GIFTS OF ART HOME

Programs Exhibits Performances
& Events
Make a Gift
UMHS HOME

Current & Upcoming Exhibits
 

CURRENT EXHIBITS

On display December 17, 2012-February 4, 2013

Dr. Thomas L. ClarkGARDEN OF INFANCY & TREE OF LIFE: SNOWFLAKE PAPER CUTTINGS
Dr. Thomas L. Clark
Did you know that the Garden of Eden is also the Garden of Infancy? That the tree of life is also the life giving womb? In new work illuminating familiar favorites, snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark delves into the biological significance of ancient symbolism in exquisite, hand-cut paper creations. Clark’s snowflake of the tree of knowledge explores the biological origins of good and evil, shedding new light on the curves of the serpent. 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 3, 2012 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 17, 2012-February 4, 2013

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


Marcia PolenbergTHE BIRTHDAY PARTY: CERAMIC SCULPTURE
Marcia Polenberg
Marcia Polenberg is an award winning artist whose figurative and architectonic sculptural ceramics, drawings and paintings have been exhibited widely across the US and locally at WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center and the Clay Gallery. Born in New York City, Polenberg received a BA from CUNY Brooklyn College and an MFA from U-M. She has taught art at U-M, the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and UM-Flint, among others. Polenberg’s work is in collections in the US, England, France, Canada and Australia. This exhibit rejoices in childrens’ birthday parties! Along with celebrating the special birthday child, there is delight in the festive decorations, the birthday cake, the friends, and even the unexpected.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
TEMPORARY LOCATION CHANGE TO: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 17, 2012-February 4, 2013

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


Ryan SteinK-12 STUDENT GROUP SHOW
Saline Area Schools

This exhibit celebrates the emerging artistry of students from Saline public schools. Saline Area Schools are strong in visual education, and students learn and participate in a wide range of media and processes throughout grade school. Every student develops an understanding of production, criticism, history, and aesthetics within the visual arts. In this exhibition, work from young people in grades K-12 will be displayed in both 2-D and 3-D galleries. The students explore themes as presented by eight different teachers in a variety of mediums, from drawing and painting to ceramics and sculpture, are included in this exhibit.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 17, 2012-February 4, 2013

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

Top of page

Alli BermanBRAIN FITNESS PUZZLE ART: INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION
Alli Berman

New York artist Alli Berman had a CVA (stroke) years ago. She experimented in her studio and came up with art that is viewable, touchable, and movable and incorporates a therapeutic art concept. Berman now creates exciting colorful interactive art installations to help people of all ages and abilities develop stronger, faster cognitive function as they enjoy her relaxing sensory experience. Neuroscientists and therapists use PuzzleArt in 15 countries and agree: it’s secret fun therapy for developing neural plasticity. It’s PuzzleArt like no puzzle you’ve ever done before. Watch this video or visit PuzzleArtTherapy.com to learn more. A workshop by the artist will be held in the gallery on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 pm.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 17, 2012-February 4, 2013

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


Karin L. BodycombeLANDSCAPE FORMS: PAINTING RETROSPECTIVE
Karin L. Bodycombe
A U-M graduate from the School of Art & Design in 1949, Karin L. Bodycombe forged new territory in the arts. Working to pave the way for others, she studied at Wayne State University and earned a degree in Art Education in 1952, later inspiring many student artists. Creating in watercolor, gouache, pen, acrylics and oils, Bodycombe said of her work, “I paint landscape compositions reducing them to the basic areas or forms of the subject resembling the environment only through the tiles. Brush strokes express my feelings.” Bodycombe has won many national awards and has exhibited her work in solo shows in Michigan and beyond. The Kerrytown Concert House is also hosting an exhibition of Bodycombe's work Jan. 4-Feb. 3, 2013.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 17, 2012-February 4, 2013

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


Mari OgiharaINSIDE & OUT: FRAGMENTS & NARRATIVES IN CLAY
Mari Ogihara

Mari Ogihara uses clay as a medium for its close resemblance to skin. Her ceramic sculptures create tension and unity between raw and ornamented surfaces and illicit feelings of sensuality and serenity. After receiving a BFA in ceramics from U-M in 2003, Ogihara went on to study in Kyoto, Japan to experience ceramics in her native country. Upon her return she attended Temple University of Philadelphia to receive her MFA in 2006. She is the recipient of several grants & awards including the NICHE award in 2011, and has completed ceramic residencies in the US, France and Brazil. She currently maintains a studio practice at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, New York.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 17, 2012-January 29, 2013

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

Top of page


On display December 17, 2012-April 8, 2013

Motawi TileworksCHARLEY HARPER BY MOTAWI: CERAMIC ART TILE
Motawi Tileworks

This exhibit features Motawi’s new collection of tiles based on the work of beloved wildlife artist Charley Harper (1922-2007). Harper’s work is modern, sophisticated and completely charming. His minimal graphic style lends itself perfectly to Motawi’s cuenca tile making technique. Nawal Motawi graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Fine Art. In 1992, she founded Motawi Tileworks in a garage studio. Today, Nawal employs more than 30 people and sells tile through hundreds of retailers around the county. In addition to this exhibit of newly released tiles, the University Hospital has Motawi tile murals in the east and west Patient Elevator Lobbies on floors 1-8.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 17, 2012-April 8, 2013
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Charles St. Charles IIIHIDDEN GLIMPSES OF NATURE: PHOTOGRAPHY
Charles St. Charles III

