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CURRENT EXHIBITS

On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010

ClarkBE QUIET! EXODUS & THE FLOOD: STORYTELLING SNOWFLAKES
Thomas L. Clark
Retired U-M physician Dr. Thomas L. Clark, a.k.a. Dr. Snowflake’s, annual exhibit of paper cuttings is back with new work! Each of these hand cut, exquisite designs are intricate works of art, yet as a group, they tell stories that encompass much more than the sum of their parts. In addition to their pictorial detail, the perfect symmetry of snowflake design contributes to the metaphorical meanings. This year’s exhibit contains the new series “Noah and the Flood” as well as a favorite from the past, “Exodus”, the story of Moses. Dr. Snowflake will give his annual workshop on snowflake making on Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the 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 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Yiu-HeungCHILD'S PLAY: PORCELAIN SCULPTURE
Yiu-Keung Lee

Yiu-Keung Lee uses the seemingly fragile medium of porcelain and various playthings as a springboard to express both a sense of his vulnerability as an artist and the fascination of being a father of three daughters. These moments of life in sculptural form are both serious and playful. Yiu-Keung’s work is a conglomeration of wheel-thrown forms, and extruded and hand-built pieces. His signature plumeria blossoms form a bridge to all these building blocks within his sculpture. Yiu-Keung began his study of ceramics in his native Hong Kong over two decades ago. He earned his MFA at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1995, and he now teaches and exhibits both nationally and internationally.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Ann Arbor Public SchoolsK-12 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Ann Arbor Public Schools

The Ann Arbor Public Schools’ art teachers are proud to present these student artworks in a variety of mediums. From elementary through high school, the art curriculum strives to develop creativity and art skills by using a wide variety of materials and techniques, as well as an introduction to the visual arts world. For students entering the 21st century workforce, visual arts teach vital modes of seeing, imagining, inventing and thinking. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


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CrowCOLOR & LIGHT: GOUACHE, CUT & PASTED PAPER
Peter Crow

Peter Crow grew up in a family of artists that made art everyday. He graduated from the U-M School of Art & Design with honors in 1976 with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. After receiving his MFA from Indiana University, Crow moved to New York and was supported on a grant that allowed him to focus on his work. During this time, inspired by different configurations of kelp on his studio walls, he developed a strong theme of overlapping gestural lines and areas of bold, contrasting colors. Also a school teacher, Crow’s explorations in color, light, time and the everyday landscapes of people that flow through our lives, speak to people of all ages of the thinking and pleasure of color and design.   
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


AndersenCLOSE TO THE LAND: OIL PAINTINGS
Mary E. Andersen

A native of Traverse City, Mary E. Andersen resides in Grand Rapids where she maintains a full time painting studio. Her passion for landscapes and botanical images, primarily from west and northwestern Michigan, reflects her agricultural heritage. Andersen is particularly intrigued by the rich color palette November presents, when the fading greens of summer give way to blues, violets, and burnt sienna, and the architecture of the trees becomes pronounced. Elizabeth Hinshaw Hall wrote of her work, “Working in layers of rich and luminous oils, [Andersen} captures the essence of a subject, giving the viewer a place to find quiet stillness.”
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


DusbiberFOLK ART WOOD CARVINGS
Marlene Dusbiber

Marlene Dusbiber has been a professional woodcarver since 1985, and works with her husband John in their reproduction timber frame saltbox house outside the village of Chelsea. Her works and home have been featured in Country Home, Country Living Gardener and Coastal Living magazines. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Marlene is constantly inspired by her country living to add new designs to her collection of folk art creations.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-February 8, 2010.
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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On display December 14, 2009-April 12, 2010

CravensTHE SISTERS: WORKS IN CLAY
Kristine Moryc Cravens

The arts have always been a deeply rooted part of Kristine Moryc Craven’s life, either through clothing construction and design, or painting and drawing. She ventured into work with clay as a way to further express her interest in clothing construction how things fit together. Quite a bit of Craven’s work is highly decorated, much like fabric. She likes to create art pieces that you can use in everyday life. A lot of Craven’s work is slab rolled and formed because she likes the ability to give her work personality through hand altering. She often wheel throws the basic shape and then sets out to transform that basic shape into something unique and one of a kind.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-April 12, 2010.
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


O'NealKATMANDU TO EVEREST: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Heather O’Neal

