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On display February 14-April 3, 2011

WylieMOMENTS IN MEDICINE: SILVER GELATIN PORTRAITS
J. Adrian Wylie
Since 2001, J. Adrian Wylie has photographed subjects for the Moments section of Medicine at Michigan, the magazine of the University of Michigan Medical School and Health System. This exhibit includes Wylie’s silver gelatin black and white portraits of medical students, residents or fellows, accompanied by descriptions, in each subject’s own words, of a specifically poignant or memorable moment experienced during their U-M education. Moments provides a thoughtful glimpse into the lives and perspectives of the remarkable group of men and women who represent medical education at Michigan. J. Adrian Wylie is an Ann Arbor based freelance photographer who uses older film cameras in creating his black and white portraits.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 14-April 3, 2011

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


BurgosFORM & FUNCTION: CERAMICS
Francesc Burgos
Barcelona born ceramist, designer and architect, Francesc Burgos currently makes one‑of‑a‑kind ceramic and mixed media sculptures for the home in his Ann Arbor studio. Some are functional, some purely contemplative, but they are always distinct and elegant. His playful yet robust ceramic work consists mostly of thin porcelain sculptures that are minimal but have intriguing forms in dynamic equilibrium. The organic abstractions evoke aspects of nature but also of geometry, architecture, music or language. They pack in energy like a haiku poem.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 14-April 3, 2011

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


KalinowskiFROM STUDY TO STUDIO: OILS & PASTELS
Six Women Painters

KalinowskiPainting en plein air – outdoors on location – is coming on strong in the Midwest. Right here in Michigan, we have Six Women Painters who pack up their equipment and go outside to work en plein air in West and Northern Michigan landscapes. Their two to three hour en plein air field studies quickly capture the essence of the chosen scene, providing information and often forming the foundation of larger studio paintings. This exhibit pairs small en plein air color studies with their larger studio counterparts. Artists in the group include Kathleen Kalinowski, Marianna Heule, Connie Kuhnle, Patti Mollema, Kathleen Putnam and Kay Tiedt. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 14-April 3, 2011

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


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MarshallGARDEN OF DELIGHTS: GLASS & STEEL SCULPTURE
Brent Marshall

Cleveland, Ohio artist and former horticulture student Brent Marshall has a keen interest in seeing nature for all of its beauty: simple and uncomplicated, peaceful and contemplative. Polishing some areas to a high gloss and giving others a softer, matte texture, Marshall opens views into the depths of the glass. The ambiguity of space created by these views can bring up interesting questions about the solid nature of things. His glass and steel sculptures depict floral designs, which are pleasing to the eye as well as to the soul.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 14-April 3, 2011

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


KellerFLOWERS: MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER
Martha Rock Keller

Martha Rock Keller views each brushstroke as a narrative with a beginning, middle and end that builds with other brushstrokes into the overall story of the work. Nature is her teacher, and she aims for flexibility and openness to new ways of sensing space and form. Keller feels that paintings that work almost paint themselves, imbuing her with a sense of freedom, a feeling of expansiveness and peaceful calm that is casual, reassuring and fully awake. She says, “After the exercise in seeing that painting gives me, the real world becomes ever more exciting and interesting – a visual paradise. Art is like a storage battery – an energy field that can recharge us for life.” 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 14-April 3, 2011

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


StokesREVISITED: PRINTMAKING & DRAWING
Emily Stokes

Ann Arbor artist Emily Stokes first studied printmaking at Wellesley College, and then at Arizona State University, where she earned her MFA in 2009. Using a combination of drawing and printmaking techniques, including stone lithography, intaglio, and screen printing, Stokes infuses her images of transitional landscapes, landmarks, and people with humor and imagination. Using her surroundings – both past and present ‑ as source material, Stokes always has a narrative in mind as she composes each image.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 14-April 3, 2011

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


MI Silversmiths GuildMETALS 2011: GROUP SHOW
Michigan Silversmiths Guild

Metals 2011 is a showcase of some of the top talent from university metal and jewelry programs from across the state of Michigan and Northern Ohio. This year’s students have been selected by the Michigan Silversmiths Guild from Bowling Green State University, Eastern Michigan University and College for Creative Studies. Michigan Silversmiths Guild has been going strong since its founding in 1948. Guild members include craft persons proficient in the fields of metalsmithing and jewelry making and serves to broaden the knowledge of its members’ craft and to facilitate communication with other metalsmiths. View the show online.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display February 14-April 3, 2011

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

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On display December 13, 2010-April 3, 2011

SavitSIMPLICITY OF FORM: TURNED WOOD
Robert Savit

Robert Savit is a Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. His decorative turned and carved vessels emphasize the beauty and simplicity of form. He is mostly self-taught, but he has studied with Ray Key, who has been turning wood for over 40 years. Savit's work is in many private collections in the United States and abroad.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-April 3, 2011
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


GasparskiREFLECTIONS IN WATERCOLOR
Barbara A. Gasparski

Barbara A. Gasparski's use of transparent watercolors emphasizes the realism of her paintings. Trained as a medical technologist, she used china painting as a source of recreation. With formal training, this early beginning in art evolved into works with oil painting, watercolor, pastel and colored pencil. A resident of Shelby Township, Michigan, she has been active as coordinator of the Shelby Township Art Fair for over twenty-five years and was instrumental in bringing together like-minded artists in the area to form the Shelby Township Fine Art Society.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display December 13, 2010-April 3, 2011
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display April 18-June 13, 2011

