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CURRENT EXHIBITS

On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

Thomas L. ClarkSPLITS & MUSIC: 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 book Splits as well as a collection of snowflakes about music. Each of these exquisite designs are intricate works of art, yet as a group, they tell stories that encompass much more than the sum of their parts. In addition to their pictorial detail, the perfect symmetry of snowflake design contributes to the metaphorical meanings. 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 7 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 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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


Daria White PaikART FROM MY HEART: CERAMICS
Daria White Paik
Daria White Paik grew up in Seoul, Korea where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983. In 1988, she moved to the US where she gained her foundation in ceramics at the University of Alabama. When she works with clay, she starts with a blank state of mind, and her work comes from her heart. She feels that creativity cannot be learned; only the techniques can be taught. When she touches clay, she forgets time, seeing the only prerequisite for art as a spark of creativity. Paik now teaches at the Ann Arbor Art Center, is a student advisor at Washtenaw Community College, and is a member of the Ann Arbor Potter’s Guild.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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


Laura B. DeLindA GATHERING OF FRIENDS: LINOCUT PRINTS
Laura B. DeLind
Laura B. DeLind has been cutting and hand-printing linocuts for over 40 years. She enjoys linoleum as a print medium because it is unpretentious, has no pre-existing texture, and lends itself to bold, spontaneous images. DeLind is fascinated by black and white design and the interactions of positive and negative space. Her prints are inspired by organic shapes, birds providing a ready-made “excuse” to explore pattern. DeLind’s work has been exhibited regionally and nationally.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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

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Maggie BandstraGARDEN INSPIRED ART POTTERY
Maggie Bandstra
Maggie Bandstra uses stoneware, black wax and matt glazes to create her garden inspired pottery. These designs begin by sketching flowers from her garden and then abstracting interesting shapes from the sketches. These sketches are used when designing the pottery. Bandstra lives and has her studio in Grand Haven, Michigan. She teaches art for Hudsonville Public Schools and serves as curator for community art events. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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


Karin Wagner CoronFRESH WATER MICHIGAN: OIL PAINTING & PHOTOGRAPHY
Karin Wagner Coron & Steven Coron

Michigan native Karin Wagner Coron is an artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University who works in oil, oil pastel, graphite and mediums on paper and canvas. As a child, Wagner Coron often played outside, ran in the woods and fields, and developed a deep inward connection to the land. Her work reflects that relationship. Her husband Steven Coron, also with a BFA from EMU, is an artist with a deep affinity for the Great Lakes who teaches fine arts at Community High school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In his current photographic work, he captures single digital images, which he edits and joins to create digital panoramic photomontages.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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

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Robert deJongeA WALK ALONG THE SHORE: DIGITAL IMAGING
Robert deJonge

Inspired by the places where land meets the waters of the Great Lakes, Robert deJonge uses his skills with a camera, computer, and printer to build images that explore our spiritual, emotional,  and physical connection to this unique place that defines Michigan. From intimate portraits of wildflowers to the grand expanse of the night sky, it is a rich palette to work with, and deJonge captures it with elegance and intention. In his words, “I’m not just interested in pretty pictures I’m interested in the story these places have to tell and the questions they ask.”
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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


Stephen PalmerFOUND OBJECT FISH: MIXED MEDIA
Stephen Palmer

Steve Palmer was born in Berkeley, California and raised by a poet and a painter, so it was in his blood to
become an artist. Now located in Traverse City, Palmer creates fish sculptures using crutches and paddles for bases. He then makes fins, teeth, tails, and eyes from unique items and fills in the form with found objects. Before retirement, he was a teacher and school administrator, and he holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. Early in Palmer’s artistic career, he worked in pottery, batik, photography and glass before finally settling on mixed media sculpture. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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


Lenore CrawfordSCENES IN FABRIC
Lenore Crawford

Lenore Crawford uses fabric to express her love of French architecture and flowers. The pieces are inspired by photos she has taken, and she creates her fiber art with an eye for color and realism using a raw edged fusing technique. Small amounts of fabric paint provide detail and shading. The texture and warmth achieved from the fabric itself lends the work an impressionistic softness. Capturing the beauty of everyday life and her surroundings in fiber is her passion.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2015-March 13, 2016

