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On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

Thomas L. ClarkCHASING THE CHERUBIM: SNOWFLAKE PAPER CUTTINGS
Thomas L. Clark
This year’s exhibition of Dr. Thomas L. Clark’s exquisite, hand-cut paper creations highlights work from his two collections, “Chasing the Cherubim” and “Fiery Furnace”. Cherubim, the higher order of angels, are guardians representing divine authority in human life. Clark explores themes of changing human experience and consciousness and the evolution of authority though images of these winged beings and other manifestations. A former U-M physician, Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake, has been exhibiting his snowflakes at U-M Hospitals since 1987. The annual free snowflake making workshop will be held on Thursday, January 8 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1. If planning to attend the workshop, please bring scissors.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

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


Mikey McGheeTHE MOTION OF STANDING STILL: PORCELAIN TEAPOTS
Mikey McGhee
Mikey McGhee pushes the familiar medium of the teapot to its limits by sculpting asymmetrical, gravity-defying works that play with viewers’ expectations. McGhee’s sculptures are incredible simply for the fact that they can balance and withstand their own weight, but she also has an unusual way of playing with negative and positive space and a sinuous use of line. This works together to create delicate, whimsical, graceful works of art that seem to defy physics. McGhee was born and raised in Alaska and moved to the Midwest with her family in 2002, where she developed her artistic career.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

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


Erin ShiJUNIOR DUCK STAMPS: COLORED PENCIL & MORE
Michigan & Ohio Student Artists
The US Fish & Wildlife Service’s Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is a dynamic art and science program that teaches wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to students in Kindergarten through high school. The program guides students, using scientific and wildlife observation principles, to artistically express the beauty, diversity and interdependence of wildlife. For this exhibition, Lionel D. Grant, Michigan Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, and Rebecca Hinkle, the Ohio Coordinator, have combined their winning entries from the 2014 Junior Duck Stamp art contest. For more information visit: www.fws.gov/juniorduck
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

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


Marlene DusbiberFOLK ART WOOD CARVINGS
Marlene Dusbiber
Marlene Dusbiber is a self-taught folk art woodcarver who has been carving since 1985. She lives in a reproduction timber frame saltbox house with barn in the country outside of Chelsea, Michigan. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she is inspired by country living and is constantly creating new designs to add to her collection of folk art woodcarvings. Dusbiber’s carvings have been featured in Country Home, Coastal Living, Country Living Gardener and Better Homes and Gardens magazines.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

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

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Elizabeth SchwartzWOODLAND SEASONS: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Elizabeth Schwartz

Following a successful career as an attorney and administrative law judge, Elizabeth Schwartz turned to painting in 1990 and soon received local, national and international awards for her art. Inspired by elements of nature, she works spontaneously, beginning with a concept, idea or image that involves starting points of color, shape and line. As the work develops, she responds to each level of these elements intuitively, applying many textural layers of paint. Schwartz’ work is exhibited in galleries and private collections throughout the US. She is based in Ann Arbor, and is part owner of WSG Gallery on Main Street, where she regularly exhibits. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

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


Jean L. ThomsonTHE ART OF GESTURE: WATERCOLOR & SUMI
Jean L. Thomson

For Jean L. Thomson, watercolor in any form comes from both a love of nature and a desire for self-expression. Chinese Sumi painting reinterprets nature in an abstract manner that is similar to the art of calligraphy. Thomson holds a BFA from Syracuse University and for many years exhibited widely from her home studio in St. Michaels, Maryland. She currently resides in Oakland County.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

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


Betsy LehndorffSTERLING CHARACTERS: SILVER JEWELRY
Betsy Lehndorff

In 2008, Betsy Lehndorff began studying silversmithing at a local recreation center in Colorado. She had a sock full of silver dimes and quarters and a set of sterling forks and spoons. In her apartment kitchen, she soldered together tiny, durable compositions that conveyed stories or visual puns, and her narrative style emerged. Her work, often representational, challenges the idea of jewelry as a status symbol. An Ann Arbor native, she has strong family connections to the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS). She is the daughter of Edgar Kahn, M.D., a U-M Medical School alumnus who headed the U-M Department of Neurosurgery from 1949-1969 and developed an early art cart program for patients, and granddaughter of renowned architect Albert Kahn, whose firm designed both the 1925 beloved “Old Main” Hospital as well as the current University Hospital and Hill Auditorium, among others. Her mother, Dr. Rose Parker, was in internal medicine and her sister, Carol Rose Kahn, R.N., currently works at UMHS. Lehndorff lives and has her studio in northeastern Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-February 1, 2015

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


On display December 15, 2014-April 5, 2015

LeAnne Mawby SowaMICHIGAN LIFE: WATERCOLOR
LeAnne Mawby Sowa

LeAnne Mawby  Sowa is a west Michigan artist who paints with an appreciation of history and love of the Great Lakes. Her lighthouses and lake scenes are reminiscent of summer vacation times exploring the state's wonders. Sowa’s colors are vibrant, and she also brings to life the historic beauty of barns and other places far from the shoreline. Her artistic education is through self exploration, workshops and a few college classes, including Hertfordshire College in Ware, England.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 15, 2014-April 5, 2015
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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