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On display April 23-June 20, 2007

EXPLORING AUSTRALIA: MICHIGAN QUILT ARTIST INVITATIONAL
The Michigan Quilt Artist Invitational brings together the work of Michigan artists who are committed to using the quilt form as a vehicle for visual expression. Since 1996, when Mary Andrews and Marty Lawrence started the group, selected artists annually create an original quilt based on a theme. This year's theme is Australia. These quilts form a traveling exhibit that tours galleries, museums, and libraries throughout the State of Michigan.
Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


LUMINOUS METAL VESSELS
by David Huang

David Huang's sculptural innovation is admired throughout the United States. His forte is the creation of metal vessels that are carefully conceived organic forms assiduously fashioned in copper through hand hammering and molding. Silver details, gold, and palladium leafing are frequently combined with sensitive and nuanced patinas to create rich, luminous objects. His works range from vessels that could fit in the palm of the hand to larger pedestal-scale and table-top works.
Taubman Lobby, North, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


"I'VE GOT LIFE": THE HEALING PAINTINGS
A Gerome Ragni Retrospective

The late Gerome Ragni was best known as the author of the legendary rock musical "Hair," but from the age of five, he was a painter. When diagnosed with cancer in 1990, Ragni began to paint with a prolific passion, often painting from his hospital bed. His works are playful, whimsical and explosive with color and movement, expressing a vision and joy that personifies a passion for living. The works done during this time period are an affirmation of the unconquerable human spirit. Some of these works in this retrospective are on display for the first time.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


ANIMALS IN BRONZE: METAL SCULPTURE
by Sharon Sommers

Sharon Sommers is internationally well known in the art of bronze sculpture. Always creative as a child, Sommers' family nurtured her artistic talents and her love of animals. Today, she celebrates and defines that energy in her bronze sculpture of wildlife. Sommer's objective is to capture the life energy inherent in her subjects. To that end, she has traveled extensively in Africa, Australia and Canada, as well as wilderness areas in the United States. Sommer's work is part of the permanent collections of the Detroit Zoo, the Detroit Historical Museum and the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids.
Taubman Lobby, South, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
by Monte Nagler

Monte Nagler has been professionally photographing worldwide vistas, architecture and cultural settings since 1984. Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has described Nagler, "As one of our state and national treasures." His reputation continues to grow nationally and internationally as his artwork is exposed to individuals, corporations, galleries and healthcare facilities. Monte's desire is to stir people's emotions with the magnificence of what he has seen and felt through the lens.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


MUSIC AND CITIZENSHIP: MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FROM THE U-M STEARNS COLLECTION
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

In 1899, Frederick Stearns (1831-1907), a successful Detroit businessman, donated a collection of historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world to the University of Michigan. That collection has now grown to become the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, known internationally as a unique collection preserving the heritage of the past as well as providing a rich resource for musical, educational and cultural needs of the present and future. This exhibition will include brass bands instruments central to American culture since the 1830s, and some pieces of particular significance to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


WONDERS OF MICHIGAN WILDLIFE: ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
by Michael Glenn Monroe

Since a very young age, Michael Glenn Monroe has known that he wanted to be an artist. A self-taught painter, Michael spends much of his time meticulously honing his craft, often teaching himself many new and unique techniques to add to his paintings. In addition to creating award winning wildlife paintings, Monroe also illustrates children's books, including M is for Mitten: A Michigan Alphabet and Buzzy the Bumblebee.
University Hospital Main Corridor, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


SILVER JEWELRY WITH NATURAL STONES
by Elizabeth Soll, PhD & Andrea Sims

Elizabeth Soll and Andrea Sims both work in sterling silver with unique combinations of beads. In addition to wire and chain, their pieces contain semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, shells, crystals, Czech glass, and more. Soll works as a Research Associate in the Department of Urology, and Sims is home schooling her children with plans to continue her education in graduate school.
Cancer Center Main Lobby, Floor B2.
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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