Local adventure tour guide Heather O'Neal regularly organizes and leads tours trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal. Her striking photographs with captions offer a virtual tour of what you might see and experience while hiking along the trail from Katmandu to Mount Everest base camp at 17,600 feet. Inspiring heights, unusual animals, glaciers and extreme sports enthusiasts are just a few of the things that you will encounter in her work.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1.
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 14, 2009-April 12, 2010.
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display February 15-April 12, 2010

MarkESSENTIAL OBSESSION: REDUCTION BLOCK PRINTS
Mary Mark
Mary Mark’s influences are manyfold. The skewed perspectives of Cézanne, the ringing color of Matisse, the expressive line quality of Baskin, the whimsy of Picasso and the determination of O’Keefe, all speak to Mark in her process. Her multilayered pieces combine the work of chemistry and engineering with aesthetics and design. As she makes her reduction lineoleum block prints, Mark works with unanticipated chemical reactions of layered ink, carves away negative space to leave positive space, and manipulates the mirror image to improve and transform her original thought into a piece of art.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 15-April 12, 2010

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


SappDOLL MAKER'S JOURNEY: FIBER & MIXED MEDIA
Michele Sapp

Michele Sapp is a self-taught doll maker from Detroit, Michigan who creates African inspired dolls from recycled bottles. Although the dolls make references to African nations, there is no direct association. Every doll is a one-of-a-kind creation dressed in colorful garb, accented with beads, shells, found objects, and other natural materials. The dolls have soft, fiber-filled heads that do not have facial features so that the observer can "see" the "inner beauty" of the piece and not be distracted by outward features.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 15-April 12, 2010

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


ZhaoCHINA: GLOBAL/LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHY
U-M Center for Chinese Studies Photography Contest Winners

Now in its fourth year, the Center for Chinese Studies’ annual photography contest reflects different perspectives of a changing world in which China plays a pivotal role. As Chinese influence — be it political, economic or cultural — reaches far and wide around the globe, what is considered local and what is thought to be global changes. This exhibit, comprised of the winners’ work, tells evocative and enduring stories about China now as it appears on the world stage.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 15-April 12, 2010

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


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NowakSILENT REPRESENTATIONS: CLAY, BEADS & WOOD
Margaret Nowak

Margaret Nowak, MSA, MEd., ATR-BC, is an artist, educator, and art therapist. As an artist she works with a wide range of mediums but especially enjoys working with clay and fibers. In teaching, her focus is on the use of art as a means for self-understanding, meditation, enjoyment, and healing. She is currently working as an art therapist at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, Complementary Therapies Program. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 15-April 12, 2010

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



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YeagerFLORA FLORA FLORA: ART QUILTS
Juanita G. Yeager

Altamonte Springs, Florida artist Juanita G. Yeager’s work is first and foremost about color. As a studio artist, Yeager has been working in the quilt format for over 20 years and is best known for her large scale, abstract flowers and her use of intense, saturated colors. Several pieces in this exhibit are constructed using contemporary versions of traditional quilt making techniques i.e., piecing and appliqué. The others were created by applying thickened dyes directly to whole cloth in a painterly way before quilting.    
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 15-April 12, 2010

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


JonesLETTING IMAGES UNWIND: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Alvey Jones

Alvey Jones’ series of deeply textured acrylic on canvas paintings have bold forms and saturated colors that explore both the idea of symmetry and the subtle ways that symmetry can be broken. The paint, often mixed with sand or grit, is applied with a combination of palette knives and model‑making syringes to create a thickly layered and intricately articulated surface. The themes are cosmic and reflect the artist's interest in science, astronomy, and astrophysics. Jones is a member and co‑owner of the WSG Gallery on Main Street in Ann Arbor, where he regularly exhibits his paintings, assemblages and artist books.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 15-April 12, 2010

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


BeltchenkoSTERLING LANDSCAPES: SCULPTURAL JEWELRY
Mark Beltchenko

Mark Beltchenko, who is known for his large scale steel and stone creations, has again integrated his jewelry designs into sculpture. When not being worn, this newly created series of sterling silver pins rest on a wedge of darkened steel to create an intriguing landscape of surreal metal forms. Each of the sculptures contains two sterling silver pins that can compliment a scarf, hat, purse or jacket. The fine craftsmanship and detailing of these unique fabrications speaks of Beltchenko’s versatility.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 15-April 12, 2010

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

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