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On display June 19-September 10, 2017

Zengquan XuPHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH CHINA
Zengquan Xu
Zengquan Xu is a retired electrical engineer who worked professionally in the local automotive industry. Since his teens, photography has been his lifetime hobby. He has a great love for travel photography and landscapes, especially subjects that are culturally related. Using both film and digital photography, Xu prints his work on paper and canvas. This exhibit is in partnership with the U-M Confucius Institute.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display June 19-September 10, 2017

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



Olga StowersCERAMIC HOUSES
Olga Stowers
Olga Stowers was born in Siberia and grew up in Moscow, Russia where she earned her degree in finance. She has always been interested in creating art, and started working with clay three years ago in Ann Arbor. Stowers has made different clay pieces, but houses and buildings are her favorites. Stower’s pieces demonstrate her unique style and great attention to detail.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display June 19-September 10, 2017

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



Aussome Study GroupCOLORING WITH THE MASTERS: ART QUILTS
Aussome Study Group
For this exhibition, the Aussome Study Group (ASG) picked some of their current favorite artists – MaryAnn Beckwith, Peter Max, Louis Tiffany, Dr. Seuss, Ugo Nespolo, Rick Loudermilk and George Rodrigue – and created art based on their work. This exhibit also contains images and information about each of the inspiration artists. The work of ASG award winning artists, Mary Andrews, Lois Ann Fulton, Robbie Payne and Carol Tamasiunas, has appeared in Quilting Arts and Fiberarts magazines and the book, The Natural World, and they have exhibited their work locally, nationally and internationally.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display June 19-September 10, 2017

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

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Gabrielle SoltisSIMPLI JESSI: HANDMADE RAG DOLLS
Jessi Halliday Mesalic
Jessi Halliday Mesalic is an interior designer, artist, illustrator, doll maker, painter, yarn fanatic and lots of other artistic-type things. Originally from Michigan, where she earned her BFA at the College for Creative Studies, she has recently returned from a 3-year adventure living in the countryside of England. Simpli Jessi dolls are handmade with great care and attention to detail. Natural linens, organic cotton stuffing, felt, yarn, and reclaimed fabrics are used in every doll, making each one unique and special.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display June 19-September 10, 2017

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



Catherine McClungHIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW: WATERCOLOR
Catherine McClung

Combining a passion for painting and a love of nature, Catherine McClung has shown her work in the Ann Arbor Art Fair since 1980. In both Michigan and Florida, she walks every day observing and photographing birds to use as a reference for her watercolor paintings. Over a two-year period, she created paintings of all of the 33 birds mentioned in the Bible. McClung also created china patterns for Lenox tableware. In 2002, the Michigan Governor’s office asked her to represent the state by designing an ornament for the White House Christmas tree.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display June 19-September 10, 2017

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



Thom BohnertTHE SHIFTING CIRCUS: DRAWING & SCULPTURE
Thom Bohnert

The drawings and sculpture of Flushing, Michigan artist Thom Bohnert range from lyrical to poetic, playing with tension and balance in a kind of whimsical theatrical arena. His drawings show a complex layering, allowing viewers to imagine a storytelling encounter of spaces. His ceramics and sculptures are compositions often combining wire armature and wet looking clay fragments with colorful multi-glazed surfaces. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, among others, and museum collections include Minneapolis Art Institute and Detroit Institute of the Arts.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display June 19-September 10, 2017

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



Boisali BiswasFIBER MUSINGS
Boisali Biswas

Boisali Biswas is a studio artist working in mixed media fibers, currently residing in West Bloomfield, Michigan. She is originally from India, and her formative years were spent at Visva-Bharti International University, founded by the Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. She has an attunement with nature and a deep rooted attachment to the traditional art forms of her culture rich homeland. Living in this country for over two decades and incorporating styles, techniques, and inspirations of western culture into her Indian background has made her art into a cauldron of multicultural assemblages.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display June 19-September 10, 2017

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

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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 through September 10, 2017

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

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