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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.

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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.

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On display December 17, 2012-April 7, 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 7, 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.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display April 15-June 10, 2013

Joanne LeonardNEWSPAPER DIARY: PHOTOGRAPHY
Joanne Leonard
For Joanne Leonard, preserving newspaper clippings is something of an urgent task since future generations may know only digital versions of these fragile pages of newspaper.  Through the juxtaposition of news images and images in books, Leonard creates a conversation in her photographs between present and past. The pictures she makes, sometimes witty, often poignant, are a form of diary; they reflect her daily observations as she reads the newspaper over morning coffee. Leonard’s work has been widely exhibited and published, including exhibition in the San Francisco Museum of Art’s Women of Photography, and publication in Janson’s History of Art, Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, and the Time-Life Library of Photography.  She is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at U-M.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-June 10, 2013

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


Book Arts StudentsCOVERED: A COLLECTION OF ARTIST'S BOOKS
U-M Book Arts Students
When viewing contemporary artist’s books, we find alternative bindings and printing methods that often change the form of the traditional codex by altering type or image, shape or structure. For this exhibit, U-M Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Book Arts Instructor, Barbara Brown, has collected a body of work created by her students who have spent the 2013 winter semester exploring contemporary books and making books as art objects. The following students have work in the show: Ashley Allis, Jessica Costantini, Caili Dalian, Nancy Huynh, Rachel Junker, Janice Lee, Minji Lee, Nina Levin, Corinn Lewis, Rosie Liao, Lyz Luidens, Erica Neuman, Megan Reina, Anna Schulte, Amanda Stimac, Haley Tanasijevich, Diane Thach and Leah Whiteman.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-June 10, 2013

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


Athena Art SocietyVISIONS OF SERENITY: MULTI MEDIA GROUP SHOW
Athena Art Society

One of the oldest women's professional art organizations in the country, the Athena Art Society began in 1903 at the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio to assist and encourage women in all branches of the fine arts. Athena provides local art awards and scholarships Athena Art Societyfor women, and it stimulates local community participation through leadership and partnerships with other art organizations. Their calming representational and abstract images, landscape scenes, and figures evoke memories and feelings, reflecting Visions of Serenity. Members work in all media, including: painting, drawing, pastel, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass and fiber art.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-June 10, 2013

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

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Adrienne KaplanPURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Adrienne Kaplan
Ann Arbor based Adrienne Kaplan explores the American search for happiness by choosing a day at the beach. Her goal is to transmit this search and achievement through the interplay of the paint and the subject. Her works are semi-representational acrylic paintings on canvas. Kaplan earned her BFA in Studio Art & History from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and her MFA in Printmaking from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is represented by WSG gallery in Ann Arbor, where she is an active partner and has exhibited her work continuously since 2005.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-June 10, 2013

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


Casey BlanchardBEHIND THE VEIL: MONOPRINT & MIXED MEDIA
Casey Blanchard

Casey Blanchard is a monoprint and mixed media artist living in Vermont. During her travels, Blanchard considers no found object too grand or insignificant for expression in the printing medium. She finds the process of monoprinting to be engaging, fluid, unpredictable and fun. It is the mysteries behind the frayed veil, the torn edge and the unspoken word that intrigue her. Blanchard hopes to wake up the viewer’s perception, encouraging in them reflection, exploration and a connection to meaning. She uses organic materials in her artwork to help draw people to their natural, healthy and whole state. Blanchard has been involved in arts in healthcare both nationally and internationally.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-June 10, 2013

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

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Missy OrgeBIRDPANTS: MIXED MEDIA
Missy Orge

Missy Orge creates work that is evocative of scientific curiosities and mounted butterflies, with a humor that sneaks up and inspires a much closer look. Her current work focuses on birdpants  ̶  tiny, ornithologically correct pants that “could be for backyard visitors who are either fashion-forward or simply chilly in the Michigan winter.” She employs traditional craftwork such as quilting, embroidery and beading to produce highly detailed  ̶  and decidedly non-traditional  ̶  confections that encourage the viewer to consider the possibilities of enticing a chickadee to don a pair of slacks. Making Ann Arbor her home for more than 20 years, she spends her spare time filling bird feeders in the hope that, one day, she can talk a songbird into modeling her creations.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-June 10, 2013

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

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On display April 15-August 12, 2013

Kay CassillMEDITERRANEO: WATERCOLOR
Kay Cassill

Widely traveled artist Kay Cassill looks for the unusual and the most ordinary views to save in her sketchbook and camera. In her studio, the sketches and photos give rise to watercolor paintings. Whitewashed walls clinging to a cliff and expressive views of a town as seen by a view of a single walkway are details in her paintings that help viewers feel that they were there. Cassill’s postgraduate studies include the University of Iowa, the Art Student’s League in New York City and the Academe de la Grande in Chaumiere, Paris. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York among others. She maintains a studio on Cape Cod as well as in Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 15-August 12, 2013
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


On display April 15-December 9, 2013

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-December 9, 2013
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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