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Ingrid Neuhofer DohmRETURN TO NATURE: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Ingrid Neuhofer
Dohm
This exhibit is filled with images of landscapes and florals in nature. It reflects Ingrid Neuhofer Dohm’s Austrian upbringing where flowers and magnificent landscapes abound. Based in Rockford, Illinois, her studio is in a converted barn in a neighboring county. She also has family in Royal Oak, Michigan. If Dohm is not painting outdoors, en plein air, she will take reference photos and complete the paintings in her studio. She has an especially strong affinity for painting florals in watercolor outdoors, but when that’s not possible, she works from still lifes in acrylics indoors.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-March 5, 2021

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

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


Dr. Mark H. KaplanWHILE WE WAIT: SCULPTURE
Mark H. Kaplan, M.D.

Mark H. Kaplan, M.D., Professor Emeritus of Michigan Medicine, is a physician who specialized in infectious diseases and virology, practicing medicine for over 52 years. He has always embraced art as an outlet for creative and emotional expression, especially during the trying times at the forefront of the AIDS epidemic. His ceramic works and accompanying wood hand-built furniture often depict the relationships between a doctor and patients, as well as the life of the everyday person. The ceramic pieces in this exhibit were sculpted by Dr. Kaplan and painted and glazed by his wife, Carol Dosik Kaplan. In addition to ceramic and wood, Kaplan also works in bronze/polyester resin and stone.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-February 25, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


Ammy AmoretteCOLOR VISIÓN: ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
Ammy Amorette
Ammy Amorette is a self-taught singer and painter based in Michigan for the past five years. In her visual work, this Chilean artist conjures melodic representations with her brushstrokes. She mixes different techniques, shapes and colors experimentally to generate an original and dynamic expression. Each work is born from a background of music, which the singer uses to create melodies in fabric and acrylic. Similar to scat in jazz, Amorette occupies the canvas as one more space for vocal improvisation. Various techniques dance in rhythm, and colors, figures and lights mix to capture scenes full of energy, life and joy.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-March 5, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


Matthew PaskietRETROSPECTIVE: ART GLASS
Matthew Paskiet
A native to the Glass City, Toledo, Ohio, Matthew Paskiet began his study of glassblowing in 1993. In 1998, Paskiet continued his studies in Washington State before moving on to Barcelona, Spain in 2001. By assisting other reputable artists, he was able to further refine his skills. Paskiet returned to the US in 2002, and opened Firenation gallery and studio in Holland, Ohio, where he continues to blow glass. This retrospective exhibition of his works takes you on his journey, from the beginning to now.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-March 5, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.

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Mr. AtomicTHE PLACEBO EFFECT: ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
Mr. Atomic

Mike and Mark Kersey are identical twin brothers working under the pseudonym Mr. Atomic. They paint individually but freely exchange feedback. The foundation for most of their vibrant work is pop-culture, and their unique and unified creative process results in an original style they call narrative pop surrealism. Subjects in paintings are depicted narratively and infused with clues left for the viewer. Quirky humor mixed with artistic ability has elevated Mr. Atomic to an iconic status in their hometown of Toledo, Ohio and beyond. Like a placebo, Mr. Atomic paintings are absorbing and transport the viewer into a more cerebral state of mind.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-March 5, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


Carol SteenHYPNAGOGIC VISIONS: ALUMINUM DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTS
Carol J. Steen

Carol J. Steen is a visionary artist whose work comes from the colorful, moving visions she sees from her synesthesia and hypnagogia. Hypnagogia, a normal state of consciousness that many experience, occurs between being awake and falling asleep. These dye sublimation prints in aluminum were created from the hypnagogic visions she has observed for the past seven years. Steen has shown and spoken about her work worldwide, most recently in Moscow, Russia. Steen grew up in Detroit and moved to New York City in 1974, where she currently lives. She briefly returned to Michigan in 1975 to be a visiting artist at U-M. Steen is president of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-March 5, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.

