Arts Outreach with MPOW

Walking into the Union a few weeks ago, you might have spotted an unusual sight — lots of elementary school kids, trooping around the first and second floors, occasionally halting for a quick dance battle or a five second rendition of a song. Those kids were courtesy of the Michigan Performance Outreach Workshop, a University…

Becoming Part of the Art

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Whenever I think about Arts at Michigan, I always refer to them as “the passport people.” They are so much more than that. You can blog for them (like I do), submit to their art competitions or promote the arts to other students. Arts Ambassadors is a wonderful opportunities to be a part of Arts…

MUSKET: Backstage Secrets, Part 1

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If you happened to be out and about near the Diag on Halloween, you may have have noticed a dilapidated barber’s chair occupying the Block M. Halloween shenanigans? Maybe, but more importantly – it was a sign of what’s to come. Sweeney Todd, that is. That’s right, the University of Michigan’s beloved MUSKET – the…

Art, Ice, and Chainsaws

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Winter is coming, the crisp air, gentle snowfalls and perhaps a touch of polar vortex. I thought it’s an odd notion that certain art lends itself to certain seasons but ice carving needs a certain temperature to last. While ice carving lasts better in cold weather out ice carving team is hacking and chipping away…