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On display December 17, 2007-February 13, 2008
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

by Thomas L. Clark

Visual storytelling with exquisite symmetrical snowflakes is Dr. Clark’s well-known trademark. Dr. Clark, a retired U-M physician a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, has had exhibits of his unique and detailed pictorial papercuttings at the University Hospital since 1987. This year’s exhibit contains new work interpreting the theme of the 'Seven Ages of Man' found in Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It, as well as a favorite from the past, The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson. Dr. Clark will give his annual workshop on snowflake making on Thursday, January 3, 2008 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Taubman Clinic Lobby, Floor 1. If planning to attend the workshop, please bring scissors. 
Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Student Show by Wayne State University Metalsmiths

The Metalsmithing Department at WSU is abundant with talent. Sarah Burgess, instructor of advanced metalsmithing, presents this show containing 3-5 pieces from each of her students. Some of the work is wearable, and some of the pieces are small scale sculptural objects. In this exhibition, the artists involved offer no comment, but instead humbly ask for the viewer’s. Each object, each case full of objects and the entire room of artwork contains meaning: about us, our culture, our science and our world. Please leave a comment or two in the ledgers provided and participate in the making of meaning. 
Taubman Lobby, North display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

by Ann Arbor Women Artists
This annual juried exhibition features a variety of 2D mediums from watercolor and oil painting to photography. Ann Arbor Women Artists is a non-profit organization of approximately 230 women and men who range from beginning to professional artists. The organization was founded in 1951 as a volunteer and study group. It is still run as a volunteer organization with the purpose to stimulate creative expression and sharing among its members. 
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

by Gwen Fedor

Although Gwen has only a small amount of Native American heritage, she has a deep and enduring love of the Sioux style of beadwork. Much of her inspiration comes from the quote, “A good Sioux woman can bead anything that will hold still long enough” —unknown Sioux woman. Fedor uses very small glass beads sewn by hand onto tanned deer hide. In addition to traditional items, she will often use antique items, i.e. shoes, umbrellas and even baseball gloves, which become canvases for her beadwork. Her work has received many honors and awards and is sold at shows and galleries across the country.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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by Randy Walker

“Everything has a story to tell.  If true, then certainly pears do.” — Paul Mergen. This is Walker’s inspiration for the series, A Study in Stages, where the viewer can find a private and intimate world with the subject. Walker notes that, “Our imagination has the ability to create a human analogy with objects.” His large scale pastel paintings of pears can be described as a contemporary version of an 'old world' rendering style. Walker has worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, art director, creative director and art instructor in Kalamazoo, Chicago, and San Francisco.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

by Pedra Chaffers

Pedra chaffers is a graduate of Ann Arbor Pioneer High School and the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. Ms. Chaffers currently lives on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she teaches elementary and middle school art at the Good Hope School. Her work with glass beads on canvas reflects a deep interest in the arts of West Africa and Caribbean masquerade traditions.  
University Hospital Main Lobby display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

by Joanne Porter

Local artist and floral painter Joanne Porter prefers to work from fresh flowers rather than from photographs. When she starts a painting, she imagines a slight breeze gently moving the petals. Then she tries to capture that movement in her composition. Using many layers of color, her intent is to convey the delicate feel of the flowers as well as their richness of coloration.
University Hospital Main Corridor, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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On display December 17, 2007-April 16, 2008

from the collection of Lisa Mitchell-Yellin

Lisa Mitchell-Yellin has always loved dolls. Her doll collection began when she traveled with her family throughout Europe one summer; she wanted to bring home a souvenir from each country she visited and decided that a doll was the perfect solution. Over the course of the last 40 years or so, the collection has grown to include dolls from all over the world, including the United States. Now, Mitchell-Yellin is no longer the only person that adds to the collection. The only criteria governing the collection is that the doll be handmade (preferably fabricated from local material), unique, and that it “speaks to the viewer.” 
Cancer Center Main Lobby display cases, Floor B2. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Color Photography courtesy of the Creative Center, NYC

Originally engaged in looking inward, this group of photographers intimately and explicitly explore and document their lives as cancer survivors. The group grew out of the project Still Life, funded by a grant from the Lance Armstrong Foundation and facilitated by the Creative Center in New York City, which produced a group show and a book. Shifting their focus from the intrapersonal terrain, for this exhibit, the group focuses outwards to the archetypal cycle of all life, the four seasons. Documenting moments expressing the essential spirit of each of the four seasons, these images invite participation in celebration of the cycle of life. 
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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