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CURRENT EXHIBITS

On display April 20-June 15, 2009
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SUSPENDED MOMENTS: PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHS
Gary Mesa-Gaido

Gary Mesa-Gaido, Professor of Art at Morehead State University in Kentucky, records suspended moments of migratory human activity within historical architectural places and spaces, such as plazas, train stations, courtyards, churches and museums. Utilizing digital technology, Mesa-Gaido takes up to forty photographs in a 180 degree rotation at each location, from which he selects an average of eighteen images to stitch together with Adobe Photoshop. The result is a singular panoramic photograph which captures the movement of individuals during a sequence of time.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


GIFTS OF SPRING: HANDBLOWN GLASS & CERAMICS
Kimberley Emmert

Inspired by nature and brought to life with earth and fire, Kimberley Emmert’s pieces in glass and ceramics celebrate spring. Her handblown glass pieces have a landscape, almost Monet-like theme, and the designs are often whimsical and floral. John Emmert, Kimberley’s husband, assists her work in their studio in Linden, MI. In addition to art making, Kimberley teaches classes at home and also works in the studio at the Flint Institute of the Arts.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


SYMPHONY OF QUILTS
Michigan Quilt Artists Invitational

Welcome music lovers to the 11th annual exhibit of the Michigan Quilt Artists Invitational. Curators Mary Andrews of Grand Blanc and Marty Calhoun of Flint have invited fiber artists from around the state to create a small quilt exploring the facets of music. The quilts express different nuances of many varieties of music from classical to country to rock and roll.  In fiber art, the exhibit celebrates the grandeur of music in nature as well as musical instruments, composers, singers and bands.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.



GROUP POTTERY SHOW
Village Potters Guild

Founded in Plymouth, Michigan in 1995, the Village Potters Guild is a non-profit studio made up of ceramic artists who share the common bond of working with clay in a cooperative setting. Current members bring a rich diversity of style, form and expression to the art of pottery and ceramics. Cooperative spirit and creativity are requirements for membership, and members help fund and operate the guild through dues and participation in various guild functions, meetings and activities. The Village Potters Guild offers classes, workshops and community projects.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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THREADS OF LIGHT: FIBER ART
Laurie Wohl

Internationally known fiber artist Laurie Wohl unweaves canvas to create symbolic shapes – wings, trees, prayer shawls, veils, windows, scrolls and ladders. She embeds spiritual narratives in these delicate pieces through form, color, texture, calligraphy and her own iconographic language, imbuing the pieces with the spirit and mystery of ancient textile traditions. Her Unweavings® fiber art have been on long-term loan to the United States Embassies in Beirut, Vienna, Tunis, Cape Town, and Pretoria. Wohl has studios in both New York City and southwestern Wisconsin.
University Hospital Main Lobby Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


The 3-D Gallery in the UH Main Lobby has been moved to the UH Main Corridor, West, Floor 2.


SNIP SHOTS: CUT PAPER NARRATIVES
Mary Gaynier

Mary Gaynier, of Toledo, Ohio, began experimenting with cut paper in 2001, and has since had over 50 exhibitions of her work. Often compared to the traditional German art form, Scherrenschnitte – scissors cutting, where paper is cut with scissors into intricate, delicate folk art designs, her work speaks in different ways from different distances. At a distance one might see a more abstract rhythmic pattern, and then up close be surprised to find a scene of a bustling city or a child at play.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


ANIMALS & PEOPLE: PHOTO COLLAGE JEWELRY
Dawn Estrin & George Wilson

Combining forces and a common interest in themes such as art, romance and humor, Dawn Estrin and George Wilson create a unique vision of what jewelry can be. Wilson is a master toolmaker, and he makes special tools for the creation of the jewelry, as well as inventing designs and building models for them. Estrin creates the imagery for the jewelry. Working in Photoshop, she montages different images together to create a fantasy or story, many inspired by humankind’s relationship to the natural world. Their work, known as Bijou Graphique, is represented by over 300 galleries and museums in the U.S., Canada and Australia. They are currently working on a new project of jewelry for pets.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery, West, display cases, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


