April’s I Spy “is a mural of Ann Arbor Veterans,” writes Melodie Marske. It’s “‘Peaceworks Through Art’ by Mary Thiefels,” writes Connie Kerr, “at 112 W. Liberty.” Our “kids enjoyed an alley tour of Ann Arbor” locating it, shares Katie DeBona. Tom Jameson asks for an explanation of the annotation “TTM,” which Bruce Michael Conforth provides: “Tree Town Murals,” started by Thiefels in 2007.
“Murals have a way of touching all of us on a very personal and individual level,” writes Thiefels, who, along with artist John Vance, created and hung this mural in 2010. “They can be purely aesthetic and uplifting or … socially transformative.” The mural shows members of Michigan Peaceworks, an organization seeking peaceful solutions to conflict, with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.
We received twenty-two entries in April, all correct. Sherry Lee MacGregor won our random drawing. “My son told me what the answer was, so I’m giving him the prize,” she writes. He’ll enjoy it at the Jolly Pumpkin.
To enter this month’s contest, use the clue and photo on the “Back Page” of the May Observer to find the spot shown, then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.