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CURRENT EXHIBITS

On display October 18-December 6, 2010

LounsburyTHE MICHIGAN LANDSCAPE: OIL PAINTINGS
James Lounsbury
Based in Ann Arbor, for over 30 years James Lounsbury has been painting the Michigan landscape – from Washtenaw county to Lake Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. His subjects are farmland, urban landscapes and seascapes, and he’s inspired by the exceptional beauty that he sees around him. Winter, summer, spring and fall – any and all interest him. His artistic process changes with the season, but his oil paintings arise from working at the site, as well as working from photographs and drawings in the studio. Lounsbury has been exhibiting his work at art fairs throughout the Midwest for many years, and he has been a vendor at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market for 20 years.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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


RuehleWOODTURNINGS
Richard R. Ruehle

Richard R. Ruehle’s woodturnings are created using local woods, as well as woods from around the world.  He uses burl woods in many of his bowls, hollow forms, platters and other creations.  Originally from Findlay, Ohio, after retiring from his trucking and a warehousing business, he became involved in art shows and festivals in neighboring states.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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


MunroOBSERVED & IMAGINED: LANDSCAPES IN OIL
Judy Munro

Rochester Hills based artist Judy Munro has a passion for landscapes. From family trips as a child, Munro recalls sacred summer nights spent lakeside, treks through "enchanted" Michigan forests, and endless, fluid roadside panoramas. Munro revisits these impressions in her paintings and combines them with current observations, giving her work great depth. Her landscapes are painted alla‑prima – completed in one session while the paint is wet. Using fluid strokes, she creates impressionistic and evocative images alive with energy and color. Munro studied art at New York’s Pratt Institute and has a BFA from Wayne State.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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


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RoweEXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
Chelsea Clay Group

The Chelsea Clay Group is a loosely formed group of friends who share a love of working in clay and are connected to the community of Chelsea, Michigan. Most of them live in Chelsea, while others are attached through family or collaborative activity. Each maintains an independent studio or work space, coming together to share ideas, conversation and just enjoy each other's work. Each member of the group has gravitated toward hand built work in stoneware or porcelain, although at least half return to the potter's wheel regularly. All have found unique ways to express themselves in clay.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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


HodgsonCHILD'S GARDEN OF EDEN: WATERCOLOR & MIXED MEDIA
Loraine S. Hodgson

Loraine S. Hodgson's art feels like a magical world of jumping into puddles after the rain and seeing the rainbows. It reminds one of childhood games of spirographs and lollipops and paper windmills. Her art goes where the imagination captures a child's Garden of Eden.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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


HarrisILLUSTRATIONS IN FIBER
Renee Harris

Renee Harris uses felted wool fabric, cotton thread hand embroidery and other materials to create narrative one-of-a-kind wall pieces. She began illustrating with conventional tools, but the creative process led her to discover the infinite possibilities of fiber illustration. Felt fabric can become a canvas, and hand embroidery a drawing tool. With a degree in painting, printmaking and illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and 20 years of experience in the field, Harris embraces the continuously innovative task of illustrating with new materials.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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


MotawiHANDCRAFTED CERAMIC ART TILE
Motawi Tileworks, Nawal Motawi

Nawal Motawi’s historically-informed tile designs are influenced by turn of the century Arts and Crafts artists and potteries: Dard Hunter, William De Morgan, Pewabic, Rookwood and Grueby. Motawi believes, “...in respecting the best of historical design – rendering old motifs in new ways and creating works that will be enjoyed in this lifetime and passed down for generations to come.” 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. Motawi tiles are also permanently exhibited in the new U-M Cardiovascular Center. A free Make-A-Tile workshop will be held in rooms C & D off of the cafeteria, Floor 2 of the University Hospital on Monday, Nov. 29 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

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On display August 23-December 1, 2010

Yourist StudioYOURIST STUDIO COMMUNITY CERAMICS
Studio members with Kay Yourist

For Kay Yourist, improving the health and welfare of people is a fundamental part of her business. Part of the remarkable business of Yourist Studio Gallery is that through the artistic journey, the community studio members are provided with an avenue to express thoughts and feelings as well as to improve skills and techniques. This process helps create a synergy of learning and creativity, reason and the heart. The gallery offers classes and workshops by a variety of instructors, and the community members come from varying backgrounds, all pursuing their passion for ceramic art together. In addition to Kay Yourist, you will see work by Jerry Bricker, Marilyn Pearce Edington, Thea Fish, Darcy Bowden, Barbaranne Branca, Rachel Jensen and Joanne Daniels.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-December 1, 2010
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


On display August 23-December 6, 2010

DattiloDRAWN FROM MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHY
Philip Dattilo

