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On display October 14-December 9, 2013

Robert P. KelchA NEW PERSPECTIVE: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Robert P. Kelch, M.D.
Dr. Robert P. Kelch retired from his position as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2009. He enjoyed a wonderful career in academic medicine  ̶  as a pediatric endocrinologist, physician investigator and administrator. Retirement has given Kelch much more time and energy to devote to his lifelong interest in photography. He especially enjoys photographing beautiful scenes, animals and objects during his many travels and around his home in South Haven, Michigan. 100% of artist proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to the Gifts of Art Endowment Fund. For more info, please visit: www.med.umich.edu/goa/donations.htm. Dr. Kelch is holding an artist reception in the gallery on November 14 from 4:00-5:30 pm.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

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


Kate TremelPIERCED PORCELAIN
Kate Tremel
In this current body of work, Kate Tremel is interested in taking a fresh look at traditional pottery forms within a functional context. She has returned to a technique that she learned years ago as an exchange student in Peru – thinning and shaping porcelain using a wooden paddle and river stone. Tremel finds the challenge of piercing the thin walls of the clay at their most fragile state to be an exercise in understanding the fleeting tenuousness of beauty itself. Among other things, Tremel is a lecturer at the U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

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


Bill, U-M Silver Club memberRETAINING IDENTITY: MIXED MEDIA PAINTING
U-M Silver Club
U-M Geriatrics Center Silver Club Memory Loss programs embrace creative enrichment for its members. To further their creative programming, two of the groups, the Day Program and Elderberry Club, have partnered with U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design. Professor Anne Mondro’s students and club members share experiences and expertise to create one of a kind works of art. Retaining Identity captures the spirit of creativity and embraces a shared experience.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

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

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Marie LaneCERAMIC ANIMALS
Marie Lane
An Ann Arbor ceramist who is legally blind due to glaucoma, Marie Lane discovered the world of clay in the fall of 2002. She enjoys creating an assortment of useful and whimsical ceramics incorporating various techniques. Her tactile reliefs and handcrafted creations are finished with either ceramic glaze or acid wash. Examples of each of these techniques are included in this exhibit. She has received instruction from Professor Sadashi Inuzuka of the U-M School of Art and Design from 2002-2012, the Ox-Bow School for the Arts and locally at Yourist Studio.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

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


Carole HarrisSTITCHED IMPRESSIONS: ART QUILTS
Carole Harris
Textile artist Carole Harris is a Detroit native. Her mother introduced her to needle arts at an early age. After receiving a BFA in art and interior design from Wayne State, she began to explore fibers as an art form. Many of her art quilts have architectural themes but she is most fascinated by the interplay of hue and pattern, often drawing inspiration from the color, energy, movement, and rhythms of ethnographic rituals as well as jazz, blues and gospel music. Harris’ goal is to make her quilts dance with the same excitement, exuberance and joy that music gives her. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries nationally and internationally, and she is much in demand as a lecturer and juror.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

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


Chris Roberts-AntieauTHE ART OF STORYTELLING: FABRIC APPLIQUÉ
Chris Roberts-Antieau

Chris Roberts-Antieau’s work is about the mysterious origin of joy and the wonder of childhood. To create her witty fabric paintings, she first hunts for her palette of fabrics: linens, flannels, cottons, calicos, even velvet. Then she cuts her designs freehand, using the sewing machine as a drawing tool to define the borders of her figures with a beautiful, almost invisible satin-stitch. Roberts-Antieau then finishes her pieces with hand embroidery work, and frames the finished art behind glass in hand-painted frames. On exhibit in permanent collections across the country, the joy in Roberts-Antieau’s award winning work is contagious.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

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

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Lilli BlackburnPOODLE STORIES: WHITEWARE CLAY
Lilli Blackburn

Ann Arbor artist Lilli Blackburn creates functional and sculptural works in clay. In this body of work, poodles are represented in various dilemmas of life. The functional white ware is lighthearted, so simple tasks such as eating and drinking can become playful. Each piece is individually handcrafted with feedback from her standard parti (two-colored) poodle, who loves to crack a joke. Blackburn earned a BFA from Ohio State University, and her studio is Grins Clay.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 14-December 9, 2013

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

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Joanne PorterBOTANICAL WATERCOLORS
Joanne Porter

Local artist, teacher and floral painter Joanne Porter has always been inspired by the seasonal variations in the garden. In her watercolors, she captures the freshness of spring, the warm palette of summer and the crispness of fall. Using many layers of watercolor paint, Porter conveys the delicate movement of the flowers as well as their richness of color. Her educational background includes a BFA and MFA from the U-M School of Art & Design, and her work has been in one person gallery shows and on permanent display in hospitals, businesses and schools throughout southeastern Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 19-December 8, 2013
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Marvin LipofskyPAPERWEIGHTS & STUDIO GLASS
UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

