On display October 22-December 12, 2007
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
LANDSCAPE COMPOSITES: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
by Mel Theobald
Primarily a painter, Mel Theobald’s creative interests shifted dramatically in the summer of 2001 when he first put his hands on a digital camera. Creating photographs of mid-western landscape out of multiple images using a telephoto lens, Theobald’s subjects remain flat without the normal distortion of a wide-angle lens. Combining images in this way makes it possible to retain a vast amount of surface detail while generating a composition that is natural to the scope of human vision. Thus, his extremely long images can only be fully seen by walking from one end to the other.
Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1. Open daily from
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
SIDEKICKS & RELUCTANT HEROES: FABRIC & FOUND OBJECTS
by Celibeth Donnelly
Celibeth Donnelly comes from a long line of knitters, crocheters (of which she does neither), seamstresses and embroiderers. Incorporating a flair from the odd side of fashion and style, Donnelly incorporates found and discarded objects into hand-sewn forms. The personalities of her dolls just show up — a cape might be necessary for one, while another may beg for rick rack.
Taubman Lobby, North display cases, Floor 1. Open
daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
SAILOR JACK & FRIENDS: ARCHIVAL INKJET PRINTS
by Judith Jacobs
An Ann Arbor native and U-M Architecture & Design graduate, Judith Jacobs has exhibited her artwork for 40 years in regional and national shows and arts publications. She creates art on her computer, scanning and manipulating disparate images, working and reworking them ultimately to produce pigment ink prints on a large format printer. Jacob’s works take on and yet transform the brashness and color of the action comics and street art from which they are made.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from
8 a.m.-8 p.m.
SKETCHES IN BRONZE: SCULPTURE
by C. Malcolm Powers
Malcolm Powers’ images deal with spiritual issues such as resurrection, joy, praise and gratitude. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in design with a major in sculpture from U-M in 1961. Powers’ most recent commission was a Celtic Cross for the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor. Born and raised in Detroit, Powers now lives in Ann Arbor, where he has his studio and show room.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily
from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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LANDSCAPES OF IMAGINATION: OIL PAINTINGS
by Daniel James Barry
Former teacher and architect, Daniel Barry’s paintings often begin with the recollection of having been somewhere. Resisting the actual colors from the real place, Barry prefers imagined reality and the interaction of the oil paints on the canvas — for him, color is where the piece takes on its own reality. The piece may resemble the place that inspired it, but in Barry’s award-winning work, what is important is that the painting reflects a personal response to the place, not so much the place itself.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY: GLASS & STERLING SILVER
by Kristin Perkins
Kristin Perkins’ contemporary style is inspired by the natural beauty of glass; its fascinating properties are the focus of her work. This Ypsilanti, Michigan artist creates the beads for her jewelry by lampworking — melting colorful glass rods with a torch and working the molten glass into bead shapes. Perkins creates the sterling silver settings and jewelry components by hand cutting, forging, and fabricating sterling silver wire and sheet. By making glass beads in colorful geometric shapes and keeping her metalwork clean and simple, she strives to create jewelry that makes a statement with vibrant color and bold design, yet is easy to wear every day.
University Hospital Main Lobby display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
RECENT PAINTINGS: OIL ON BIRCH
by Kelli Snively
A Harbor Springs, Michigan native, Kelli Snively moved to Kalamazoo to receive a BFA in photography from Western Michigan University. Then she lived, worked and studied art in New York City for over six years before returning to Northern Michigan where she currently lives year round. With numerous awards and exhibitions under her belt, Snively’s wit and unique sense of humor in painting has kept many people smiling for over 25 years.
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.
FABRIC & PHOTOS: Photographic Quilts
by Mary Andrews
A fiber artist who dyes her fabric by hand, Mary Andrews breaks outside of the mold by making art quilts in her studio with photographs. She has done extensive work with transferring photographs to fabric and now has great success incorporating them into the designs of her quilts. This exhibit is a collection of quilts with some of her own favorite photographs, as well as others from old photo albums. Mary’s work can be seen in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Floor 1. Open
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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