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On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

Thomas L. ClarkSNOWFLAKE PAPER CUTTINGS
Dr. Thomas L. Clark
Snowflake master Dr. Thomas L. Clark delves into ancient symbolism in exquisite, hand-cut paper creations. 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 2 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 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Mary Ellen TaylorTEXTURES & PATTERNS: CERAMICS
Mary Ellen Taylor
The compositions in Mary Ellen Taylor’s abstract ceramic pieces touch on chaos but maintain clarity through positive and negative spaces, continuous and broken lines, and repeating colors. Her process begins with soft clay slabs that are formed over molds, cut into tiles and constructed into 3D shapes. Taylor creates textures and pattern on the forms from plastic mats, stamps, rollers and found objects that are impressed and then layered. She uses opaque and thinned applications of color for the glaze firing. Taylor, who is a retired art educator based in Toledo, Ohio, earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Toledo and a MFA from Bowling Green State University.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Margi WeirSNAP LINE ON DETROIT: INK ON RAG PAPER
Margi Weir
Margi Weir began making drawings of ink and ink wash about 10 years ago using a technique that she calls snap line. A snap line is the mark made by dipping cotton twine into liquid ink or diluted ink, pulling it tight and snapping it against the paper in an action similar to plucking a guitar string. Some of the drawings in this exhibition explore the technique itself, and some describe the terrain in New Mexico where she lived before she moved to Detroit in 2009 to join Wayne State University faculty. In the most recent drawings, Weir studies the skeletons of buildings in Detroit and explores her fascination with empty spaces — the terrain vagues — left by the destruction and reclamation of Detroit's neighborhoods.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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

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Yoriko Hirose CroninMIGRATION: PAPER, GRAPHITE & COLLAGE
Yoriko Hirose Cronin
Print maker and installation artist Yoriko Hirose Cronin has always been interested in birds: their calls, flight habits, and especially their migration patterns. She begins her work with an analysis of migration flight. Circles signify orbits, and solid dots are stars, constellations, and the moon in the night sky. Cronin received her BFA from U-M and MFA from Wayne State University.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Mary RousseauxFUSION & SEPARATION: MIXED MEDIA ON PANEL
Mary Rousseaux
Mary Rousseaux’s works appear to be flowing liquid that melds on the surface. The painting materials both fuse and separate, settling into forms that depict unions. Often deep within the dense surfaces are linear elements, which add a graceful and lyrical quality. “I am influenced by nature and the elemental battle fought for balance in the environment… Things that once held a simple position become more complex in the erosion,” says Rousseaux.  She maintains a large loft studio in an industrial building in Detroit, and her work is included in many private and corporate collections.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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


Kim KauffmanFLORILEGIUM: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Kim Kauffman

Lansing, Michigan artist Kim Kauffman shares her appreciation of the botanical world through photo collages of subjects from gardens. She finds her garden the perfect place to experience the natural world on a daily basis and believes that a connection with this world is critically important in our urban lives. She creates a surreal visual world based upon an exploration of light, color, texture and scale. These superbly sharp and sensuously soft images challenge us to reimagine our natural world.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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

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Susan Sutherland BarnesBACK HOME IN EARTH'S GARDEN: CLAY & FIBERS
Susan Sutherland Barnes

Susan Sutherland Barnes has been exploring patterns in nature and the combining of clay and fibers for over thirty years. Her early background, in painting and printmaking and later a BFA in fibers from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana, has fostered a unique perspective on working with clay. In this recent body of work, she continues to follow her interest in the leaf as an iconic motif and incorporates these explorations in a new group of pieces combining round reed basketry and stoneware. Sutherland Barnes recently returned to her home state of Michigan after twenty years away and now maintains a clay and fibers studio in Paw Paw, Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-February 3, 2014

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

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On display December 16, 2013-April 7, 2014

Kim KozlowskiLIGHTSCAPES: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Kim Kozlowski

Kim Kozlowski is a fine art and commercial photographer based in Novi, Michigan. Inspired by the natural beauty of the American West, this collection of images is a celebration of light in its many forms: from radiant sunrises to the soft magic of sunset, from light beams breaking through storm clouds to the diffused light of a forest. Kozlowski’s landscape photography is typically characterized by attention to light, color, composition and sharp detail. Her goal is to inspire others to seek out open spaces and new vistas in the natural world.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 16, 2013-April 7, 2014
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


On display April 15, 2013-August 11, 2014

Marvin LipofskyPAPERWEIGHTS & STUDIO GLASS
UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