On display April 20-August 17, 2009
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ART FROM AN EGGSHELL
Tina M. Boes

With a vision and a high speed drill, Tina M. Boes sets to work creating unique and inspiring heirloom quality art out of real eggshells. Since her start in 2001, the art that she produces from her studio in her hometown of Muskegon, MIchigan is now widely recognized and has been published worldwide. She has won many awards for her stunning detail and designs. Boes is founder and president of a non-profit international organization dedicated solely to the art and education of carving and sculpting real eggshells. 
Comprehensive Cancer Center Main Lobby Gallery, Level B2.
Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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CANCER HEALING QUILTS
Fiber Artists at Loose Ends

The Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends created the fine art quilts in this exhibit to provide education and a pleasing environment for patients, visitors, scientists and staff at the U-M Health System. Under the theme of plants and animals that are used in chemotherapy treatments, each fiber artist brought her own individual style, interpretation and experience to the idea of cancer healing. Each quilt has an accompanying artist statement and description of the subject matter of the pieces, including scientific information about the natural subject’s medicinal applications for cancer patients.
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1 Gallery. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display June 22-August 17, 2009

DUCT TAPE PAINTINGS
Pete Warburton

Pete Warburton is a local, self-trained artist. What started as a brief adventure making ties exploded into a large collection of paintings using seventeen colors of duct tape. There have been several exhibits of Warburton’s work over the past seven years. A few paintings are currently on display at the Vatican and in Nice, France. This exhibit is the first time his works are available for purchase.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


NATURE SILHOUETTES: METAL & PAPER SCULPTURES
Anne Mondro

Anne Mondro received her undergraduate education at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, completed her MFA at Kent State University, and now serves as faculty at the U-M School of Art & Design. Mondro has shown her creative work in several national exhibitions including The Edges of Grace: Provocative, Uncommon Craft at the Fuller Craft Museum and Life Insight: The Human Experience at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft. In 2008, her work was exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art and ARC Gallery in Chicago. In addition to exhibitions, Mondro’s work is published in the books Color on Metal and Textile Techniques in Metal.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


UMHS ANNUAL EMPLOYEE ART EXHIBITION
UMHS Employees & Volunteers

Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of the artwork of University of Michigan Health System staff and volunteers. This eagerly anticipated event showcases the exceptional talent and creativity of the people who work at UMHS. The exhibition is juried, and there are ribbon awards for "Best in Category" and "Best in Show." A "People's Choice" ribbon is determined by patient, staff and visitor ballots. The ballot box is located at the gallery site. Winners will be announced at the Award Reception on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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LANDSCAPES: OILS ON CANVAS & LINEN
Cecily Donnelly

In her landscape paintings, Cecily Donnelly is interested in distilling the details of time, place, weather and light into simplified color compositions that retain an essential connection to the world of nature. Her work explores scenery from a variety of spaces. In addition to selling her fine art, Donnelly, a graduate of the U-M School of Art & Design, works as a graphic artist serving the Ann Arbor area.
University Hospital Main Lobby Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


The 3-D Gallery in the UH Main Lobby has been moved to the UH Main Corridor, West, Floor 2.


RECENT WORKS: ART QUILTS
Paradigm Quilters

Paradigm is a group of 18 artists from southeast Michigan who are dedicated to the concept of quilt as art. Although most of the art is textile based, the membership uses many techniques in its production. The work ranges from what is easily recognized as a quilt, to assemblage and sculpture. Most group members work in the arts, teaching, lecturing or selling their work. They meet regularly to share ideas, critique each other’s work and organize group projects and exhibitions.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


(UN)BOUND: ARTIST BOOKS & PRINTS
Book Artists of Ann Arbor

This exhibit, curated by Ben Reynaert, explores contemporary bookmaking as an art form. Within the artists’ book movement, there has been an explosion of alternative types of bindings and printing methods that change traditional codex (separate pages bound together with a cover) by altering type, image, shape and structure. Words, images and form contribute to the meaning of the book as art in a new way. Tearing, folding, and binding are just some of the ways that books can be transformed to create a new art object that brings up the question of what a book can be.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery, West, display cases, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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