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

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On display January 11-December 11, 2016

Belle KoganWORKS BY BELLE KOGAN: FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
This exhibition presents industrially-produced art pottery pieces designed by Belle Kogan (1902–2000), for Red Wing Potteries in Red Wing, Minnesota. Kogan is considered the first prominent female industrial designer in the United States, a founder of the profession, and one of the 20th century's most significant designers. Her design aesthetic was heavily influenced by the geometric and streamlined shapes of Art Deco. Belle Kogan Associates, her New York–based studio, was the first American female-led design firm. Her contracts with Red Wing Potteries produced over 400 different art pottery shapes from the late 1930s to the early 1960s, as well as several dinnerware and kitchenware lines. Belle Kogan and her firm designed products not only in ceramics but also clocks and small appliances, glassware, and pieces in silver, plastics, wrought iron and wood. More info.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display January 11-December 11, 2016

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


UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display March 21-June 12, 2016

Janet BoltaxAGING IN AMERICA: OIL PORTRAITS
Janet Boltax
This show is a series of oil portraits by New Jersey based artist Janet Boltax of individuals who are age 90 and over. They are accompanied by excerpts of interviews with each person about their life and how they are coping with the aging process. Janet is primarily a portrait painter who also does printmaking and mixed media. She teaches portrait painting, color theory and composition at the Montclair Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, and also works as a copy writer.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 21-June 12, 2016

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


Jeri HollisterRECENT WORK: CERAMICS
Jeri Hollister
Jeri Hollister draws inspiration from her experience growing up in rural Michigan and her time as a student at the University Michigan studying art history and ceramics. She employs traditional ceramics tools and building techniques to create her horse sculptures allowing the process to be evident in the finished work.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 21-June 12, 2016

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


Ann Arbor Schools Group ShowK-12 GROUP SHOW
Ann Arbor Public Schools Art Students
Ann Arbor Public Schools has a comprehensive, nationally recognized K-12 arts education program that encourages experience in a variety of media and subject matter. They also explore artistic historical and cultural connections. Finished pieces from students in all grades will be on display in both 2D and 3D. A variety of media and styles are represented including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and jewelry.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 21-June 12, 2016

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

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Bonnie J. SmithSWIMMING UPSTREAM: QUILTS
Bonnie J. Smith
Self-taught textile artist, author and curator Bonnie J. Smith lives and works in San Jose, California. She attended Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis Campus (IUPUI); and Indiana Central College; and has taken Master Dyeing Classes at Dartmouth College. Smith received the 2015 NICHE Award for design, and her textile work was selected for exhibition in the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (2016). Swimming Upstream tells her personal journey with an injury that placed her temporarily in a wheel chair, to finally finding the courage to start creating art and living life again.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 21-June 12, 2016

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

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David CrinerAMONG THE LOST & FOUND: COLLAGE ON PANEL
David Criner

In his work, David Criner transforms twentieth century collage material in pursuit of an image that celebrates the present moment. The antiquated "pop" sensibility imbued by his sourced matter is countered by gestural, spontaneous mark making, creating compositions that manage to reference the past while also feeling timeless. Criner works out of Chicago, and teaches at Northeastern Illinois University.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 21-June 12, 2016

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


Kristine BolhuisSURFACE & STRUCTURE: JEWELRY & METALS
Kristine Bolhuis

Kristine Bolhuis is an independent jewelry maker working out of her studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her recent work has focused on lightweight metal constructions that move, flex and collapse. The work is created at the bench where it is conceived of and constructed from start to finish. She feels her process is one of exploration and discovery, and it is full of surprises.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 21-June 12, 2016

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

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Philip DattiloLIGHT BEGINS AT 40: A PHOTOGRAPHER LOOKS BACK
Philip Dattilo

In a world beset with problems and heartache, for this retrospective, Philip Dattilo shares photographs of cheer, amusement and inspiration. A professional photographer since the 1970s, Dattilo searched through 40 years of his personal photographs as well as those for medical, architectural and industrial clients (including U-M). The search uncovered a gold mine of happy memories, suggesting “Life can sometimes be good.” His work includes the photo booklet Enjoy Detroit, It’s Your City, a family photographic portrait for President Gerald Ford, and work on display in the permanent collection of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 21-June 12, 2016

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

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