Embracing Our Differences Michigan is accepting art and quotation submissions for its 2023 exhibit. The nonprofit organization is an art and educational program revolving around diversity, inclusion, and equity.
At their retreat last week, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education visited an exhibit that uses the power of art and prose to promote diversity. They became the latest members of the AAPS community to visit Embracing Our Differences Michigan at Gallup Park and three other locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.
I spy “the art installation at the SE corner of Huron Parkway and Geddes,” writes Ellen Bauerle. “These are the ‘Embracing Our Differences’ banners in Gallup Park,” says Marilyn Knepp. “Wonderful billboard-size pieces on diversity and equality,” adds Amy Barnett. EOD (embracingourdifferences.org) started their annual exhibit in 2004 and receives entries from around the world.
Nancy Margolis & Lynne Settles with Embracing Our Differences share how these billboard sized arts at area parks are changing the way people think about equality.
Sixty vinyl banners enlarge images representing ideas by local and distant artists paired with slogans submitted independently by other interested contributors.
To elevate the diversity of our experiences, stories and identities through creative expression, U-M and Michigan Medicine became major sponsors of the new non-profit organization, Embracing Our Differences Michigan.
Deb Polich, president and CEO of Creative Washtenaw, at the WEMU studio talks with Nancy Margolis and Lynne Settles of Embracing Our Differences Michigan about the impact art has in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti communities.