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On display February 9-April 5, 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 February 9-April 5, 2015

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


Leanne SchneppSTORYTELLING WHIMSICAL SCULPTURE
Leanne Schnepp
Story greatly influences the clay sculptures of Leanne Schnepp. By combining animal and human forms and characteristics, she tells stories of connection and transformation. Humans, coyotes, frogs, and birds interact and “converse,” and mischievous children become monsters and tumble about. There is a sense of play and whimsy in the work and the opportunity for viewers to use their imagination. Schnepp earned her BFA at Michigan State University and has worked as an artist and teacher for the past 20 years. She currently lives and works in East Lansing.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 9-April 5, 2015

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


Dick & Sue RigterinkMICHIGAN SPLENDOR: WILDLIFE & FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Dick & Sue Rigterink
Ann Arbor artists Dick and Sue Rigterink use digital photography to share the joy and splendor of nature. By stopping fast motion, their photographs capture the moment and the personalities, whether a bird in flight or song, or a chipmunk jumping for a flower. They focus attention on the diversity, habitats, behavior, and beauty of local, recognizable wildlife to evoke memories in viewers. Dick has a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State and a Master’s from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Sue has a Bachelor’s from Michigan State in Mathematics. Their wildlife photographs have been published in Audubon Magazine and National Wildlife Federation.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 9-April 5, 2015

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


Jan Bell**CANCELLED**
AN INTIMATE VIEW OF NATURE: PHOTOGRAPHY

Jan Bell
Jan Bell is an avid adventurer. He treks throughout the U.S. in search of subjects, and it is the time in the wilderness that allows him to connect with the land and compose his images. Unlike many photographers, he focuses on a tighter, more intimate view of the world. Each photo is an opportunity to consider the subject – almost apart from its meaning or function – in terms of the beauty of its form. Winner of the Grand Prize in the prestigious Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Competition, he follows in Mr. Adams’ footsteps, but in his own style. An Ohio native, much of his work is shot along Lake Superior, as well as the west and southwestern states.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1


Lisa S. GoeslingLIFE LINE: SCRATCHBOARD ETCHINGS
Lisa S. Goesling
While Chicagoan Lisa S. Goesling has spent her life creating art, she discovered scratchboards (boards made of clay and India ink) while undergoing a cancer diagnosis in 2006. The idea that adversity teaches us to turn the negative into a positive is a great analogy for transforming these black boards into thriving works of art. Her past careers in graphic design and art direction continue to influence her art by incorporating the fundamentals of design, such as composition, pattern, texture, contrast, line, etc. Using nature as her muse, Goesling scratches fine lines into a layer of ink until meticulous images appear in the clay.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 9-April 5, 2015

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

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Amy FellSTUNNINGLY ORDINARY: OIL PAINTING
Amy Fell

Michigan based artist Amy Fell finds great beauty, charm, and even mystery in the everyday articles that surround us. Fell uses a variety of techniques – including dramatic lighting, large scale presentation, detailed rendering and bold color – to celebrate the objects that provide comfort and support in our day-to-day lives. Fell studies oil painting at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center as well as regularly attending workshops of nationally acclaimed artists. She exhibits her work in juried shows and is very active in the arts community in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 9-April 5, 2015

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


Shayne DavidsonCIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
Shayne Davidson

Shayne Davidson is an experienced genealogist who received an MFA from the University of Michigan. Her exhibition consists of 17 life-sized colored pencil portraits based on rare, identified photos of a group of African-American men who served together for the Union in the 25th United States Colored Troops, Company G. The portraits incorporate portions of the men’s military records in the artwork, and a mini-biography of the soldier, written by the artist, accompanies each portrait. Davidson also studied painting and drawing at Cooper Union in New York City and received a BFA from California 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 February 9-April 5, 2015

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


Amber D. HarrisonPLAYGROUND VALENTINE: ART JEWELRY & OBJECTS
Amber D. Harrison

Amber D. Harrison is a Michigan based studio artist practicing contemporary art jewelry and object making. She works as a fabricator hand cutting and forming each piece while exploring the implementation of play. Her goal is to transfer her own memories into a whimsical and wearable world, evoking the recollections or imaginations of others. She recently exhibited in the 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, one of the top craft shows in the United States. Harrison earned her BFA from the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 9-April 5, 2015

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

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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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On display January 7 to end of 2015

Dinnerware Museum CollectionTHE DINNERWARE MUSEUM: A PLACE AT THE TABLE
Dinnerware Museum Collection

The Dinnerware Museum, a new museum in Ann Arbor established in 2012, features a collection of thousands of pieces of functional dinnerware from all over the world along with fine art referencing dinnerware created from ceramic, metal, glass, paper, plastic and more. This exhibition highlights portions of eight memorable place settings of American tableware dating from the 1930s to the present, including sets designed by the leading 20th century designers Eva Zeisel, Russel Wright, Glidden Parker, and Don Schreckengost as well as new dinnerware by contemporary artist Julia Galloway in 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.dinnerwaremuseum.org.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display January 7 to end of 2015

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

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