Philip Dattilo's photographic assignments have ranged from Europe to the American West. During his career, areas of special interest have been the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and photography as fine art. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week and U.S. News and World Report. Dattilo says, "Photography's attraction lies in the medium's ability to open our eyes to a world of visual literacy many never see. Ask any photographer and it is that aspect of sharing tableaus drawn from moments in time that brings satisfaction to our work."
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-December 6, 2010
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display December 13, 2010-February 7, 2011

ClarkTHE PRODIGAL SON: SNOWFLAKE PAPER CUTTINGS
Dr. Thomas L. Clark
In this exhibit, the well known Biblical story of devastation and sibling rivalry – the Prodigal Son, is illustrated by snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark. A former U-M physician, Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake, has been exhibiting snowflakes at the University of Michigan Hospital since 1987. In this show, his exquisite, hand-cut paper creations also tell the story of chapter one of Genesis as well as illustrate in fresh detail the Chinese Zodiac. A free, how-to workshop on the making of these beautiful, pictorial snowflakes will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at 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 Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-February 7, 2011

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


FarrisSHARED DREAMS: CERAMIC SCULPTURE
Lisa Farris
Lisa regularly finds herself in the company of eight children under the age of 12. The bandits move like a rowdy pack through houses and yards. Every once in a while they stop and make drawings. Farris finds inspiration in this pure, child’s view of what it means to be alive in the world, captured with an uninhibited sweep of crayon. She’s been known to make patterns for the sheer pleasure of it, dipping into the art history of Africa, Greece or Egypt. Farris challenges herself to try to see how few elements it takes to capture an expression.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-February 7, 2011

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


LaramieK-12 STUDENT GROUP SHOW
Saline Area Schools

This annual exhibit celebrates the emerging artistry of students from Saline Public Schools. Work from young people in grades K-12 who are discovering and developing their artistic approach and technique will be displayed in both 2-D and 3-D galleries. The students explore themes as presented by eight different teachers from thirteen grades. All variety of mediums from drawing and painting to ceramics and sculpture are included in this exhibit.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-February 7, 2011

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


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WarburtonDUCT TAPE PAINTINGS
Peter J. Warburton

Peter J. Warburton is an Ann Arbor based, self-trained artist. His works and medium, 17 colors of duct tape on board, have received national and international recognition. His most recent show was at the Belmont House Gallery in Chicago. In this exhibition at the University Hospital, some of the pieces are interpretations of Van Gogh’s works, especially those inspired by trips to St. Remy and Arles. Babar, an artwork donated by Warburton with a familiar subject portrayed in an unusual way, is on permanent display in the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.   
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-February 7, 2011

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


YenTHE SPIRIT OF CHINESE BRUSH
Christine (Yia-Shun) Yen

Christine (Yia-Shun) Yen, who is a medical interpreter at the University of Michigan Hospital and an instructor of Chinese painting and calligraphy at Washtenaw Community College, was born in Taiwan and began her studies of fine art at an early age, studying with well-known artists in both her homeland and Japan. She has mastered a wide variety of art media but in recent years has concentrated her artistic endeavors on Chinese painting on rice paper. She emphasizes that the most important process in Chinese painting is thinking: "Almost anyone can learn the technique, but a successful artist must learn to identify with the feeling about the subject and to transfer that to the paper."
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-February 7, 2011

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


LindemanUNCOMMON & CURIOUS: DIGITAL FIBER ARTS
Robertta Lindeman

For years, Robertta Lindeman of Saltlabs has collected 17th, 18th and 19th century illustrations – from botanicals to the “uncommon and curious.” Through digital means, she reprocesses and incorporates them into her designs. Recognizing that we seek comfort and relief in our homes and apartments, Lindeman works with her designs in craft mediums. She has printed and fabricated a variety of products with these images, and more recently, pillows. Designed with an editor’s eye and a stylistic hand, each pillow has a story as art or artifact.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-February 7, 2011

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

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On display December 13, 2010-April 11, 2011

SavitSIMPLICITY OF FORM: TURNED WOOD
Robert Savit

Robert Savit is a Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. His decorative turned and carved vessels emphasize the beauty and simplicity of form. He is mostly self-taught, but he has studied with Ray Key, who has been turning wood for over 40 years. Savit's work is in many private collections in the United States and abroad.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-April 11, 2011
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


GasparskiREFLECTIONS IN WATERCOLOR
Barbara A. Gasparski

Barbara A. Gasparski's use of transparent watercolors emphasizes the realism of her paintings. Trained as a medical technologist, she used china painting as a source of recreation. With formal training, this early beginning in art evolved into works with oil painting, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. A resident of Shelby Township, Michigan, she has been active as coordinator of the Shelby Township Art Fair for over twenty-five years and was instrumental in bringing together like-minded artists in the area to form the Shelby Township Fine Art Society.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-April 11, 2011
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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