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Gifts of Art: Bringing the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. All exhibits and events are free. For more information email Carrie McClintock or call 734-936-ARTS (2787).

NEW OCTOBER EXHIBITS

ONGOING OCTOBER EXHIBITS

OCTOBER CONCERTS

HerroldBRAZILIAN & LATIN JAZZ
Edie Herrold with Red Shoes
Enjoy the soothing, yet uplifting and exciting sounds of Edie Herrold and Red Shoes as they explore the world of jazz. You’ll hear great grooves from Brazil, the Caribbean, and North America, as well as intricate, intriguing and animated original pieces. Master guitarist Al Ayoub and exceptional percussionist Dennis Sheridan join well loved bassist Edie Herrold with Red Shoes on a journey of jazz inspiration.
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Please see photograph of Edie Herrold by Pamela LeBlanc. High resolution version available upon request.


Two GuitarsGYPSY JAZZ
Two Guitars
Ann Arbor guitarists Joseph Summers (lead) and Alex Belhaj (rhythm) play multilayered music with energetic rhythms. This guitar duo draws deeply from the European swing music of the legendary Django Reinhardt, but their repertoire also includes Latin, samba, tango, and salsa sounds as well as jazz standards.  Summers is an U-M graduate, and Belhaj is currently an undergraduate student in Literature, Sciences and the Arts at U-M.
Thursday, October 14, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Please see photograph of Two Guitars by Weston Hughes. High resolution version available upon request.


BynumSOUTHERN ROOTS/NEW GRASS
Bill Bynum & Co.
With songs both traditional and original, and a sound that's as comfortable as old jeans and as fresh as a new blade of grass, Bill Bynum & Co. is a band that’s easy to love and hard to quit. Bill Bynum, guitarist and lead vocalist, is a first-prize winner in the Metro Detroit Songwriting Showcase with his song “Lovin’ You.”  Mary Seelhorst is a powerful, intuitive fiddler and vocalist from the hills of Athens, Ohio, and Minnesota native and bass player Chuck Anderson has played everything from jazz standards, to old-time, to the southern sounds of Bill Bynum & Co.
Thursday, October 21, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Please see photograph of Bill Bynum & Co. by Anne Savage. High resolution version available upon request.


Cairn to CairnCELTIC FOLK ROCK
Cairn to Cairn
Cairn to Cairn is an acoustic trio based in Ann Arbor, Michigan which melds elements of improvisation with classical technique, rock ‘n’ roll and folk songwriting. Flutist/vocalist Kelly McDermott, guitarist/singer Terry Farmer, and bassist/percussionist/vocalist Rob Crozier each have distinct musical personalities, yet they have a synergy when arranging traditional and newly composed music. They each bring a high level of artistry, sophistication and passionate energy to their performances. Never satisfied with the status quo, these talented musicians continue to pursue the next cairn.
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Please see photograph of Cairn to Cairn by Myra Klarman. High resolution version available upon request.

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NEW OCTOBER EXHIBITS

On display October 18-December 6, 2010

LounsburyTHE MICHIGAN LANDSCAPE: OIL PAINTINGS
James Lounsbury
Based in Ann Arbor, for over 30 years James Lounsbury has been painting the Michigan landscape – from Washtenaw county to Lake Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. His subjects are farmland, urban landscapes and seascapes, and he’s inspired by the exceptional beauty that he sees around him. Winter, summer, spring and fall – any and all interest him. His artistic process changes with the season, but his oil paintings arise from working at the site, as well as working from photographs and drawings in the studio. Lounsbury has been exhibiting his work at art fairs throughout the Midwest for many years, and he has been a vendor at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market for 20 years.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

Please see The Ironton Ferry – Lake Charlevoix by James Lounsbury, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request.


RuehleWOODTURNINGS
Richard R. Ruehle

Richard R. Ruehle’s woodturnings are created using local woods, as well as woods from around the world.  He uses burl woods in many of his bowls, hollow forms, platters and other creations.  Originally from Findlay, Ohio, after retiring from his trucking and a warehousing business, he became involved in art shows and festivals in neighboring states.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

Please see Untitled by Richard R. Ruehle, photograph by Jerry Anthony. High resolution version available upon request. 


