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On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Ellie HaroldFLIGHTS OF FANCY: OIL PAINTING
Ellie Harold
Since Ellie Harold started painting in 2003, she has primarily been a landscape artist, painting Michigan barns and lake shore scenes in oil. In November 2016, following a trip to Mexico, birds unexpectedly started migrating to her canvases and an entirely new body of work began to take shape. The current exhibit, Flights of Fancy, features birds in colorful, light-filled works. The birds represent the lightness she associates with qualities of joy, hope, healing and inspiration she sees as a source of personal well-being.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Cat CrotchettUNDER COVERS: ENCAUSTIC & MIXED MEDIA
Cat Crotchett
Cat Crotchett’s current work combines elements of Eastern and Western cultural patterns in fragments that together form something different than their individual parts. These images represent an intersection of information as well as ideas of cultural appropriation, assimilation, fragmentation and alteration. Crotchett uses wax because it is relevant to both Eastern and early Western artistic cultures. A professional artist for over 30 years, Crotchett has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a professor at Western Michigan University and lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Photograph of Cover Me Again II by Cat Crotchett, photograph by Shuichi Murakami. High resolution version available upon request.


Emily J. HeysMICHIGAN MEDICINE EMPLOYEE ART EXHIBITION
Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members. It showcases the exceptional talent, creativity and accomplishments of artists in the extensive (~26,000) Michigan Medicine community. There are ribbon awards for Best in Category and Best in Show, and a People's Choice award will be determined by votes of visitors to the exhibit by using the on-site ballot box. Winners will be announced at the Artist Reception and Award Ceremony held in the exhibit gallery, on Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 from 11:45 am-1:00 pm. For more information, please visit: www.med.umich.edu/goa/employee.htm.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Steve & Ann LovelessPHOTOGRAPHY INTO FIBER: ARTPRIZE WINNER
Steve & Ann Loveless

Steve and Ann Loveless both grew up in northwestern lower Michigan and love the nature and beauty of the outdoors. Steve is a fine art photographer, and Ann is a textile artist. After exhibiting some of Ann’s textile designs inspired by Steve’s photography, they had the idea to create works that morph a photograph into a textile. One aspect of the process is that it can trick the viewer into questioning what they are seeing and invite them to engage more with the work. Northwood Awakening, a 25 by 5 foot piece that was the ArtPrize 2015 Public Vote Grand Prize winner, will be on display.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Laura CavanaghTHE CUT UPS: PAPER COLLAGE
Laura Cavanagh

Laura Cavanagh is a Michigan native who graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BFA in Art & Design and a minor in Art History. Cavanagh’s work consists primarily of cut paper and mixed media. Working with these materials allows her to approach her work in much the same way a sculptor does: adding to and cutting away from. Cavanagh finds the artistic process to be deeply meditative. Cavanagh lives and has her studio in a historic home in downtown Rochester, Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



David HelmGEOMETRIC GLASS PAPERWEIGHTS
David Helm

David Helm worked at Ford’s River Rouge complex for 32 years. He is a Vietnam veteran who graduated from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in glassblowing. His work is made with colored glass cane that he makes, fuses together, and then grinds and polishes for the finished product.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Gregory PotterWHEN PIGS FLY: OIL PAINTING
Gregory Potter

Professional artist and instructor Gregory Potter believes that anyone can develop artistic skill if they put the work into it. Potter's teaching helps with that, but he also shows his paintings in art fairs, galleries and even Army barrack walls, anywhere people enjoy art and laughing out loud. A flightless bird, his flamingo isn’t deep or subversive, but it does have a top hat and is riding on the back of a zebra that is standing in a nest powered by a propeller. Nothing unusual for a man who served four tours in the Middle East. Working in his home gallery in Franklin, Indiana, he is amused as viewers sometimes see his animals as “above all the B.S.” or “leaving without knowing where [they’re] going.”
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18-December 10, 2017

Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



On display September 18, 2017-September 9, 2018

Stearns CollectionAMERICANA MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

The Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments within the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance is one of the largest accumulations of historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world that is housed in a North American university. Known internationally as a unique collection, it is not only a precious heritage from the past, but also a rich resource for musical, educational, and cultural needs of the present and future. This exhibition features a selection of Americana musical instruments with origins from around the world.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 18, 2017-September 9, 2018

Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Hiroko LancourCONTEMPLATE THE CALM: MIXED MEDIA
Hiroko Lancour
A Japanese native, now living in Royal Oak, Michigan, Hiroko Lancour has become a full-time artist after retiring from her career in information technology. She is a mixed media artist with cross cultural aesthetics between East and West. Lancour often uses repetitive patterns and processes with natural materials such as paper and fiber. Her contemplative works transcend cultural differences to address common feelings among many people.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Motawi TileworksDISTINCTIVE AMERICAN ART TILE
Motawi Tileworks   
Motawi Tileworks was started in Ann Arbor, Michigan 25 years ago by Nawal Motawi in a small garage. Today, Motawi tiles are sold in over 300 locations nationwide, including galleries and the shops in Detroit Institute of Arts and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Tiles are made from a porcelain hybrid clay, a recipe unique to Motawi tiles. The raised lines on each tile require a hand glaze technique to pool the glaze between the lines. Motawi Tileworks has many themed collections, some based on the work of fine artists such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Charley Harper. You can also see 17 permanent Motawi art tile murals throughout Michigan Medicine.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Desiree WarrenPRAIRIE MANTRAS: PAINT & VINYL ON ALUMINUM
Desiree Warren
Desiree Warren’s current body of work is a journey using one shape (the orzo) to create a multitude of layers that evoke landscapes and organic assimilations. Growing up in the country in Kansas, she had wide open spaces to explore, as well as many of her family’s dilapidated farm buildings and overgrown pasture lands. At the University of Kansas, she began working with street sign material and has continued to incorporate aluminum and vinyl in her work. Part of this series is included in the 2017 Women to Watch: Metals exhibition at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, where she lives and works. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Jean-Marc FontaineFROM MUD TO BEAUTY: CERAMICS
Jean-Marc Fontaine

Jean-Marc Fontaine, a French scientist and artist who earned his Ph.D. from University of Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, presents a unique set of ceramic works inspired from 10th-8th century BC to the present day. The style varies from simple, traditional forms to elaborate, one-of-a-kind creations. Featuring rustic antique surfaces, warm colors and highly individualized textures, his work also occasionally takes whimsical forms. He also plays the accordion. Fontaine is a research scientist at the U-M Medical School in biochemistry.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Nicole MacdonaldDETROIT MUSIC LEGENDS
Nicole Macdonald

As a community activist and artist in Detroit who focuses on neighborhood empowerment, Nicole Macdonald makes large-scale public paintings featuring city luminaries past and present on reclaimed materials. The Detroit Music Legends portraits are 6 x 8 foot, the size of the windows where they will be installed in late 2018 on the Detroit Savings Bank Building, designed by Albert Kahn at 6438 Woodward Avenue. A muralist, collagist, painter and tagger, Macdonald co-founded City Sculpture, a nonprofit Detroit art park, is a board member of Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, and has exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Casco Gallery, Netherlands.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



John PappasINK PORTRAITS
John Pappas

Based out of Chelsea, Michigan, John Pappas believes that if you can imagine a fun idea making sense, you should make it. He applies this to both his graphic design and fine art. With so much to see and ruminate on in life, Pappas keeps his hands busy by putting pen to paper. This body of work consists of portraits drawn with ink on a variety of surfaces including paper, basswood and aspen panels in an offbeat pen and ink style that leans heavily on pointillism and crosshatching. The subjects range from athletes to musicians to personal friends.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



David HelmMY PLAYGROUND: ASSEMBLAGE SCULPTURE
Joan Painter-Jones

Starting with watercolor, Joan Painter-Jones’ work kept building out farther and farther until it became sculpture. Brought up in a household where money was tight, she doesn’t like to waste anything and is captivated by old scraps of things with peeling paint and rusty metal – especially broken things that have a story to tell. She usually starts out with an interesting piece of wood and builds on it, often painting on it and adding collage, all while developing an emotional connection to it. Working in her quiet Milan, Michigan backyard art loft “playground,” she has no message to preach with her work, just her own personal wish for peace and justice.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



Daniel SidoliTHE DESERT SOUTHWEST: PHOTOGRAPHY
Daniel Sidoli

Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Daniel Sidoli has always had the creative itch. It led him to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a BA degree in Fine Arts. With this body of work, his intent is to capture images that illustrate the unique landscape that erosion sculpts over time. His goal with photography is to be artistic yet convey truth. He wants the subject to inspire the audience and leave a lasting impression: to elicit an emotional response. Each image represents moments in time and of journeys traveled, both figuratively and literally, since he is involved in every step of the process as he sees each piece to completion.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018

Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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