsp; Andrew Cluley has the details.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:01:16 +0000 Andrew Cluley 17980 at http://wemu.org A2 Art Millage