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CURRENT EXHIBITS

On display June 22-August 17, 2009
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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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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.


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 August 24-October 12, 2009

CHICAGO: HAND ALTERED POLAROID PHOTOGRAPHS
Cynthia Davis

Award‑winning artist Cynthia Davis captures the Windy City in these remarkable enlargements of hand‑altered Polaroid photographs. The images are from her fifth book, Chicago, published by the University of Michigan Press, and offer a unique view of one of America's greatest cities. Davis creates her work by manipulating Polaroid SX‑70 photographs while they're still soft and malleable. The result are pictures imbued with a dreamlike quality – reminiscent of a place between photorealism and impressionist painting.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


DAYDREAMS: MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE
Barbara Yerace & Valerie Mann

Barbara Yerace and Valerie Mann have been collaborating for 9 years, bringing together their respective backgrounds as glass artist and sculptor to create pieces that are at once fun and serious. Their collaborative work sessions are often filled with humor and experimentation. They spend hours casting hot glass into sand molds, and Valerie assists Barbara on the larger blown elements in the work. Next, they take the cooled glass, sketch, discuss ideas and compositions, and then they independently create the finished pieces.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, North Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


OUR DIVERSITY: GROUP SHOW
Chelsea Painters

The Chelsea Painters is a vibrant group of men and women who have a passion for developing their own artistic vision. They express this through a variety of mediums, including watercolor, gouache, acrylic, oil, pastel, monotype, colored pencil, pencil, collage, photo transfers and encaustics. They meet weekly in Chelsea, Michigan, and are actively involved in art on local, regional, and national levels. Membership is limited to twenty-five artists and is by invitation.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Please see Reading with Pillows by Joyce Grace, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request.

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LOTS O' POTS: SCULPTURAL & FUNCTIONAL PORCELAIN
Philip Wilson

Working out of his studio in Grand Rapids for almost 25 years, Philip Wilson has refined a process of utilizing contemporary design in the durable, high quality material of porcelain. All of the pieces are wheel formed porcelain, altered and assembled, with patterns of texture and inlaid slip. The warmth of Wilson’s handmade craftmanship and an interplay of textural patterns and subtle glaze color make this pottery both artistic and perfect for everyday use.
Taubman Health Center Lobby, South Gallery display cases, Floor 1. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


PICTORIAL TAPESTRIES
Anna Kocherovsky

Russian born tapestry artist Anna Kocherovsky draws inspiration for her handwoven tapestries from reading and reflection, creating numerous drawings for each piece. She loves mythology and history, and the stories she enjoys often find their way into her work. Using a loom technique she learned in Moscow and imported wool yarns from Sweden, Kocherovsky keeps the tradition alive here in Michigan, where she has lived since 1989.
University Hospital Main Lobby Gallery, Floor 1.Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Please see Chair by Anna Kocherovsky, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request.


ART IN NATURE: QUILTS
Mary Andrews

In these small art quilts, Grand Blanc artist Mary Andrews depicts nature from the smallest detail to the larger landscape. She dyes her own fabric, uses machine and hand quilting, and embellishes with paint, thread and various surface design elements. In addition to the U.S., Andrew’s work is exhibited in Canada, Europe and Australia.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.




TEAR JARS: FLAMEWORKED GLASS
Lisa Walsh

Working with hot glass since 1998, Lisa Walsh draws inspiration from a lifelong fascination with rocks and minerals. Flameworking came easily to Walsh, and her award winning designs and masterful work has been published in numerous international magazines and books. Her creations include jewelry, miniature sculptures, and functional objects, and are carried by more than sixty art galleries across the nation.
University Hospital Main Corridor Gallery display cases, West, Floor 2. Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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On display August 24-December 7, 2009

WEARABLE ART: HANDWOVEN FIBERS & MORE
Carol Furtado

U-M School of Art & Design alumna Carol Furtado started as a weaver over 30 years ago, working on a loom. She is now engaged in a great variety of activities as she produces her line of wearable art. Handweaving, felting, dyeing and beading are common tools of her trade. Lately, she has been exploring Nuno felting, a Japanese felting technique which combines wool felt with silk fabric. One of her dyeing techniques is a resist process involving clamping and applying dye in multiple steps, creating a multiple color, multiple shape design.
Comprehensive Cancer Center Main Lobby Gallery, Level B2. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Please see Iridescent Green Scarf by Carol Furtado, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request.


SECRETS OF THE GARDEN: SCANNER ART
Phyllis Ponvert

These images were taken without a camera. Ponvert places her subjects directly on a digital scanner and then alters them in Photoshop. The images in this exhibit were taken over the past three years from subjects in her garden in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work has been shown at the Kerrytown Concert House, and her garden was chosen to be on the Ann Arbor Women’s Farm and Garden Walk in 2008.
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1 Gallery. Open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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