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On display October 20-December 8, 2008
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

NATURAL WORLD: TRANSPARENT WATERCOLORS
Charles Owens

From his studio based in Blissfield, Michigan, Charles Owens conveys his passion for the natural world through his paintings.  From the jungles of Sri Lanka to the mountains of Appalachia, he draws on his extensive travels as a young man to create works of a rich saturated vibrancy not often found in watercolors.  The accomplished detail of these works is achieved by hundreds of minute, transparent washes often applied with brushes no larger than a few hairs in width.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


LITTLE BITS OF SOLE: MOSAIC SHOES
Mosaic Artists of Michigan

Mosaic Artists of Michigan (MAM) is an organization of approximately 30 women and men ranging from the hobbyist to the professional artist.  The group has had several individual shows as well as group exhibitions.  Their best known group show is a permanent installation at the Detroit Children’s Hospital created from the drawings of elementary school children.  This exhibition features an eclectic display of shoes which offer a hint of the possibilities of the art of mosaics.  The substrate and canvas are as varied as the artists who create them.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


ANN ARBORSCAPES: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Denise Rohde

After receiving a BFA from Rutgers University, Denise Rohde went on to study photography with renowned photographer Art Sinsabaugh at the University of Illinois.  Working for years in a darkroom, the switch to digital allowed her to draw from her painting and printmaking experience.  Being able to combine mediums digitally has been a freeing experience for her.  Denise moved to Ann Arbor four years ago from Champaign, Illinois, and she has found Michigan to be an "eyeful."  Some of her exhibits include the University of Illinois, Roulette NYC, Peachtree Plaza Atlanta and the Kodak Pavillion Epcott Center.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


METALS ― FOR REAL
Melinda Hodge

A native of Ann Arbor, Melinda Hodge now lives and teaches in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania where she is a professor of Art teaching jewelry, metal smithing and various other courses in fabrics and crafts.  Hodge’s interests in metals frequently deal with trompe l’oeil effects – fabricating metal with textures so that the objects appear to be made of other substances.  This show consists of many pieces that fool the viewer.  Is that a challenge?  Other pieces are a play upon words mocking the absurdity of commonly used expressions or traditions. 
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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CONNECTIONS: FIBER ART
Boisali Biswas

Boisali Biswas’ art is an example of the beauty of cultural diversity expressed in contemporary designs.  As a native of Calcutta, India, Boisali holds dear the art and culture of India, but she presently has her studio in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Boisali’s use of woven hand–painted wallpaper, cotton yarns, and various surface design techniques melds traditional folk art influences including Indian, Mexican and Aboriginal, with contemporary designs.  Her primary goal is to enhance the integration of Indian flavor into contemporary fiber arts, intertwined with her Western inspirations.
University Hospital Main Lobby Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


RONDELS & SHELLS: NEW GLASS WORKS
Annette Baron

Baron Glassworks was founded in 1998 in Ypsilanti, Michigan by Annette Baron. Baron designed and built her own glass studio, where she teaches and creates her art. She 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.  This exhibit features newly released work. 
University Hospital Main Lobby Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


REFLECTIONS: OIL PAINTINGS
Lynn Patron

The strength and solitude of nature and the human form are inherent in Lynn Patron’s paintings.  Patron deliberately portrays the body and facial features inexactly, defining them in a way that captures the essence of their mood and being.  Her paintings reflect an adaptation of sculptural intuitiveness and a lineal, flat, crisp, clean style with strong, yet quiet color combinations.  Lynn has studios in both Florida and Virginia.  Her paintings and sculptures are in galleries and private collections throughout the United States.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


CINDERELLA'S REVENGE: SHOES & MIXED MEDIA
by David Ian Grant

Ann Arbor native David Ian Grant is currently studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The series, Cinderella's Revenge, contained in this exhibit is composed of a set of nine high-heeled shoes. Each shoe has been painted, collaged, appliqued, and added to in some way so that it has become unwearable. By removing the shoes from their intended purposes and making them unwearable, David has transformed the functional object into an art form. 
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Main Lobby Gallery, Level B2.
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT: FIBER FABRICATIONS
by Kathie Briggs, Peg Keeney & Desiree Vaughn

Northern Michigan fiber artists Kathie Briggs, Peg Keeney and Desiree Vaughn approach their art from very different perspectives. Keeney tends to work intuitively using organic forms, expressing her love for nature. Briggs is also inspired by nature; her pieces are tactile and often contain structural components. Vaughn’s minimalist style is characterized by strong graphic and textual elements. They also all enjoy collaborating on synergistic art, each bringing something unique to the collaborative art form. This exhibition contains collaborative work of all three artists as well as solo pieces.
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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