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Art & Soul - The Visual Arts With Omari Rush: Public Art In Ann Arbor

Nov 10, 2016

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This week on Art and Soul, I'm joined by the director of community engagement for the Ann Arbor Art Center, Omari Rush, and John Kotarski, the Chair of the City of Ann Arbor Public Art Commission.

Some of the art in the Kingsley Rain Garden,
Credit Lisa Barry

We talk about the new and improved art commission, which works for the city council to put art in public places across Ann Arbor.


One of the projects they're currently working on is the Stadium Boulevard Retaining Wall.  They're down to three finalists and are encouraging people to vote for their favorite.

Vote here.

Public art on the Manchester Water Tower.
Credit John Kotarski

Kotarski says they're also responsible for the Manchester Water Tower, which is the tallest public art project in the state, and the Kingsley Rain Garden "pocket park" in Ann Arbor on Kingsley and First.

Omari and I also discuss the latest Art Off The Wall Exhibition conducted by the Ann Arbor Art Center.
Credit Ann Arbor Art Center

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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