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CURRENT EXHIBITS

On display October 19-December 7, 2009

BioArtographyART UNDER THE MICROSCOPE: BIOARTOGRAPHY QUILTS
Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends
This unique collection of art quilts is inspired by scientific photographs taken by researchers at the U-M Center for Organogenesis. In the course of diagnostic research, the microscope and special stains are used to examine tissues for alterations in structure or function that are characteristic of health or disease. The beauty of the photographs of these tiny biological structures, which is a fascinating combination of art and science, inspired this series of quilts by the Washington DC group, Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends. Fiber artists chose from among these BioArtography images to design their quilts. This traveling exhibit, sponsored by the Society for the Arts in Healthcare in partnership with Gifts of Art and the Center for Organogenesis, aims to honor these scientific research efforts, enrich community spaces by bringing the arts into everyday life and raise public awareness about the importance of the arts in healthcare settings. UMHS press release
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 19-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


RedwoodMOTAWI AT HOME: HANDMADE CERAMIC ART TILE
Motawi Tileworks

This locally owned, nationally known art studio creates unique handmade tile reflecting the classic style and craftsmanship of America's historic Arts & Crafts movement. Brother and sister duo Karim and Nawal Motawi, both U of M alumni, are committed to handcrafting tile with vibrant, earthy glazes. Their passion is exploring new design and technical ideas, while maintaining a sustainable business that is a positive force in the community. Motawi Tileworks, now 17 years old, is a leader in the art tile market with 25 artisans on staff. In addition to this exhibit of newly released tiles, the U-M Health System has Motawi tile murals in the east and west Patient Elevator lobbies on floors 1-8. A free Make-A-Tile workshop will be held in the gallery on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 19-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


In ChurchTHE PEOPLE OF MY WORLD
Ludmila Ketslakh

Formerly a Mechanical Engineer, Ludmila Ketslakh’s interest in photography was triggered by a number of factors: her desire to explore different parts of the world, to seek and document unique cultures, and to challenge the insidious forces of dilution and uniformity in society. She fervently believes that the world is a beautiful and mystifying place, and that the people of her world are profoundly diverse and fascinating, each with their own unique experiences that define their images. Observers of Ketslakh’s photography are captivated by its reality and absorbed into the emotion captured by her lens.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 19-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


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Rabbit TreadTHE ANIMAL PIECES: CERAMICS
Craig Hinshaw

The pieces in this show address the intertwined relationships of animals and humans. In this body of work, Craig Hinshaw explores how both animals and humans are affected by such issues as consumerism, ecology and pollution. He explores these themes in both the subject matter and the way that he manipulates the forms. However, an element of humor softens the tensions he creates with these challenging subjects, bringing levity to the work and raising questions rather than answering them. In addition to his own work, Hinshaw has a passion for teaching young children — he was voted Michigan Art Teacher of the Year around the time of an opening of his work at Ezar Gallery in New York City.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 19-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


The ReturnCONTEMPLATIONS: CHAIR SERIES II PAINTINGS
Candace Compton Pappas

In her acrylic, ink and mixed media paintings, Candace Compton Pappas speaks boldly about the quiet she observes. Pappas’ work arises from self-exploration and reflection on the natural environment, community, and family that surround her. Chair, house, and birds are repeated themes in her work. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pappas grew up amidst the Bay Area Figurative Movement, and later she moved to Los Angeles and was immersed in the LA Feminist Art Movement, Conceptualism, and Performance Art. For the last 15 years she has lived, raised her family, and continued her art career in Chelsea, Michigan. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 19-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Broken Stone from the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney, ScotlandBYWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND
Cheryl Hogue

Combining her love of travel and photography, U-M alum Cheryl Hogue tours extensively through England, Scotland, and Ireland. Hogue’s images, created by both small and medium format cameras, are sold professionally with applications in retail books, calendar art, magazine covers, text books, travel brochures, and other media. The subject matter in this exhibit includes many of the lesser known islands such as the Isle of Lewis in the outer Hebrides and Orkney off of Scotland. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 19-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Deep BlueDEEP BLUE: CERAMICS
Sadashi Inuzuka

Sadashi Inuzuka was born in Kyoto, Japan and received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI in 1987. He is known for his large installations that explore the intersection of human society and the natural world; traditional and innovative process; art and science; and ceramics and video. Currently, he is a Professor of Art at the U-M School of Art & Design. This exhibit is a part of Art and Abilities: Investing in Ability Week, Oct. 21-31, 2009; in addition, Inuzuka will be giving both a lecture and a children’s workshop inspired by the theme of art and abilities.  More information is at the bottom center of our website: http://www.med.umich.edu/goa .
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 19-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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On display August 24-December 7, 2009

WEARABLE ART: HANDWOVEN FIBERS & MORE
Carol Furtado

U-M School of Art & Design alumna Carol Furtado started as a weaver over 30 years ago, working on a loom. She is now engaged in a great variety of activities as she produces her line of wearable art. Handweaving, felting, dyeing and beading are common tools of her trade. Lately, she has been exploring Nuno felting, a Japanese felting technique which combines wool felt with silk fabric. One of her dyeing techniques is a resist process involving clamping and applying dye in multiple steps, creating a multiple color, multiple shape design.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 24-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


