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On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

Thomas L. ClarkDR. SNOWFLAKE RETROSPECTIVE: RECREATION, HOLIDAYS & BEYOND
Thomas L. Clark
As a part of the University of Michigan bicentennial celebration, this year’s exhibition of Dr. Thomas L. Clark’s exquisite, hand-cut paper creations has a historical perspective. Clark, a former U-M physician, began making pictorial paper snowflakes in 1984, and his first exhibit of these intricate works was at the University of Michigan Rackham Building in 1987, entitled A Hundred Holiday Snowflakes. Works from that show as well as from his first exhibit at the University Hospital in 1988 (including dinosaurs, clowns and patriotic themes) are on display in this retrospective exhibit. The annual free snowflake making workshop will be held on Thursday, January 5 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1. Video about Dr. Clark's exhibits with Gifts of Art and how to make a snowflake. Printable instructions.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

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



Tim ShoemakerSTEEL SCULPTURE
Tim Shoemaker
In the year 2000, Tim Shoemaker found a niche and started doing business as Eclipse Mobile Welding. On some days you can find him on the road welding and repairing construction equipment, on other days he will be in his shop creating steel sculpture. Shoemaker’s inspiration is spontaneous and seemingly random, and his interests range from wildlife to guitars. He uses hand tools to cut, hammer, bend, grind and weld his sculptures to life, giving them movement and character.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

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



Suzanne L. CrossART & HEALING: AMERICAN INDIAN TEXTILES & BEADS
Suzanne L. Cross
Suzanne L. Cross, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University and member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, is a shawl maker and beadwork artist. She created this body of work to increase awareness and emphasize cardiac health for American Indian women by informing, supporting, and encouraging self-care and the value of changing life ways. Shawls are symbols of womanhood and are of significance to many American Indian tribal cultures. Now-a-day traditional female dancers complete their regalia by carrying the shawl over their left arm which is closest to the heart, and the fringe sways to the heartbeat rhythm of the drum. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

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

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John GutoskeySYMBOLS IN A DREAM: MIXED MEDIA ASSEMBLAGE
John Gutoskey

John Gutoskey’s mandalas are assemblages made from a variety of commonly found objects including game pieces, gum wrapper chain, American bricks, pop bottle caps and more. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle,” and they are found in many religious and spiritual traditions. In Hindu and Buddhist sacred art, they can be teaching tools, aids in focus or meditation, used to establish sacred space, and more. Gutoskey has a MFA from the University of Michigan, and he is an artist, designer and collector with a background in theater, fashion design, therapeutic bodywork, meditation, printmaking and assemblage.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

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

Mandala No. 3, photograph by Patrick Young. High resolution version available upon request. 

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Studio Art Quilt Associates NATURAL HEALING: FIBER ART
Studio Art Quilt Associates of New Mexico

Since the dawn of history, humans have used plants and animals to cure the sick, heal wounds, and promote health. This group of fiber artists challenged themselves to represent one or more of these concepts in a representational or abstract way. They are all members of Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc., an international organization that promotes fiber as a fine art form. It serves to educate the public about the history of quilts and their significance in contemporary art.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

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



Virginia Simson NelsonNATIVE ALASKAN BASKETS & CARVINGS WITH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE GOLD RUSH
From the collection of Virginia Simson Nelson

These historic baskets by unknown Yup'ik Eskimo and Athabascan Indian artists in Alaska date to approximately 1910 and are from the collection of Virginia Simson Nelson, Professor Emerita of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, U-M Medical School. Nelson’s paternal grandparents, Simon and Frances Horwitz Simson, as well as Simon’s brothers Abraham and Ben, owned and operated the Surprise General Store in Nome, Alaska from 1905-1917. Some of the traded goods from the American Indian tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta comprise this collection. With the baskets and walrus tusk carvings are historic photographs, also from unknown photographers, of Yup'ik Eskimo and Athabascan Indians from that time.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

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

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Carlye CrislerANN ARBOR STREET PAINTINGS: OIL ON PANEL
Carlye Crisler

Carlye Crisler, a well known Ann Arbor artist of en plein air (outdoor) painting, is originally from the Bucktown district of Chicago. Her goal is to paint an environment or neighborhood by showing activities, people and lighting at a particular time of day, capturing an extended sense of place. In this collection of en plein air oil paintings, Crisler has taken on complicated places with many textures and divisions of space. She embraces ambiguity with shapes of buildings broken by shadow and parts of them hidden by other things barely determined. In addition to a painter of urban landscapes, Crisler also is a costumer, figurative portrait painter and metal sculptor.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-March 12, 2017