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Paula Nadelstern OPULENT ORNAMENTS: EMBELLISHED TEXTILES
Paula Nadelstern & Karen Selva

Kaleidoscope: the very word promises surprise and magic, change and chance. Exploding with visual excitement, a kaleidoscopic design organizes an abundance of light, color, form, and motion into a complex and coherent image. Paula Nadelstern has achieved international recognition for her innovative and complex patchwork quilts inspired by the bilateral symmetry of kaleidoscopic images. These elaborate ornaments, made together with Karen Selva, are a natural extension of Nadelstern’s fabric design and quilt focus, applying her personal technical and design strategies to the familiar gentleness of hand beading. Her work is featured on the cover of the 2nd edition of the Gifts of Art Kaleidoscope Coloring Book for Michigan Medicine patients and families.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-March 5, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


Angelis JackowskiBEAUTY TRIUMPHS OVER FEAR: WATERCOLOR
Angelis Jackowski

Angelis Jackowski is an award-winning watercolorist and photographer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her favorite subjects are tropical and northern arboreal wildflowers that she often presents monumentally in vivid color and deep texture. The larger-than-life scale of her flowers allows the viewer to more fully enter into the color, shape, and textures for an enhanced visual experience. Jackowski’s goal is to portray the divinely-inspired beauty and majesty of the natural world as an antidote to the strife and discord of the synthetic world. She prefers to use watercolor in a non-traditional way, opting for rich opacity instead of wispy transparent washes.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Rogel Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display September 8, 2020-March 5, 2021
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


U-M Clements LibraryAMERICANA SAMPLER
Selections from the U-M William L. Clements Library

Established in 1923 through the generosity of U-M Regent William L. Clements, the Clements Library is a treasure house of American history. It collects, preserves, and makes available primary sources about the Americas, with particular strengths in 18th and 19th century Americana. Drawing upon all four divisions of materials – books, manuscripts, maps and graphics – this display presents a small sampling of the internationally significant holdings at the Clements and illustrates some topical strengths of the collections. Selections include handsome original artwork, compelling manuscripts, and printed resources with geographical connections spanning from the Caribbean to the Great Lakes.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Rogel Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display through February 24, 2021
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.

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UPCOMING EXHIBITS

On display March 15-June 4, 2021

LoebelsohnMIRRORS & REFLECTION: OIL PAINTINGS
Alise Loebelsohn

Alise Loebelsohn is a Brooklyn-based artist who has worked as a billboard painter, decorative painter and now owns a business that specializes in murals in New York City. Some of the pieces in this series were created during the pandemic, using her sensitivity to textures, pattern and color to deal with issues of enclosure, reflection, and our new reality. She includes small mirrors to let the viewer know that while we have been more isolated lately and looking within, we must also look outside toward a future. Loebelsohn is an avid tennis player and has an identical twin sister who is also an artist.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021

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

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


Herzak-BaumanSTACKS: CERAMICS
Lauren Herzak-Bauman

Lauren Herzak-Bauman is an artist based in Lakewood, Ohio. Each of her stacks is made by assembling dozens, sometimes even hundreds, of handmade clay slabs. Through the process, the porcelain dries and shrinks, and cracks emerge. Rather than seeing these inevitable cracks as flaws, they become beautiful, meaningful and necessary components that enrich each sculpture. White clay and the repetition of form can transport viewers, offering visual and mental resting places.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


Sacred ThreadsBACKYARD ESCAPE: ART QUILTS
Sacred Threads
Founded in 1999, Sacred Threads is a non-profit organization that organizes fiber art exhibitions exploring the subjects of spirituality, joy, inspiration, sister/brotherhood, grief, hope and healing. For this exhibition, Sacred Threads invited artists to create works with a personal sense of place. The Backyard Escape artists have created places of sanctuary for solace and stillness, viewed through the lens of changing seasons, changing weather and personal connection. These special places include gardens, backyards, woodlands, meadows, rivers, ponds, and many familiar animals that share those spaces.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