The American studio glass movement started in 1962 with glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art. The workshops, taught by Harvey Littleton along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for working glass that made it possible for artists to work in independent studios. The studio glass movement quickly spread north to Michigan, and in 1982, a decision was made that studio glass would be the focus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn permanent art collection, which is housed at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. This exhibition is a portion of that collection, spotlighting studio glass art by major artists working in the medium, including Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky and Richard Ritter.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15, 2013-August 11, 2014
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

Thomas L. ClarkSNOWFLAKE PAPER CUTTINGS
Dr. Thomas L. Clark
Snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark delves into ancient symbolism in exquisite, hand-cut paper creations. A former U-M physician, Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake, has been exhibiting his snowflakes at U-M Hospitals since 1987. The annual free snowflake making workshop will be held on Thursday, January 2 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in 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 Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Mary Ellen TaylorTEXTURES & PATTERNS: CERAMICS
Mary Ellen Taylor
The compositions in Mary Ellen Taylor’s abstract ceramic pieces touch on chaos but maintain clarity through positive and negative spaces, continuous and broken lines, and repeating colors. Her process begins with soft clay slabs that are formed over molds, cut into tiles and constructed into 3D shapes. Taylor creates textures and pattern on the forms from plastic mats, stamps, rollers and found objects that are impressed and then layered. She uses opaque and thinned applications of color for the glaze firing. Taylor, who is a retired art educator based in Toledo, Ohio, earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toledo and a MFA from Bowling Green State University.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Margi WeirSNAP LINE ON DETROIT: INK ON RAG PAPER
Margi Weir
Margi Weir began making drawings of ink and ink wash about 10 years ago using a technique that she calls snap line. A snap line is the mark made by dipping cotton twine into liquid ink or diluted ink, pulling it tight and snapping it against the paper in an action similar to plucking a guitar string. Some of the drawings in this exhibition explore the technique itself, and some describe the terrain in New Mexico where she lived before she moved to Detroit in 2009 to join Wayne State University faculty. In the most recent drawings, Weir studies the skeletons of buildings in Detroit and explores her fascination with empty spaces — the terrain vagues — left by the destruction and reclamation of Detroit's neighborhoods.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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

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Yoriko Hirose CroninMIGRATION: PAPER, GRAPHITE & COLLAGE
Yoriko Hirose Cronin
Print maker and installation artist Yoriko Hirose Cronin has always been interested in birds: their calls, flight habits, and especially their migration patterns. She begins her work with an analysis of migration flight. Circles signify orbits, and solid dots are stars, constellations, and the moon in the night sky. Cronin received her BFA from U-M and MFA from Wayne State University.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Mary RousseauxFUSION & SEPARATION: MIXED MEDIA ON PANEL
Mary Rousseaux
Mary Rousseaux’s works appear to be flowing liquid that melds on the surface. The painting materials both fuse and separate, settling into forms that depict unions. Often deep within the dense surfaces are linear elements, which add a graceful and lyrical quality. “I am influenced by nature and the elemental battle fought for balance in the environment… Things that once held a simple position become more complex in the erosion,” says Rousseaux.  She maintains a large loft studio in an industrial building in Detroit, and her work is included in many private and corporate collections.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Kim KauffmanFLORILEGIUM: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Kim Kauffman

Lansing, Michigan artist Kim Kauffman shares her appreciation of the botanical world through photo collages of subjects from gardens. She finds her garden the perfect place to experience the natural world on a daily basis and believes that a connection with this world is critically important in our urban lives. She creates a surreal visual world based upon an exploration of light, color, texture and scale. These superbly sharp and sensuously soft images challenge us to reimagine our natural world.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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

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Susan Sutherland BarnesBACK HOME IN EARTH'S GARDEN: CLAY & FIBERS
Susan Sutherland Barnes

Susan Sutherland Barnes has been exploring patterns in nature and the combining of clay and fibers for over thirty years. Her early background, in painting and printmaking and later a BFA in fibers from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, has fostered a unique perspective on working with clay. In this recent body of work, she continues to follow her interest in the leaf as an iconic motif and incorporates these explorations in a new group of pieces combining round reed basketry and stoneware. Sutherland Barnes recently returned to her home state of Michigan after twenty years away and now maintains a clay and fibers studio in Paw Paw, Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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

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On display December 16, 2013-April 7, 2014

Kim KozlowskiLIGHTSCAPES: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Kim Kozlowski

Kim Kozlowski is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Novi, Michigan. Inspired by the natural beauty of the American West, this collection of images is a celebration of light in its many forms: from radiant sunrises to the soft magic of sunset, from light beams breaking through storm clouds to the diffused light of a forest. Kozlowski’s landscape photography is typically characterized by attention to light, color, composition and sharp detail. Her goal is to inspire others to seek out open spaces and new vistas in the natural world.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-April 7, 2014
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



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