About

Our Mission

Arts at Michigan's mission is to integrate the visual, performing, and literary arts into the undergraduate experience at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus. Arts at Michigan programs actively engage students in the arts as a meaningful way to build connections between academic and co-curricular experiences, and to support students in their diverse roles as creators, audience members, and leaders in the university's vibrant arts community.

Contact Us

Looking for our office? As of August 2021, our office is back open in-person, but our staff are working a hybrid schedule and are not always in the office. If you want to send us something, here's our mailing address:

Arts at Michigan
2011 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Have a question for Arts at Michigan? Email us at arts@umich.edu, or use the online form. We'll do our best to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

Staff Directory

Joe Levickas

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/ ARTS AT MICHIGAN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR/ OFFICE OF NEW STUDENT PROGRAMS

levickas@umich.edu

I am proud to be in my twelfth year at Arts at Michigan, and in my sixth as Program Director. My work with Arts at Michigan has offered great opportunities for me to support students in experiencing, understanding, and creating art. I want to give all Michigan students the opportunity to have transformative experiences with the arts, and I stand proudly behind Arts at Michigan's philosophy 'that the arts are essential to shaping our individual and collective identities and understanding what it means to be a citizen of a diverse multi-cultural society.'

I earned my BFA from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and my MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, both in Painting. I helped coordinate programs and exhibitions at Pratt Institute and The Cooper Union in New York, and at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh. As an artist, curator and arts professional, the arts have been a driving force in my career, and I’m really excited to be working in a position that gives me new opportunities each day to share that passion. I love going to all sorts of arts events with my wife and sons, seeing offbeat films and theatre productions, and exhibitions. In Summer 2021, I founded Creal Microgallery, a breadbox-sized exhibition space in my front yard. I have a unique fondness for music from 1993-1994, a love of tacos, French food, pizza, and all types of cheese. And I’m a devoted New York Yankees fan.

Loree Chung

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

I'm a sophomore at Stamps majoring in Art & Design with a focus on painting. I also love ceramics and printmaking. Outside of schoolwork and art, I love reading and watching horror movies! My favorite book is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and my favorite horror movie is As Above, So Below. I'm also trying to learn to cook and bake!

Gabby Dias

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

I am currently a sophomore majoring in Film/TV/Media and Creative Writing (through the RC!), with a potential minor in Music. I love all forms of art––film, tv, books, short stories, music, visual art, etc. When I get a break from schoolwork, I love making playlists, cooking, playing guitar, and rewatching my comfort movies or shows. Some of my favs include Big Hero 6, Mamma Mia, and Brooklyn!

Samantha Greenhill

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I’m a senior at Stamps majoring in Art & Design with a concentration in graphic design. I’m minoring in entrepreneurship because I’m also interested in business and marketing (more specifically for startup businesses). I am also part of Michigan Advertising & Marketing Club and I am the creative director for Michigan Sport Consulting Group. Aside from school, I love cats, playing volleyball, and spending time outdoors.

Anna Lehrer

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

I am a junior from Milford, Michigan majoring in Communication and Media with a minor in Performing Arts Management and Entrepreneurship. I have been involved in the performing arts throughout my whole life and continue to choreograph for my high school's show choir. I love music, fashion, movies, and television and would love to work in social media marketing strategy for an arts based company post graduation.

Beyond the arts, in my free time I enjoy coffee, hanging out with my friends, and playing Guitar Hero.

Merry Shen

WEBSITE DESIGNER

I am a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. I love watching movies and shows that pay really close attention to details (bonus points if they also have a really good soundtrack)! I also enjoy strolling around art museums when I visit different cities. The Art Institute of Chicago and the Met are some of my favorites.

Employment

Want to work for Arts at Michigan? We've got two great blogs with opportunities for paid student writers! And occasionally we have other positions open too- graphic designers, web designers, program assistants and more! Take a look and see if these opportunities are a good fit for you!