Many of Ann Arbor’s downtown storefronts are magically brought to life each holiday season thanks to the artistic strokes of The Brush Monkeys—a crew of awesome area artists. This short portrait takes us behind-the-scenes for a fun, colorful peek into their public process, including featured artists: John Copley, Mary Thiefels, Danijel Matanic and David Zinn. Enjoy!
We got to catch area artist Mary Thiefels in several stages of her process for painting a new mural in Ypsilanti’s Frog Island Park. This project is part of a renovated canoe/kayak launch along the 104 mile Huron River national water trail.
Artist Larry Nisson describes his process of working with the material of glass and his vision for inspiring others.
A new video art work by filmmaker Donald Harrison of 7 Cylinders Studio, featuring the art of Tyree Guyton and The Heidelberg Project, was recently published as part of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)’s Many Voices project. Utilizing handcrafted motion graphics, Harrison combined more than 50 individual video portraits with landscapes and images of The Heidelberg Project for a surrealist exploration of creative possibilities in public spaces.