The American studio glass movement started in 1962 with glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art. The workshops, taught by Harvey Littleton along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for working glass that made it possible for artists to work in independent studios. The studio glass movement quickly spread north to Michigan, and in 1982, a decision was made that studio glass would be the focus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn permanent art collection, which is housed at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. This exhibition is a portion of that collection, spotlighting studio glass art by major artists working in the medium, including Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky and Richard Ritter.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15, 2013-August 11, 2014
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display February 10-April 7, 2014

Joel ArmstrongON THE LINE: WIRE DRAWINGS
Joel Armstrong
Arkansas artist Joel Armstrong’s wire drawings and installation art offer audiences an extension of real life and an opportunity to connect with memories, feelings and stories. Ever since earning his MFA from Colorado State University, Armstrong has created wire drawings of everyday items that reflect the human experience. Having grown up on the Gulf Coast of Texas, Armstrong finishes off each piece with a rust metal patina in reference to his childhood. He says, “My aim is to make the audience feel at home and offer them time to absorb each piece and become a part of something special, something bigger.”
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 10-April 7, 2014

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


Michigan Silversmiths GuildMETALMORPHOSIS 2014
Michigan Metalsmiths Guild
This past year, the Michigan Silversmith Guild celebrated its 66th anniversary of serving the regional jewelry and metalsmithing community. The nonprofit guild’s 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 represents 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 10-April 7, 2014

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


James LounsburyMICHIGAN LANDSCAPES: OIL PAINTING
James Lounsbury
Ann Arbor resident Jim Lounsbury has been doing oil paintings of the Michigan landscape for more than 30 years. Urban, rural, cityscapes, seascapes, sunny skies, cloudy days, all seasons, he paints them all. His only desire is to do paintings that are dynamic and somehow express his wonder for the living world. Lounsbury has exhibited his work throughout the Midwest and Florida in art fairs and competitions where he has won numerous awards. He has also been a vendor at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market since 1990. Recently, he had one of his paintings published in Art of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, a collection of paintings of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 10-April 7, 2014

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

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Clay GalleryBEAUTY FROM THE EARTH: CERAMICS
Clay Gallery
Clay Gallery is an Ann Arbor cooperative gallery of eighteen locally-based functional and sculptural ceramic artists. Founded in 1984, Clay Gallery presents a diverse range of pottery, decorative tile and ceramic sculpture. This exhibit offers an array of stunning, one-of-a-kind handcrafted works from Clay Gallery artists, representing the dynamic expression of form, texture, color, representational and abstract composition, as well as utility. It also demonstrates a broad spectrum of the beauty that can be achieved with clay and its component materials.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 10-April 7, 2014

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


Jon Onye LockardREFLECTIONS, REMEMBRANCES & RECONSTRUCTION
Jon Onye Lockard
Jon Onye Lockard — painter, portraitist, muralist, educator and illustrator — has been an artist for over fifty years. Born in Detroit, Professor Lockard currently resides in Ann Arbor and is a senior lecturer at the U-M Department of Afroamerican & African Studies and Professor Emeritus at Washtenaw Community College. The very realistic images found in Lockard’s brilliant acrylics are centered on black history. Stories unfold as you view his detailed works, and as Lockard’s states, “everyone has a story to tell – make them hear you.” He makes a conscious effort to paint strong, positive images of African Americans often cloaked in African fabrics, symbols and signs. Lockard’s work is in private collections and museums throughout the country.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 10-April 7, 2014

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


Carol LucVESTIGES: OIL, WATERCOLOR & PASTEL PAINTING
Carol Luc

Growing up in Detroit, Chicago based artist Carol Luc witnessed firsthand the slow decline of many architectural structures, and the emptiness provoked her to reexamine how spaces narrate their story. “I use architectural elements to examine the interplay between light and shadow, form and structure, and explore the relationship between material substance and nothingness.” Luc has an MFA in painting from Northern Illinois University and an MA in painting from Wayne State University. She teaches undergraduate art courses at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and her work has been published extensively and is in several public collections.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 10-April 7, 2014

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

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Michele SappSOMETHING FOR THE SOUL: FIBER
Michele Sapp

Michele Sapp is a self-taught doll maker from Michigan who creates African inspired dolls from recycled bottles. These one-of-a-kind dolls are embellished with colorful fabrics, fibers, beads, shells and other materials. These figures are a tribute to both of her late grandmothers, women of strength, dignity, determination and love.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 10-April 7, 2014

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



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