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Ann Arbor's Omari Rush Named Chair Of Statewide Arts Council

Jan 3, 2018

Omari Rush at the WEMU studio.
Credit Lisa Barry

The executive director of CultureSource and co-host of the monthly visual arts feature "Art and Soul" on 89.1 WEMU, Omari Rush has been appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to chair the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.


Formerly with the Ann Arbor Art Center, and now executive director of CultureSource, Omari Rush has been appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to chair the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Rush, who co-hosts the monthly visual arts feature "Art and Soul" here on 89.1 WEMU, says the arts provide an important economic boost to Michigan.

Rush says "the arts and culture institutions and organizations in Michigan are businesses that employ lots and lots of people and have a really important impact on economies all over the state."

The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs awarded nearly $10 million in grants programs throughout the state during its last fiscal year.

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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