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Michigan Wings

Michigan Wings

I Spy: November 2019

by Sally Bjork

From the December, 2019 issue

November's I Spy is "the lovely maize and blue interactive wings painted by artist Kelsey Montague," writes Judith Taylor. Montague's 2018 mural Michigan Wings, one of many pairs of wings she's painted around the world, is "on the Tower Plaza Condominium building at William and Maynard," writes Joe Stapish, "right across from NYPD!"

Barb Tester reports that it "was a joint initiative with U of M Social and U of M Arts & Culture along with Destination Ann Arbor and the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority."

"It was purposefully designed to be instagram worthy!" writes Shannon Kohlitz.

Ritta Huff points out that "many U of M students have their graduation pics taken with the wings." The mural is "meant to bolster the University's social media presence," continues Taylor, "but also shows the 'Town and Gown' aspect of Ann Arbor." "I love all the little U of M and Ann Arbor details in the artwork," says Alice King. It "features the Law Quad, the brass M, the Burton Tower … and the iconic wing design of the U of M football helmet," writes David Karl. "I now have a bucket list," concludes Taylor, "I need a picture with these wings!"

Twenty-two people correctly identified Michigan Wings. Tester won our random drawing and will enjoy her $25 gift certificate at Zingerman's.

To enter this month's contest, use the photo and clue on the December Back Page and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.     (end of article)

[Originally published in December, 2019.]


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