SECRETS OF THE GARDEN: SCANNER ART
Phyllis Ponvert

These images were taken without a camera. Ponvert places her subjects directly on a digital scanner and then alters them in Photoshop. The images in this exhibit were taken over the past three years from subjects in her garden in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work has been shown at the Kerrytown Concert House, and her garden was chosen to be on the Ann Arbor Women’s Farm and Garden Walk in 2008.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 24-December 7, 2009.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010

ClarkEXODUS & THE FLOOD: STORYTELLING SNOWFLAKES
Thomas L. Clark
Retired U-M physician Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake’s, annual exhibit of paper cuttings is back with new work! Each of these hand cut, exquisite designs are intricate works of art, yet as a group, they tell stories that encompass much more than the sum of their parts. In addition to their pictorial detail, the perfect symmetry of snowflake design contributes to the metaphorical meanings. This year’s exhibit contains the new series “Noah and the Flood” as well as a favorite from the past, “Exodus”, the story of Moses. Dr. Snowflake will give his annual workshop on snowflake making on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the 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 Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Yiu-HeungCHILD'S PLAY: PORCELAIN SCULPTURE
Yiu-Keung Lee

Yiu-Keung Lee uses the seemingly fragile medium of porcelain and various playthings as a springboard to express both a sense of his vulnerability as an artist and the fascination of being a father of three daughters. These moments of life in sculptural form are both serious and playful. Yiu-Keung’s work is a conglomeration of wheel-thrown forms, and extruded and hand-built pieces. His signature plumeria blossoms form a bridge to all these building blocks within his sculpture. Yiu-Keung began his study of ceramics in his native Hong Kong over two decades ago. He earned his MFA at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1995, and he now teaches and exhibits both nationally and internationally.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Ann Arbor Public SchoolsK-12 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor Public Schools’ art teachers are proud to present these student artworks in a variety of mediums. From elementary through high school, the art curriculum strives to develop creativity and art skills by using a wide variety of materials and techniques, as well as an introduction to the visual arts world. For students entering the 21st century workforce, visual arts teach vital modes of seeing, imagining, inventing and thinking. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


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CrowCOLOR & LIGHT: GOUACHE, CUT & PASTED PAPER
Peter Crow

Peter Crow grew up in a family of artists that made art everyday. He graduated from the U-M School of Art & Design with honors in 1976 with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. After receiving his MFA from Indiana University, Crow moved to New York and was supported on a grant that allowed him to focus on his work. During this time, inspired by different configurations of kelp on his studio walls, he developed a strong theme of overlapping gestural lines and areas of bold, contrasting colors. Also a school teacher, Crow’s explorations in color, light, time and the everyday landscapes of people that flow through our lives, speak to people of all ages of the thinking and pleasure of color and design.   
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


AndersenCLOSE TO THE LAND: OIL PAINTINGS
Mary E. Andersen

A native of Traverse City, Mary E. Andersen resides in Grand Rapids where she maintains a full time painting studio. Her passion for landscapes and botanical images, primarily from west and northwestern Michigan, reflects her agricultural heritage. Andersen is particularly intrigued by the rich color palette November presents, when the fading greens of summer give way to blues, violets, and burnt sienna, and the architecture of the trees becomes pronounced. Elizabeth Hinshaw Hall wrote of her work, “Working in layers of rich and luminous oils, [Andersen} captures the essence of a subject, giving the viewer a place to find quiet stillness.”
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


DusbiberFOLK ART WOOD CARVINGS
Marlene Dusbiber

Marlene Dusbiber has been a professional woodcarver since 1985, and works with her husband John in their reproduction timber frame saltbox house outside the village of Chelsea. Her works and home have been featured in Country Home, Country Living Gardener and Coastal Living magazines. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Marlene is constantly inspired by her country living to add new designs to her collection of folk art creations.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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On display December 14, 2009-April 12, 2010

CravensTHE SISTERS: WORKS IN CLAY
Kristine Moryc Cravens

The arts have always been a deeply rooted part of Kristine Moryc Craven’s life, either through clothing construction and design, or painting and drawing. She ventured into work with clay as a way to further express her interest in clothing construction how things fit together. Quite a bit of Craven’s work is highly decorated, much like fabric. She likes to create art pieces that you can use in everyday life. A lot of Craven’s work is slab rolled and formed because she likes the ability to give her work personality through hand altering. She often wheel throws the basic shape and then sets out to transform that basic shape into something unique and one of a kind.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-April 12, 2010.
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


O'NealKATMANDU TO EVEREST: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Heather O’Neal

Local adventure tour guide Heather O'Neal regularly organizes and leads tours trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal. Her striking photographs with captions offer a virtual tour of what you might see and experience while hiking along the trail from Katmandu to Mount Everest base camp at 17,600 feet. Inspiring heights, unusual animals, glaciers and extreme sports enthusiasts are just a few of the things that you will encounter in her work.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-April 12, 2010.
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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