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On display December 18 - February 14, 2007

A Blizzard for the Bard: Snowflake Paper Cuttings
by Thomas L. Clark
Exquisite symmetrical snowflakes made from detailed paper cuttings are Dr. Clark's Snow flakeswell-known trademark. This show contains pieces exploring the deep themes found in two of Shakespeare's sonnets, but in Dr. Clark's characteristic playful and exploratory style. The seasonal favorite, The Twelve Days of Christmas will also be on display. Dr. Clark (a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake) will give his annual workshop on snowflake making on January 4, 2007 from12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Taubman Clinic Lobby, Floor 1.
Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Messenger Ravens: Scavenger Art
Found Objects and Carved Wood by Mark Orr
This exhibit presents Mark Orr's latest body of work of purely sculptural non-functional art. His pieces involve wood carving and assemblage with vintage found objects. The ravens in his work are a metaphor for a spiritual journey. The vintage found objects are used as symbolic icons: old skeleton keys for instance represent the opening of doors and the welcoming of positive change into our lives.
Taubman Lobby, North display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sueños y Salud (Dreams and Health): A Global Perspective
Photography as an Expression of Student Humanitarian Work by Global REACH Student Alliance - University of Michigan Medical School
This exhibit presents student photography during humanitarian missions abroad which explore international health issues in underserved communities. The moving images were taken by first and second year medical students from Global REACH Student Alliance of the University of Michigan Medical School. The photography represents four different humanitarian projects to Guatemala, Ecuador, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Students offer free health clinics, tutor children, teach nutrition classes, build facilities for the community, and implement social and public health programs. The goal of this educational exchange is to improve the health and education of these communities, while fostering global communication, awareness, and social responsibility among future physicians. The exhibit is in collaboration with UM Medical School's Global REACH program and has been curated by the Gifts of Art program at the University of Michigan Health System.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Clay Gallery Group Show from the Clay Gallery
The Clay Gallery is an Ann Arbor cooperative exhibiting the beautiful, skillfully-crafted, and unique work of 20 local artists. Founded in 1984, the Clay Gallery presents a diverse range of functional pottery, decorative tile, and ceramic sculpture. This exhibit offers an array of stunning, one-of-a-kind handcrafted works from Clay Gallery artists.
Taubman Lobby, South display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Fabric Paintings
by Chris Roberts-Antieau
To create her witty fabric paintings, Chris Roberts-Antieau hunts through old five-and-dimes and tiny country quilt shops to collect a palette of fabrics: linens, flannels, cottons, calicos, even velvet. Back in her studio in the Michigan woodlands, she cuts her designs freehand, then uses the sewing machine as a drawing tool to define the borders of her figures with a beautiful, almost invisible satin-stich. She finishes her pieces with hand-embroidery work, and frames the finished art behind glass in hand-painted frames.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Mixed-Media Collaborative Sculpture
by L. Chamberlain and L. Monigold
Chamberlain and Monigold focus on figurative form in the designing of their found object assemblages. Their pieces evoke conceptual references to the human form, nature, botanical themes, mechanical constructions, and early childhood. Explorations of humankind and our relationship to the environment is examined with these micro spaces.
University Hospital Main Lobby display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Audubon Watercolors by Catherine McClung
Catherine McClung's brilliant watercolor paintings of birds and flowers in their natural habitat brighten the day. Many of the paintings in this exhibit are illustrations for the recently published children's book, The Far-Flung Adventures of Homer the Hummer. McClung's artwork has earned her many awards and tributes, including recognition by Ducks Unlimited and other conservation groups. Her painting of indigo buntings and wild blackberries can be seen on the cover of the Michigan Breeding Bird Atlas.
University Hospital Main Corridor, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

On Display December 18, 2006 - April 18, 2007

Clay Works by Margaret Nowak & Donna Williams
Margaret Novak is an artist, educator, and art therapist. As an artist, she works mainly with clay. Much of her current work is inspired by nature and the divine feminine. The sculptural vessels created by Donna Williams present a juxtaposition between earth and water. Williams received her MFA in painting from Eastern Michigan University, turning to ceramics about 12 years ago. Her painting background is expressed in the treatment of clay as both surface and three dimensional object.
Cancer Center Main Lobby display cases, Floor B2.
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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