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



On display December 19, 2016-June 11, 2017

Elaine ReedTOY ROBOTS PAST & PRESENT
From the collection of Elaine Reed
Elaine Reed has been collecting toy robots for over 30 years. As a painter herself, she appreciates the artistic design & futuristic ideas that robots awaken in people. As a child, television programs like Lost in Space, The Jetsons & Star Trek inspired Reed to dream large and wish for a real robot of her own. Although she doesn’t own any real live robots, some of her best friends are robots. At the University of Michigan Health System, Reed works as a Bedside Artist for the Gifts of Art program and as an artist at the Turner Senior Resource Center. She also volunteers at 826 Michigan in Ann Arbor writing about robots.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 19, 2016-June 9, 2017

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

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display March 20-June 11, 2017

Marian ShortCAKEASAURUS: SCENES FROM A PICTURE BOOK
Marian Short
One caffeinated afternoon in 2008, a monster appeared to Marian Short, bragging about his many cake thefts. He was arrogant, sugar-fueled and oddly appealing. Being a printmaker, Short began carving the tale into woodblocks. This picture book exhibit follows the confectionary exploits of Cakeasaurus, one cake-deprived town, and one little boy about to turn five. It also shows the evolution of a long-term project, with print variations and peeks into artistic process. Short is an Ann Arbor based artist and writer, whose work has appeared in local and national exhibitions.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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



Janet KelmanGLASS CAKES
Janet Kelman
Janet Kelman’s glass cakes are a perfect fusion of her love of glass and love of baking. Each colorful slice or cupcake invites sampling while her mirror cakes are intriguing brain teasers. Kelman began her love affair with glass in 1970. While studying chemistry in college, she watched, fascinated, as the glassblower in her department created scientific equipment, inspiring her to later teach herself lampworking (glass worked over a torch) and open a hot glass studio. Kelman bakes with glass at her home studio in Ann Arbor.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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



David L. FosterNATURE'S ESSENCE: PHOTOGRAPHY
David L. Foster
David L. Foster is an Atlanta based nature photographer, writer and educator best known for images that convey the essence of his favorite subjects – botanicals and water. In 2014, he collaborated with Julie Hliboki in creating a book entitled, Breathing Light: Accompanying Loss and Grief with Love and Gratitude. Foster received the P.C. Turczyn Art That Supports the Healing Process award from among 50 international artists chosen for Manhattan Arts International’s 2014 exhibit, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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

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Gabrielle SoltisBLOSSOM BY BLOSSOM: ELVISH CERAMICS
Gabrielle Soltis
Gabrielle Soltis creates works from the Gyldenstjerne Porcelain Company lineage. The story goes that sometime in the early 1700s, a young Danish nobleman by the name of Einar Gyldenstjerne fell in love and married an Elvish woman named Gwyneira (surname unknown) who shared the family recipe for how to create hard-paste porcelain. The first items produced by the company are dated to 1715. Soltis’ porcelain flowers in this tradition are assembled meticulously petal by petal. She studied ceramics at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and is interested in European history and fiction.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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



Durwood CoffeyDEEP OCEAN VIEW: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Durwood Coffey

Westland, Michigan artist Durwood Coffey was influenced at an early age by his artistic family, especially by his father and brother who were both enamored with drawing. In the US Marine Corps, he served as a combat artist, whose job is to interpret and illustrate fellow Marine experiences with emotional resonance, all while protecting himself and others. After spending his working life as an illustrator, in 2001 Coffey decided to focus entirely on his own paintings of images from the animal kingdom. In this exhibition, the viewer is plunged up-close into the beautiful world of the sea.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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

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Dale Osterle CREATING EMOTION: HAND PAINTED INTAGLIO PRINTS
Dale Osterle

Dale Osterle, originally from Boston, MA, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. This body of work is hand painted intaglio prints of romantic and expressionist landscapes, all created from memory. She makes her prints by etching into magnesium plates, embossing oil paint into paper with three different rollers of color, and hand-coloring the prints with colored pencil, marker and paint. Her work hangs in art galleries all over the country and the world, including the United Nations, the Kennedy Center and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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



Matt PaskietSEASCAPES: FIRENATION ART GLASS
Matt Paskiet

Matt Paskiet is a native to the Glass City – Toledo, Ohio. He began his study of glassblowing at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1993, and he continued his studies at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington state in 1998 and the Fundacio Centre del Vidre in Barcelona in 2001. He later returned to Toledo and opened Firenation Glass Studio & Gallery in Holland, Ohio in 2002, where he has been blowing glass ever since. His Seascape series featured in this exhibit is composed of individually made Murrini pieces, a Venetian glass technique encased in layers of hot glass.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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



Robert P. Kelch, M.D.EXPLORING COLOR & PATTERN: PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert P. Kelch, M.D.

Dr. Robert P. Kelch retired from his position as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at U-M in the fall of 2009. He enjoyed a wonderful career in academic medicine – as a pediatric endocrinologist, physician investigator and administrator. Retirement has given Kelch much more time and energy to devote to his lifelong interest in photography. He especially enjoys photographing beautiful scenes, animals and objects during his many travels and around his home in South Haven, Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 20-June 11, 2017

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

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