Emily Considine Designs for Ypsilanti Public Art Tour
YpsiWrites is a nonprofit community writing center, where writing tutors and workshop leaders are available to help teen and adult writers with any and all types of writing, including resumes, essays, stories, business plans, poetry, memoirs, and more.
This summer, YpsiWrites co-founder Ann Blakeslee, UMMA Curator of Museum Teaching and Learning Grace VanderVliet, and volunteer community members created YpsiWrites: A Public Art and Writing Tour. Participants are invited to explore Downtown Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan University’s Campus, and Depot Town to view specific pieces of art, reflect upon the work, and write responses to the provided prompts.
Stamps alum Emily Considine (BFA ’21), who currently works as a Student Programs Assistant at the U‑M Museum of Art (UMMA), collaborated with the tour organizers to create three engaging tour maps for the project.
“Emily Considine, a graduating senior at the U‑M Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design, crafted the maps based on volunteers’ descriptions and prompts. Because of her many talents (and edits), she produced a tangible, fun final product,” VanderVliet said in a recent interview about the project with clickondetroit.com.