Art & Soul - The Visual Arts With Omari Rush: Millennial Pink And The West Side Art Hop

Oct 12, 2017

Credit 89.1 WEMU

This week, Art and Soul is about the visual arts in Washtenaw County.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry speaks with Omari Rush, executive director of Culture Source.  They talk about arts events in Washtenaw County and the shape of the arts in Southeastern Michigan.


Lisa and Omari talk about the Millennial Pink Exhibition currently running at the Ann Arbor Art Center.

Credit Ann Arbor Art Center

Rush speaks about how he believes that the arts are vibrant in the area.  His organization, Culture Source, is an umbrella for arts and cultural institution in Southeastern Michigan, and he says they have their hands full supporting them all.

He also speaks about the uniqueness of the art and culture in different communities in the metro area.

Credit Outrage! The Art of Protest

Lisa and Omari then discuss some of the programs in the Washtenaw County area, including Outrage! The Art of Protest by 22 North.  It is a gallery at 22 N. Huron Street in Ypsilanti, which includes artwork that speaks of the current political environment.

Credit Ann Arbor Westside Art Hop

Other arts events include the West Side Art Hop on October 14, in the Liberty Street area of the west side of Ann Arbor.  People in the neighborhood open their houses to visitors to view art on display and available for purchase.

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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