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On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

Carolyn SwiftLAYERED WORKS OF NATURE: MIXED MEDIA
Carolyn Swift

Nationally exhibiting artist Carolyn Swift works in printmaking, drawing, painting, and collage. Her pieces are deeply rooted in the ephemeral qualities of nature: nonstop changes of light, weather, temperature, and movement. These natural qualities are both predictable, such as the seasons, and unpredictable, such as wind blowing through the trees. They have seemingly endless variety and give rise to joy, connection, wonder, and well-being. Swift’s education includes an MFA from Indiana University and BFA from Albion College, Michigan. After living and teaching in metro Detroit for 29 years, she now resides in Traverse City, Michigan.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Mark MeierCERAMIC VESSELS
Mark Meier

Ann Arbor-based artist Mark Meier is a designer and educator. He explores creative opportunities at the intersection of design, technology, fabrication, code, and art. Meier’s work is created using industrial robots at the Taubman College of Architecture, University of Michigan. He develops his own software to control the machines. This robotic technology allows forms, surfaces, textures, and patterns not previously possible with traditional ceramic methods.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Group f/16TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON: PHOTOGRAPHY
Group f/16
Group f/16 artists are internationally recognized for their unquenchable thirst for experiencing nature's mercurial and magical moods. This exhibition channels what Hemingway, Shipman, Dennis, and Steinbeck experienced. The photos display the glory of autumn colors; the glitter and shimmer of our lakes, rivers, ice shards, and frozen lighthouses; and the soothing grace of windswept green fields and colorful wildflowers carpeting our Michigan woods. Group f/16’s compositions and interpretations run the aperture gamut from pinhole to wide open. This exhibition draws the viewer into and through a gallery of expansive and macro views of Michigan's seasonal beauty.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Austen BrantleyWEATHERED: CERAMIC SCULPTURE
Austen Brantley
Detroit-born artist Austen Brantley sees beauty in the undesirable. Known for his public monuments in Baltimore and Detroit, many describe Brantley’s artistic voice as haunting. Mostly working in clay, he creates figures that are intertwined with suffering, rage, and peace. Clay is universal to Brantley as he sees himself in it, and in various self-portraits, he weathers the sculpture. Brantley’s work has been displayed at the Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, and Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. He was the winner of the Kresge Gilda Snowden award and was chosen to sculpt a life-size monument of the honored civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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VIEW EXHIBIT IN-PERSON – for patients, guests of patients, or Michigan Medicine faculty, staff or learners:
Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Health Center South Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Harold AllenBOUQUET OF RHYTHMS: PAINTING
Harold Allen

Harold Allen is a visual artist who primary works in two-dimensions. His artistic philosophy is that art is made in the context of time, fostering discussion of contemporary issues, stimulating innovative ideas, and allowing him to express ideas about the past, present and future. He is also interested in African art, abstract expressionism, and the rhythmic, radical, abstract compositions that jazz musicians produce.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Ruthanne BakerA VARIED IMAGINATION: WATERCOLOR & ACRYLIC
Ruthanne Baker

Ruthanne Baker is an Ann Arbor artist known for her paintings of natural imagery with rich patterned surfaces and a loose grid structure. She creates depth by painting many layers in a variety of watercolor media on watercolor or Yupo paper. Artwork in this show ranges from geometric abstracts, to complex patterned flower-inspired gardens, to experimental landscapes. Some are watercolors and watercolor collages, while some have acrylic elements painted or collaged into them. Her paintings are owned by private collectors and organizations including C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Bloomfield Hills Township Library and Ann Arbor Public Library.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Fl. 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Frank James FisherFLIGHTS OF AMERICAN LIFE: CERAMIC PLANES
Frank James Fisher

Ceramic artist Frank James Fisher brings a somewhat grounded, yet slightly airborne perspective into the gallery with his ceramic, paper-thin planes. As part of his Pop Artifact series, this flock of aircraft reveal the random thoughts, wishes and challenges of American life. Each plane is unique and shows the wear of life's journey. Perhaps the planes could be a metaphor for life and our travels through it? Fisher's art is exhibited nationally, in public collections, and published in periodicals and books. He is an author and teaches ceramic art workshops. He is a lifelong Michigan resident currently living in Milford. He occasionally travels by plane.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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VIEW EXHIBIT IN-PERSON – for patients, guests of patients, or Michigan Medicine faculty, staff or learners:
Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Fl. 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


Joanne PorterANTICIPATION OF SPRING: WATERCOLOR
Joanne Porter

Joanne Porter is a Michigan watercolorist specializing in florals, ideally freshly cut. In the case of sensitive plants, such as poppies or trillium, she works from photos taken from a variety of angles. Porter holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and has taught art in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Her floral paintings have been reproduced as motifs on quilting fabrics, greeting cards, flags, wall hangings, stained glass and many more.

On display December 13, 2021-March 4, 2022

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Rogel Cancer Center, Level 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open M-F from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


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.

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

VIEW EXHIBIT IN-PERSON – for patients, guests of patients, or Michigan Medicine faculty, staff or learners:
Gifts of Art Gallery –
Rogel Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Open M-F, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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