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On display September 17-December 7, 2018

Nihad DukhanSTROKES OF A REED PEN: ARABIC CALLIGRAPHY
Nihad Dukhan, Ph.D.
Dr. Nihad Dukhan’s modern Arabic calligraphy designs have a cross-cultural and personal form. He also creates classical designs using natural ink on ahar paper and acrylic on canvas, with pure gold and gouache color geometric and vegetal ornamentations. A native of Gaza, Palestine, Dukhan is now based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and is a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Detroit Mercy. He received his master’s degrees in Arabic/Islamic calligraphy in Istanbul and the US after 15+ years of study. As a master of this time honored art tradition, he hopes to reach across cultural barriers and provide messages of oneness and shared values.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 17-December 7, 2018

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



Marcia PolenbergANIMAL FRIENDS: CERAMIC SCULPTURE
Marcia Polenberg
Marcia Polenberg loves animals, each with its own unique personality, intelligence and expressive range of emotions. Using terra-cotta sculpture clay, Polenberg hand builds her ceramic animals, seemingly bringing them to life. The face of each one-of-a-kind work of art expresses happiness, surprise, mischief, or a free spirit. Every sculpture is glazed and fired many times, building up a rich, textured colored surface. Holding an MFA from the U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design in ceramics and sculpture and a BA from the City University of New York in painting, Polenberg widely exhibits her creative works in several media: ceramics, paint, graphite and pastel.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 17-December 7, 2018

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



Lynda MitgutschMICHIGAN 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 artist juried ribbon awards for Best in Category, Best in Show, and a People's Choice award determined by ballots in the on-site voting box. Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony & Reception held in the exhibit gallery, date TBA. 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 17-December 7, 2018

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

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Hava GurevichORGANIC FICTION: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Hava Gurevich

Hava Gurevich’s colorful abstractions feature botanical, aquatic and microscopic motifs as she explores repeating patterns in nature. Blending images from the real world and her imagination, Organic Fiction celebrates nature in all its beauty, chaos and complexity. Hava Gurevich received a BFA in photography from U-M and an MFA in painting from Illinois State University. Her creative process begins with photographs and sketches of details in nature, such as tree branches, ice patterns, twisted vines, and delicate spring blossoms. These drawings contribute to her personal vocabulary of shapes and gestures, and she often digitally combines them with older paintings to become starting points of new works.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 17-December 7, 2018

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



U-M BioArtographyCELEBRATING SCIENCE & ART
U-M BioArtography

The brilliantly colored images in this exhibit were taken in the course of scientific research, and are beautiful in their detail, form and symmetry. For each one, an accompanying explanation describes its significance. The subjects of the images are cells, tissues and organs, from a wide variety of biological sources (plants, worms, fruit flies, fish, mice and yes, even human brain). The colors are added by investigators, to allow them to see the otherwise transparent tissues. By looking at these microscopic images, you will learn about research into normal embryonic development as well as cutting-edge investigations into diseases such as basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disease, epilepsy and cancer. BioArtography quilts at Michigan Medicine.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 17-December 7, 2018

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



Michael NashefINNOVATIONS IN ORNAMENT
Seven Artists

This group show of jewelry and ornaments includes the work of Roger Martin, who tackled the subject of a raven by relying on planes and shadow lines to imbue the surfaces of the bird with personality. Another one of the seven artists, Lorraine Kolasa, picked up the old fashioned art of tatting, then cast tiny pieces of her handmade lace into sterling silver jewelry. Michael Nashef, who spent half his life in war-torn Lebanon, has created a series of innovative vessels and brooches. Other artists included in this exhibit are Kim Cridler, Roger Smith, Renee Zettle-Sterling and Ruth Taubman, whose unmatched exuberance of color and 36 years of work and business innovation, place her jewelry firmly on the national stage.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 17-December 7, 2018

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



Lucy S. WuPACIFIC UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Lucy S. Wu

A passionate diver for more than 22 years, Lucy S. Wu is a self-taught artist. She started with film photography and now works in digital. This exhibit displays her friends of the sea and the stunning colors and patterns of the underwater world. Her “aquarium” is the Pacific Ocean along the southeastern Asian coastline from Australia north to the Philippines, as well as Micronesia and the Galapagos Islands. Her goal is to show the beauty and character of the life she encounters, with the hope that her photography will inspire ocean conservation. Wu grew up in Ann Arbor and is now based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 17-December 7, 2018

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



On display September 18, 2017-December 7, 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-December 7, 2018

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


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