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On display August 27-October 17, 2007
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

AROUND THE WORLD: ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
by Paul J. Wolber

Paul Wolber has traveled extensively in Europe and China and has painted many of the impressions and scenes he has experienced over the last 30 years.  This exhibition includes work from both Western Europe and his China travels, but it also includes a number of miniature postcard-sized paintings.  The works include paintings of landscape, people, places and still life.  Wolber was a professor of art for 40 years, and over the course of his teaching career, he taught in three colleges and art institutes in China.  He also led many cross-cultural study groups to Europe and Italy.
Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


GLASSWORKS
by Annette Baron

Baron Glassworks was founded in 1998 in Ypsilanti Michigan by Annette Baron. Annette designed and built her own glass studio, where she teaches and creates her art. Baron has a bachelor’s degree in Music from Western Michigan University and has studied glass at the Toledo Museum of Art and Tidal Wave Glass in Toledo, Ohio, and at Michigan Hot Glass in Detroit, Michigan.
Taubman Lobby, North display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


COLLABORATIVE QUILT PAINTINGS
by Fran Cowen Adler & Michael Schrock
Building on twenty years of experience making original wall quilts, Fran Adler produces abstract “quilt paintings” from vibrant fabrics that are hand-painted by her partner, Michael Schrock.  Nurtured by the beauty of the countryside that surrounds her old farmhouse in Manchester, Michigan, and inspired by her passion for color and form, Adler loves assembling unique textiles from small pieces of cloth.  Her work was selected for inclusion in national juried art quilt exhibitions in New York and Boston and has been shown in art fairs and galleries.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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CONTRASTS IN TERRA COTTA: CERAMIC WORKS
by Susanne Stephenson & John Stephenson

The Stephensons have a studio in Ann Arbor and are both graduates of Cranbrook Academy of Art.  Susanne has taught at Eastern Michigan University, and John at the University of Michigan. Both Stephensons' work is rooted in nature, and they have ceramic pieces in museums and private collections around the globe. The focus of Susanne’s work is abstracting landscapes.  John, in contrast, is inspired by the energy of natural twisted forms.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


VIBRANT WATERCOLORS
by Sabine Krummel

Sabine Krummel was born in Austria but currently is a resident of New York State.  Her large-scale watercolors have tremendous movement, joy and vibrancy of color.  Krummel explains, “Watercolor painting embodies a fantastic relationship of control and letting go.  Too much control and you achieve a rigid, lifeless form.  Too little control and you are left with a puddle of mud.  True beauty is achieved when the water and color take their own path within the skillful guidance of a brushstroke, a rotation of the paper, or a mere breath to direct the flow of water.”
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


HAND PAINTED & CARVED GOURDS
by Betty Baumgarten

The gourds that Betty Baumgarten uses in her artwork are grown in Georgia.  She cleans and seals the inside before beginning work on the exterior of the gourd.  From the outside, the gourds are often cut out, creating windows, pyro-engraved (a wood burning technique) and carved to bring relief to the representational paintings that are often on the outside.  She uses leather dyes, acrylic paints and oils for the paintings.  Some embellishments that Baumgarten adds are coiled pine needles, stones, antlers, eagle feathers and beadwork. 
University Hospital Main Lobby display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


DETROIT: HAND-ALTERED POLAROID PHOTOGRAPHS
by Cynthia Davis

The images in this exhibit are originals that were duplicated in Davis’ book, "Detroit, Hand-altered Polaroid Photographs," published by the University of Michigan Press.  For these pieces, Davis used Polaroid Time-Zero film, manipulating the emulsion of the film while it was still soft.  In this way, she imbued feeling and emotion into the subjects that she photographed.  Polaroid has since quit making this film, so these images are irreplaceable.
University Hospital Main Corridor, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


CERAMIC & MIXED-MEDIA SCULPTURE
by Joe Szutz

Joe Szutz’s work is inspired by natural and man-made forms and structures as well as the images they reflect.  He builds his sculptures by hand out of terra cotta earthenware and stoneware clays, using stains, slips and glazes to finish his surfaces.  Many of his pieces also incorporate stone, wood, iron and steel elements.  Originally from Minnesota, Szutz has lived and exhibited his art in Texas, Georgia and Michigan, relocating to Ann Arbor with his family in 2004.  He works in his Ann Arbor studio and with the Ann Arbor Potters Guild.
Cancer Center Main Lobby display cases, Floor B2. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


On display August 2-September 30, 2007

The University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center, partnered with University of Michigan Health System's Gifts of Art, present: Still Life: Documenting Cancer Survivorship
This national traveling photographic exhibit, conceived and developed by the Creative Center of New York, portrays the personal experiences of twenty-five cancer survivors as they learned the art and craft of documentary photography.  Funded by a generous grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, participants worked with a photographer-in-residence, as well as leading educators and curators from some of NY's major museums to produce portfolios that told their stories.
The Creative Center is a community of artists, cancer patients and survivors, trustees, donors and friends who are dedicated to bringing creative arts to people who are living with cancer and to supporting patients and families from hospitals and hospices throughout the New York area. 
Cancer Center Voices Art Gallery, Floor B1.  Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
An exhibition reception honoring the artists and the spirit of survivorship will be held Tuesday, September 25th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Voices Art Gallery, U-M Cancer Center, Floor B1.

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