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Art & Soul - The Visual Arts: Local Artists Get Together For One Big Art Experience

Nov 9, 2017

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On this week’s "Art & Soul," 89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to Omari Rush, the executive director of CultureSource, and Cara Rosaen, the lead organizer of the Winter Art Tour, which is happening the weekend of December 8-10 in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

Rosaen talks about how the Art Tour came to be and what to expect.  She also talks about some incentives to go and explores several of the ten art shows that will be happening.   300 artists will be featured.

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Some of the more fun events to see will be demos of glass blowing, as well as pot throwing… with the toes!

Rosaen also mentions just how important the Art Tour is to the cities of Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, especially because of how few art galleries are left in the cities.

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Omari Rush talks about some of the upcoming events in the area.  The Ann Arbor Art Center is having a Dual Holiday Opening on Friday, November 10, from 6-9 p.m.  There will be lots of things for sale, from stuffed animals to knives.  There will also be a pottery exhibition called Fresh Hot Glazed.

From now through December 3rd, the photography exhibition Wandering Around—In Black and White by John Lilley will be on display at the Kerrytown Concert House.

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Omari also recommends checking out UMMA, the University of Michigan’s Museum of Art.  They have a new director and a lot of great new things to see!

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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