O'NealPAPERWORK: HANDMADE PAPER & BOOK ARTS
Karen Koykka O'Neal
Karen Koykka O’Neal attended studio art classes at U-M while obtaining her degree in Civil Engineering. During a year living in the American Southwest, she became fascinated by Indian baskets shown in local museums and spent a number of years as a basket weaver. Wanting to use handmade paper on sculptural baskets, she enrolled in a class at the U-M and discovered her passion for the alchemy of making paper from local plant materials. O’Neal established Out of Hand Papermaking Studio in Ann Arbor, MI in 2001, offering classes, workspace and information on the history and development of handmade paper.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.

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Holdaway-HeysPAINT+FABRIC+STITCHING=ART QUILTS
Sue Holdaway-Heys

Sue Holdaway-Heys is an Ann Arbor, MI artist and U-M Master of Fine Arts graduate. She has worked in the art quilt medium for 40 years, and her work ranges from miniature to wall-sized. Starting with the traditional quilt (3 layers stitched together) Holdaway-Heys creates a surface that incorporates layers of fused fabrics, paint & stitching. Then she quilts all of the layers together. Choosing beauty in the world as her subject, her quilts are most often pictorial. She focuses on images from travels, flowers in her gardens, or things in the world around her.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


InnesFLORAL STILL LIFES: OIL & GOUACHE
Sarah Innes

Sarah Innes' oil and gouache paintings feature bold color, pattern and crisp edges achieved with the use of stencils cut from her drawings. Innes credits her dexterity with an exacto knife and observational skills to her grandfather, Carl E. Badgley, who was head of Orthopedic Surgery at U-M from 1932-1963. When they were fishing together, he shared his delight in the natural world and impressed her with his deft touch with a fishing knife. Innes likes to draw from life daily, be it flowers, people or pets, and use those drawings as the basis for her paintings.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.

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Chamberlin NONTRADITIONAL JEWELRY
Marsha Chamberlin

Marsha Chamberlin creates jewelry for people who like the unusual and off-beat, work that gets noticed. Using a designer’s approach, she combines patterns, textures, colors and scale to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Chamberlin makes beads herself as well as purchasing them from artists across the globe. She especially enjoys bead stores and flea markets around the US, Paris and Italy. You will find washers and grommets in her work, and the cord used in most pieces is screen spline, a hardware staple. Chamberlin was President/CEO of the Ann Arbor Art Center for 33 years and now runs her jewelry business, Flexx Designs, in Ann Arbor, MI.
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


TelianPENCIL WORKS
Diane Telian

Diane Telian is an Ann Arbor, MI artist who added colored pencils to her artistic media after years of working in watercolor and acrylic/mixed media. She finds that the hundreds of pencil colors now available offer great opportunities to capture the details of reflected and refracted light whether in a water scene or a tabletop still life. As a two-time cancer survivor, Telian thrives on time outside. Traipsing along Lake Michigan beaches, the Huron River, or forest trails is a complete therapy for her. She takes photos of what she finds and translates the small patches of topography into her drawings.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Rogel Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
On display March 15-June 4, 2021
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.


U-M StearnsINSTRUMENTS OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT
U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

From the southern shores of the Cape of Good Hope north to the Mediterranean coast, the continent of Africa holds a rich repertoire of musical instruments. With extraordinary skills and talents, performers integrate these instruments into the rich cultural matrix of African life. Many of the instruments used in modern-day bands and orchestras owe their origins to the creativity and ingenuity of African musicians and instrument makers. This exhibit showcases a sampling of musical instruments from the African continent contained in the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments.
Gifts of Art Gallery – Rogel Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
March 15, 2021-January 2022
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Due to current Covid-19 guidelines, in addition to patients, outside guests are limited to visitors of Michigan Medicine patients.

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