The photography of Charles St. Charles reveals hidden glimpses of nature that few people have witnessed or are even aware exist. His work covers a vast spectrum, from the scale of very small while recording light passing through the natural lens of miniscule dew drops, to the scale of the very large while recording fields of daisies and fields of stars in the same image. The briefest moments of kissing and cavorting fox kits are frozen in time, while extraordinary long exposures taken during the night expose brilliant fall foliage surrounded by moving mist. Charles’ unmanipulated images all point to the same conclusion – it is a phenomenal world that we live in. View all of the photographs in the exhibition, with hidden things to find.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 17, 2012-April 8, 2013
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Top of page


UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display February 11-April 8, 2013

Marco MancinelliPRECIOUS PEOPLE: BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
Marco Mancinelli
Over the past 30 years, Marco Mancinelli has evolved in his craft, combining the skills of a photojournalist, the heart of a humanitarian, and the eye of a documentary filmmaker and fine artist. Whether photographing celebrities, social events or creating sensitive portraits, Mancinelli’s eye for the heart of his subjects makes his work matchless in the world of photography. Former photographer for LIFE Magazine and the Detroit Opera House, Mancinelli was awarded Michigan Photographer of the Year and Detroit Photographer of the Year four times. He currently travels the world for organizations, corporations, publications and private clients.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 11-April 8, 2013

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


Michigan Silversmiths GuildMETALMORPHOSIS 2013: JEWELRY & METALWORK GROUP SHOW
Michigan Silversmiths Guild
This past year, the Michigan Silversmith Guild celebrated its 65th anniversary of serving the regional jewelry and metalsmithing community. Its lectures, workshops, exhibitions and other events serve the goal of broadening the knowledge of its members’ craft and facilitating communication with other metalsmiths. This exhibition is a contemporary survey of work from a select group of teachers and their students. They are from art centers, workshops and home classrooms found in Michigan, Northern Ohio and Indiana.  Work on display presents both faculty and student work and highlights the opportunities found in nearby regions in continuing arts education.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 11-April 8, 2013

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


Judith JacobsOFF THE WALLS: DIGITAL PIGMENT INK PRINTS
Judith Jacobs

Judith Engel Jacobs, an Ann Arbor native and U-M School of Art & Design graduate, has exhibited her drawings, collages and monotypes for over 45 years locally, regionally and nationally. Always interested in the worn surfaces and graffiti of city walls, she transitioned to digital printmaking in 1999. In her recent series, Wall Portraits, she creates imaginary walls onscreen using Photoshop layers made from her photos and scans of various materials including her own paper and paste collages. After further manipulation, the image is printed on a digital fine art printer using archival (pigment-based) inks and paper.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 11-April 8, 2013

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

Top of page

April WagnerBLOWN AWAY: EPIPHANY STUDIOS GLASS
April Wagner

A glassmaker from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, April Wagner creates beautiful hand-blown glass at her studio – epiphany studios in Pontiac, Michigan. Wagner has been working with molten glass since 1993, and she creates each piece by hand working at a 2000°F furnace. Whether functional or decorative, the distinctive look of Wagner’s work comes from her unusual combination of traditional Venetian glassmaking techniques and the unique methods she has developed over the years. Wagner’s work has been commissioned for many prominent public and private collections including GM, Pfizer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Vladimir Putin, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 11-April 8, 2013

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


Mary HatchWEDDING BOOK: OIL ON LINEN
Mary Hatch
Figurative artist Mary Hatch studied fine arts at Skidmore College in New York State and then earned a BA in Art Education and an MA in painting from Western Michigan University. She now works in her studio in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hatch’s work is included in over 300 public and private collections in the US and Canada with an exhibition record of more than 30 one-person shows in as many years. Hatch continues to explore the fascinating and ever changing world we inhabit today, our customs and rituals that hold to the past while progressing uncertainly toward the future. Her ongoing series Wedding Book suggests this in-between state which is always the present.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 11-April 8, 2013

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


Linda StephenFOLDING IN COLOR: ORIGAMI LANDSCAPES
Linda Stephen

Linda Stephen’s original origami bas relief landscapes incorporate elements of the Japanese textile arts of origami (paper folding), oshi-e (paintings from quilted silk scraps) and chigiri-e (painting with paper). Stephen is originally from Big Rapids, Michigan, but she lived and worked in Japan as a teacher and translator for seven years. Seeing origami as a metaphor for hope, she is inspired by nature – from the bustle of farmers markets, to cranes circling a snowy corn field, to children skipping in the rain. Linda Stephen’s origami art landscapes are part of public and private collections across the U.S. and Japan, from the JW Marriott Grand Rapids’ Sister City Collection to the City Hall in Omihachiman, Japan. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 11-April 8, 2013

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


Mary CodyCELEBRATIONS OF CONFETTI: BEAD WOVEN JEWELRY
Mary Cody

Michigan artist Mary Cody designs colorful jewelry with a subtle message meant to inspire creativity and hope. Speck size 24 kt gold, palladium and glass beads are freely combined in her original weavings. She "picks up the pieces," a look that came by accident after costly beads scattered across the floor. Cody sees her work as representing the lessons in our lives – the unforeseen events often prior to beautiful blessings. Her work has been accepted in fine art shows from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Bellevue, Washington and has been described as miniature works of stained glass. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 11-April 8, 2013

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

Top of page


Facebook Gifts of Art    
Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibit Schedule Card (pdf)

Past Exhibits

Current Performances





 
 

U-M Medical School
| Hospitals & Health Centers | U-M | TEXT-ONLY

University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive  Ann Arbor, MI 48109   734-936-4000
(c) copyright Regents of the University of Michigan
Template developed & maintained by: Public Relations & Marketing Communications
Contact UMHS

 
The University of Michigan Health System web site does not provide specific medical advice and does not endorse any medical or professional service obtained through information provided on this site or any links to this site.
Complete disclaimer and Privacy Statement

UMHS HOME

Health Topics A-Z

For Patients & Families

For Health Professionals

Search Tools & Index