MunroOBSERVED & IMAGINED: LANDSCAPES IN OIL
Judy Munro

Rochester Hills based artist Judy Munro has a passion for landscapes. From family trips as a child, Munro recalls sacred summer nights spent lakeside, treks through "enchanted" Michigan forests, and endless, fluid roadside panoramas. Munro revisits these impressions in her paintings and combines them with current observations, giving her work great depth. Her landscapes are painted alla‑prima – completed in one session while the paint is wet. Using fluid strokes, she creates impressionistic and evocative images alive with energy and color. Munro studied art at New York’s Pratt Institute and has a BFA from Wayne State.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

Please see Landscape 110 by Judy Munro, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request

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RoweEXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
Chelsea Clay Group

The Chelsea Clay Group is a loosely formed group of friends who share a love of working in clay and are connected to the community of Chelsea, Michigan. Most of them live in Chelsea, while others are attached through family or collaborative activity. Each maintains an independent studio or work space, coming together to share ideas, conversation and just enjoy each other's work. Each member of the group has gravitated toward hand built work in stoneware or porcelain, although at least half return to the potter's wheel regularly. All have found unique ways to express themselves in clay.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

Please see Medallion Vase by Thaya Rowe, photograph by Joan Kelley. High resolution version available upon request.


HodgsonCHILD'S GARDEN OF EDEN: WATERCOLOR & MIXED MEDIA
Loraine S. Hodgson

Loraine S. Hodgson's art feels like a magical world of jumping into puddles after the rain and seeing the rainbows. It reminds one of childhood games of spirographs and lollipops and paper windmills. Her art goes where the imagination captures a child's Garden of Eden.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

Please see Bachelor Buttons by Loraine S. Hodgson, photograph by Patrick Mannettas. High resolution version available upon request. 


HarrisILLUSTRATIONS IN FIBER
Renee Harris

Renee Harris uses felted wool fabric, cotton thread hand embroidery and other materials to create narrative one-of-a-kind wall pieces. She began illustrating with conventional tools, but the creative process led her to discover the infinite possibilities of fiber illustration. Felt fabric can become a canvas, and hand embroidery a drawing tool. With a degree in painting, printmaking and illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and 20 years of experience in the field, Harris embraces the continuously innovative task of illustrating with new materials.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

Please see Sharing a Ride by Renee Harris, photograph by Jay Bachemin. High resolution version available upon request.


MotawiHANDCRAFTED CERAMIC ART TILE
Motawi Tileworks, Nawal Motawi

Nawal Motawi’s historically-informed tile designs are influenced by turn of the century Arts and Crafts artists and potteries: Dard Hunter, William De Morgan, Pewabic, Rookwood and Grueby. Motawi believes, “...in respecting the best of historical design – rendering old motifs in new ways and creating works that will be enjoyed in this lifetime and passed down for generations to come.” In addition to this exhibit of newly released tiles, the U-M Health System has Motawi tile murals in the east and west Patient Elevator lobbies on floors 1-8. Motawi tiles are also permanently exhibited in the new U-M Cardiovascular Center. A free Make-A-Tile workshop will be held in rooms C & D off of the cafeteria, Floor 2 of the University Hospital on Monday, Nov. 29 from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display October 18-December 6, 2010

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

Please see Marsh, Dark Blue by Motawi Tileworks, photograph by Rebecca Diesing. High resolution version available upon request.

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ONGOING OCTOBER EXHIBITS

On display August 23-October 11, 2010

TranCROSS STITCH PAINTINGS: HANDCRAFTED SILK EMBROIDERY
Don Tran
The youngest of thirteen children, award winning artist Don Tran is a native of Vietnam and has a MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. The art of handcrafted silk embroidery was passed down from his mother to him as a part of a multigenerational family tradition. Black fabric forms the background for these cross stitch paintings so that the vibrant colors and delicate shades of the fine silk threads stand out brilliantly. Tran begins with free hand drawings in chalk, using simple, light lines, and then with imagination, patience and skill, he stitches in the threads to create the image. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-October 11, 2010

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

Please see Playful Coy by Don Tran, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request.


CostelloTONGUE TIED: RE-"SPIRITED" MEN'S TIES
Brooke Costello

Who would have thought that burgeoning bundles of thrift shop bound ties and scarves could undergo a creative transformation and assume a fashionable second life in the form of totes, togs and treasures? Tongue Tied, Brooke Costello’s Chicago design enterprise, specializes in forging new life into these time weary, forgotten treasures. From cast off ties, scarves, ascots, suspenders, bows and buttons, Costello “respirits” these heirlooms into one of a kind women’s accessories that are chic and stylish, eco-friendly accessories for your head, neck, shoulders, arms and waist.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-October 11, 2010

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

Please see A Truffling Matter by Brooke Costello, photograph by the artist. High resolution version available upon request. 


KaplanFARMSCAPES: PHOTOGRAPHY
Abram W. Kaplan

Raised on a steady dose of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, Abram Kaplan now exhibits in the Summer Art Fair as a photographer with an eye for elements in our natural world that we see but often fail to notice. Kaplan has taught Environmental Studies at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, for 16 years and has exhibited his art in galleries and competitions around the nation. This exhibition centers on the food system: the tools and machinery, the land and the products produced through our agricultural processes. These images highlight the calming nature of our agrarian landscape and reconnect viewers with our rural heritage.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-October 11, 2010

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

Please see Truck Stop by Abram W. Kaplan. High resolution version available upon request. 

