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LHSP Community Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
12:00 AM
Palmer Commons, 4th Floor

Students must attend each of the all-LHSP meetings

A new giant mural, installed in Palmer Commons and visible from Washtenaw Avenue (near the corner of Washtenaw and Huron) created by eleven UM students will be officially unveiled at Palmer Commons on Wednesday evening, January 25th at 7pm. The mural, (approximately 17 feet high by 78 feet long) which features the LS&A theme "Language: The Human Quintessence", was created by non-art majors taking an "Art in Public Spaces/Big Paintings" course taught this past fall by Mark Tucker, Art Director for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program. Mark Tucker, Art Director for the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program and founder of the popular local event FestiFools, invited students to design and create a 1,235-square foot mural this past fall. This mural is now installed in the 4th Floor Atrium at Palmer Commons, a location visible from many positions both inside and outside the building. In designing the mural, students were guided by the theme of language--particularly visual language. The title of the resulting mural, "Language: The Human Quintessence" reflects this focus, and represents an important creative and visually striking element of the LS&A Theme Semester. Ten of the eleven student artists are first year students. This exciting mural project was created in their first semester at the university as part of a hands-on way to more intimately understand the value of creating and exhibiting artwork designed for a public setting. For further information about this unique project, please go to, and/or contact: Mark Tucker Art Director/Lecturer Lloyd Hall Scholars Program University of Michigan Studio: 734-763-7550 Cell: 734-660-2122 The mural is Located on the fourth floor in the south atrium lobby of Palmer Commons. (For directions to Palmer Commons please go to