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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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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 April 14-June 9, 2014

Ann Arbor Public Schools Student ShowK-12 GROUP SHOW
Ann Arbor Public Schools Students
This exhibition presents artwork by K-12th grade students in Ann Arbor Public Schools from the 2013-14 school year. Finished pieces from students in all grades will be on display in both 2-D and 3-D galleries. Work from high school and middle school students will be presented in the Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1, and artwork from grades K-5 will be in the Gifts of Art South Lobby Gallery. A variety of media and styles are represented including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and jewelry.
Gifts of Art Galleries – Taubman Health Center North & South Lobbies, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 14-June 9, 2014

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


Rachael Van DykeMICHIGAN RIDGES & VALLEYS: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Rachael Van Dyke

Rachael Van Dyke is eager to search for shapes of color and light that fall on the planes of the ridges and valleys of the land. These organic movements are revealed in her landscape paintings through juxtaposing patterns and colors of the farmlands and vineyards of Michigan. She received her Masters of Arts in Education degree from Kendall College of Art and Design and has taught K-12th grade art for 13 years. She is the recipient of three fellowships including the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund, Les Tapies Art Teacher Fellowship in Southern France and the Teacher Institute of Contemporary Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Van Dyke is represented by the Ann Arbor Art Center, as well as other galleries throughout Michigan.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 14-June 9, 2014

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


Ken Scott
PANORAMIC DELIGHTS OF LEELANAU: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Ken Scott

Having raised his two children near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Ken Scott has found much inspiration there. A self-taught photographer, he started out with a 35mm camera, heavy tripod, either a 24 or 105 mm lens, and a slow slide film (ASA 50). He is now climbing the digital ladder! Scott’s photography is the result of 20+ years of "lots of patience, recognizing the right place at the right time, but not necessarily for the intended image…" He shoots photographs around Leelanau County, Michigan and stitches multiple images together to create vistas beyond what a single image can show.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 14-June 9, 2014

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


Cre FullerROBOTS ARE PEOPLE: FOUND OBJECT ASSEMBLAGE
Cre Fuller

Cre Fuller lives and works in Ypsilanti Michigan where he collects random scraps of metal and old kitchen appliances to turn into his one of a kind robot sculptures. He gathers these parts from trash bins to antique shops and everything in between. Fuller enjoys taking commonplace objects and up-cycling them into something new.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 14-June 9, 2014

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


On display April 14-August 11, 2014

Fiber Artists CoalitionBLUE WORLD/GREEN WORLD: FIBER ART
Fiber Artists Coalition

Member artists of the Fiber Artists Coalition employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art. The work has a contemporary edge, ranging from representative, to impressionistic, to abstract. The Blue World/Green World collection explores humankind's multifaceted relationship with the natural world. Mining the beauties of field and forest, sea and sky, and mountain and meadow, the work invites experiential reflection on nature's capacity for centering the spirit, healing the soul and cultivating harmony and peace.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display April 14-August 11, 2014
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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