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GugeWILDLIFE WOOD SCULPTURES
Bob Guge & Joshua Guge

The Guge Institute of Wildlife Art in Gilberts, Illinois is the setting for Bob and Joshua Guge’s wildlife wood sculptures of birds and fish. They work and teach classes out of the studio, but they also travel around the US and teach seminars for all ages. Their pieces range from primitive decoys to highly detailed realistic depictions. Wood, metals, epoxy and acrylic paints are all used to create their lifelike pieces. Each one is carved with power tools, drills, and skilled handwork, and then they are meticulously hand painted. Bob is a five‑time World Champion Bird Wood Sculptor, and Josh is a two‑time World Champion Fish Wood Sculptor.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-October 11, 2010

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

Please see Queen Angel Fish by Joshua Guge, photograph by Joel Brown. High resolution version available upon request.


CrawfordTRAVELS: MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS
Susan Crawford

Connecticut based artist Susan Crawford explores the idea of travel and the intangible benefits that occur while being immersed in a place outside of daily life. While hoping to share the "essence" of locations such as Viareggio and Sorrento, Italy; Seville, Spain; and Santorini, Greece; her goal is to bring the viewer more fully into the experience. Crawford's artwork is recognized by its dramatic color and detail, and it is enhanced by three dimensional elements. She earned a BA in marketing, and has completed postgraduate study in painting and art history at the University of Hawaii, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. 
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-October 11, 2010

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

Please see Portofino by Susan Crawford, photograph by Alyssa Crawford. High resolution version available upon request. 


GallupLIBRARY SERIES COLLAGES
Karen Gallup

Karen Gallup loves to use the elements of perspective and scale to create scenes which combine whimsy and implausibility. She invites the viewer to make sense of how so many variant pieces can combine to make one seamless and harmonious whole. Being intrigued with images of books — their colors, texture, size and arrangements — Karen created the Library Series. Born and raised in Midland, Michigan, Gallup has a BFA from Michigan State and a MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and a dog and cat.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-October 11, 2010

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

Please see Hawk and Crane in the Library by Karen Gallup, photograph by Annie Gallup. High resolution version available upon request.


MannPEARS & STONES: JEWELRY & MIXED MEDIA
Cynthia Mann & Suzanne Manji

Growing up in Michigan and vacationing at many of the Great Lakes gave Cynthia Mann the opportunity to collect many stones and fossils along the shorelines. With her artistic talents showing up early, this life-long love of minerals and gemstones naturally applied to jewelry making. With over thirty years of creating her unique jewelry, Mann now showcases her work in galleries and juried shows. Suzanne Manji graduated from the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC and now lives in Royal Oak, Michigan. For the past 14 years she has beenManji obsessed with pears. She paints them in all sizes in oil and watercolor and has sewn them in canvas and placed them in mixed media assemblages. Manji paints pears because they remind her of all that is good and pleasing about the female form.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-October 11, 2010

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

Please see Garnets, Leaves & Berries by Cynthia Mann and India Pear by Suzanne Manji, photographs by Jerry Anthony and Kelly McDermott respectively. High resolution version available upon request.

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On display August 23-December 1, 2010

Yourist StudioYOURIST STUDIO COMMUNITY CERAMICS
Studio members with Kay Yourist

For Kay Yourist, improving the health and welfare of people is a fundamental part of her business. Part of the remarkable business of Yourist Studio Gallery is that through the artistic journey, the community studio members are provided with an avenue to express thoughts and feelings as well as to improve skills and techniques. This process helps create a synergy of learning and creativity, reason and the heart. The gallery offers classes and workshops by a variety of instructors, and the community members come from varying backgrounds, all pursuing their passion for ceramic art together. In addition to Kay Yourist, you will see work by Jerry Bricker, Marilyn Pearce Edington, Thea Fish, Darcy Bowden, Barbaranne Branca, Rachel Jensen and Joanne Daniels.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level B2
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-December 1, 2010
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please see Flask, courtesy of Yourist Studio Gallery. High resolution version available upon request.


On display August 23-December 6, 2010

DattiloDRAWN FROM MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHY
Philip Dattilo

Philip Dattilo's photographic assignments have ranged from Europe to the American West. During his career, areas of special interest have been the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and photography as fine art. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week and U.S. News and World Report. Dattilo says, "Photography's attraction lies in the medium's ability to open our eyes to a world of visual literacy many never see. Ask any photographer and it is that aspect of sharing tableaus drawn from moments in time that brings satisfaction to our work."
Gifts of Art Gallery – Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display August 23-December 6, 2010
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please see The Dancer by Philip Dattilo. High resolution version available upon request.

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