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On display December 15-February 9, 2009
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

MYSTICAL SNOWFLAKES: THE TAROT & MORE
Dr. Thomas L. Clark

Snowflake master Thomas L. Clark weaves ancient wisdoms into his exquisite creations. In this exhibit, Clark’s symmetrical paper cuttings illustrate the Major Arcana of the Tarot, each of which represents an archetypal personality or concept as well as a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Clark’s detailed and exquisitely cut pictorial snowflake interpretations were inspired by the Rider-Waite and Marseilles card decks. This exhibit also includes the Snowflake Zodiac and selections from another mystical series, Tree in the Garden.  Dr. Clark, a.k.a. Doctor Snowflake, a retired U-M physician, has had exhibits of his snowflakes at the University Hospital since 1987. Dr. Clark will give his free annual workshop on snowflake making on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Taubman North Gallery, Floor 1. If planning to attend the workshop, please bring scissors. 
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


WIND-UP TOY ROBOTS
Elaine Reed Collection

Ann Arbor Therapeutic Artist Elaine Reed LOVES toy robots! She has been collecting toy robots made out of tin, especially wind-up ones, as well as other space-aged stuff for more than 30 years. She has over 100 toy robots from all over the world in her collection, and she is always looking for more. They all have different shapes, colors and parts, and many seem to have their own distinct personalities. Reed’s collection is a passion and an obsession for her now, and lately robots have been showing up in her own artwork. Some may remember her large-scale robot on exhibit in the Taubman South Gallery during the summer of 2008. 
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


K-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 2D and 3D galleries. The students explore themes as presented by nine different teachers from thirteen grades. All variety of mediums from drawing and painting to ceramics and sculpture are included in this exhibit.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


COLORS OF MICHIGAN: OIL & WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS
Marcia Selley

Grand Blanc artist Marcia Selley is an avid nature enthusiast who loves trying to recapture some of the most beautiful places she’s been – mostly right outside her door in Michigan. Her goal is to express a feeling of being in an ordinary place that has extraordinary beauty and color. Selley's paintings are vivid representations of the beauty of the seasons; she pushes herself to create a seemingly endless variety of color as seen in life. She likes to seek out small specimens of untouched pieces of the environment and translate them into a variety of brushstroke patterns made by design and happenstance. Marcia is a graduate of Western Michigan University and a former high school art instructor. 
University Hospital Main Lobby Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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ART DOLLS
Rosie M. Chapman

Storyteller, doll artist, mixed media artist, therapist, and drama/speech coach Rosie M. Chapman has been creating art dolls for fourteen years, and she has been sewing since she was a child. Her sculpted dolls usually begin with a dream.  Materials such as found objects, fibers, beadwork and paint, just to name a few, help give form to her insights.  Her creations began with her own art therapy after cancer surgery and during months of post traumatic stress disorder. Now they serve as inspiration for others.  Chapman has a Masters of Social Work from U-M, and she is in her last year of the Master of Education in Art Education, Concentration in Art Therapy program atWayne State. Chapman brings her expertise and artistic approach to her social work with students in the Utica Community Schools.
University Hospital Main Lobby Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATIONS: HISTORIC PIGMENTS ON PARCHMENT
Randy Asplund

Ann Arbor artist Randy Asplund has embraced the art of the medieval book, appreciating this art form as a vehicle for the passage of great works of science, philosophy and literature – indeed the cultural and historical roots of Western Culture. Using the same materials and techniques that were used by book artists during the Middle Ages and Renaissance periods, he creates new works. He makes his own tools from wood, bone, ceramic and metals; harvests plant and animal materials, stone and earth; and he uses medieval chemical science to make the colors and inks found on the pages. A cum laude graduate of the U-M School of Art & Design, Randy works as a teacher as well as a painter and illustrator in the science fiction, history and fantasy genres.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


CELL-A-BRATE: MEDICAL PAINTINGS ON SILK
Dr. Nancy Tilson-Mallett

Fabric artist Dr. Nancy Tilson-Mallett lives and works in Cape Cod. Being a practicing physician in addition to a studio artist, Nancy Tilson-Mallet experiences the full spectrum of human emotion through her patients. Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is her area, and she works as a Hospitalist at Falmouth Hospital in Massachusetts. At home in her studio, she enjoys interpreting medical/biological images into silk paintings, with whimsical to serene to shocking effects. Her work has been displayed in a number of medical centers, churches, and government buildings, in addition to features in professional journals and newspapers. She also conducts workshops for cancer survivors to create healing images of peace and beauty for their journey. 
Comprehensive Cancer Center Main Lobby Gallery, Level B2.
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


PARIS, IN QUOTES: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Sandy Schopbach

When she is not in Ann Arbor, you can usually find Sandy Schopbach in Montmartre, France. Working there as a translator, interpreter, tour guide and freelance journalist, she also finds time to take photographs and publish books, including children’s books. She also has a one woman show entitled, France: Moments out of Time. Images from her book, Paris in Quotes, with photos illustrating quotes about the City of Light, are featured in this exhibit.
Comprehensive Cancer Center, West Gallery, Level 1. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


ANN ARBOR CLOSE UP: PHOTOGRAPHY
Pat O'Malley

Pat O’Malley is a Detroit native whose work spans more than six decades. His first photographs were taken with an Argus C3 on the streets of 1940’s Detroit. Mr. O’Malley’s work consistently represents the substance and realism of modern cities and has been featured in the Detroit Institute of Art’s Michigan Artists Exposition and the Best of Photography Annual 1998 and 2001 editions. Several of his photographs are part of the permanent collection of the DIA. 
Comprehensive Cancer Center, East Gallery, Level 1. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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