Mary Jane ErardNEW WORKS IN PASTEL
Mary Jane Erard
Mary Jane Erard is an award-winning pastel artist whose work has been juried into many exhibitions and has won over 35 awards in the past 10 years. She has had over 11 national and international solo shows and is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America and the Degas Pastel Society. Her works are mostly pastel paintings on black textured paper or sanded board employing a dark to light technique. One of her special strengths is a use of color and composition that gives the viewer a sense of movement in the painting. Erard’s works are usually rural landscapes and floral motifs from the US Midwest.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-June 13, 2011

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


Ariela SteifFIRE & FLUX: PAINTINGS IN ENCAUSTIC
Ariela Steif
Sculptor and painter Ariela Steif is a U-M alumna with a B.A. in History of Art. Her work gathers fragmented and layered imagery that negotiates the edges where boundaries meet and break. These ever-shifting forms are always unfinished and are simultaneously living and dying. This series of paintings is done in encaustic, an ancient process of pigmented beeswax and resin that is applied molten and then burned in with a blowtorch to fuse each layer to the one beneath it. Ariela lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-June 13, 2011

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


Michigan Quilt Artist InvitationalTHE ART OF NATURE: ART QUILTS
Michigan Quilt Artists Invitational

This is the 13th annual Michigan Quilt Artist Invitational exhibit at UMHS. Curators Mary Andrews of Grand Blanc and Marty Calhoun of Flint Township invited Michigan quilt makers to explore the wonder and beauty of nature. In The Art of Nature, you can experience the seasons, bodies of water, forests of trees and leaves, plants, animals and bugs. Many of them are made from recycled materials and express concern for our wonderful planet earth.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-June 13, 2011

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

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Nora GreenTHE TIE THAT BINDS: BOOK ARTS GROUP SHOW
U-M School of Art & Design students

In this exhibit, U-M Book Arts instructor Barbara Brown has collected a body of work by her students which explores contemporary bookmaking as an art form. Within the contemporary book arts movement there is richness and inspiration to be found in the form of alternative bindings. Within this genre, one might be surprised at combinations of media which have been incorporated to create these pieces — perhaps causing the viewer to question the idea of “book”. Included in the show are artists Brooke Adams, Brianne Burgoon, Jaclyn Benninger, Abigail Bennett, Kassandra Carter, Gabriela Cegelis,  Alyssa Chambo, Hye Yeon Cho, Jazmine Clark, Kathleen Eberts, Meghan Forbes, Nora Green, Haley Hoard, Kimberley Karcz, Minji Lee, Kaitline Marek, Anita Sidler and Laura Thompson.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-June 13, 2011

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


Myra KlarmanRE.FRESH: ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Myra Klarman

Re.Fresh, an exhibit of Myra Klarman's most dramatic images in large scale taken during the 2008 Ann Arbor Summer Festival season, gives us the chance to experience (or re-experience) these peak moments. Klarman is a portrait photographer who lives and works in Ann Arbor, and has been the official photographer for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival since 2006. "These images are my love letter to everyone who is involved with making the festival happen, and to the community who enjoys it as much as I do," says Klarman.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-June 13, 2011

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


Harry SargousMUSICALLY INFLUENCED COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Harry Sargous

Harry Sargous is a musician and photographer living in Ann Arbor. He was a professor of music (oboe) at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance for almost 20 years. His photographs have always been musically influenced. For several decades he worked in black and white both in silver and platinum, and now he works in color in the digital medium. Elegance of line and form has always been important to his work, and now with high dynamic range imaging, he explores this elegance in added dimensions.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-June 13, 2011

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


Valerie MannEVENING BAGS FOR THE MIDWESTERN WOMAN
Valerie Mann

Saline-based artist Valerie Mann works in a variety of media, using her background in painting, sculpture and printmaking to build her pieces. Her farming background and love of the outdoors inform her choices of materials and ignite her ideas. The Evening Bags for the Midwestern Woman series of mixed media sculptures was initially inspired by vintage handbags but soon became a fun avenue to explore ideas about women and the fashion world at large with a sense of humor and flavor of the Midwest.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-June 13, 2011

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

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On display April 18-August 15, 2011

Norma Penchansky-GlasserMOMENTS IN MOTION: BRONZE SCULPTURE
Norma Penchansky-Glasser

Dance has been a continual inspiration for Norma Penchansky-Glasser. In bronze sculpture, she explores the gestural quality of a single moment in the continuous movement of a dancer. The subtle variations in position and movement that the figure finds, both in rehearsal and performance, have inspired her to freeze a moment and capture not only the stress and strain, but also the relaxation of the human form in dance.  These transitory moments are what she strives to realize in her sculpture.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-August 15, 2011
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


E. Brooks HinermanTHE BLOOMS OF MATTHAEI: ART QUILTS & PHOTOGRAPHY
E. Brooks Hinerman

E. Brooks Hinerman's floral art quilts are a combination of her experience with making art quilts and her love of nature photography. She uses her floral photographs as patterns for her art quilts, and the results exhibit both naturalness and grace. All of the photographs used as patterns in this exhibit were taken at the U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor. Hinerman is based in Saline, Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 18-August 15, 2011
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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