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On display September 7-December 3, 2021

McClungREAL PEOPLE: WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS
Catherine McClung

Canadian born Catherine McClung makes her home and studio in Spring Lake, Michigan. Lovers of nature and tableware may be familiar with her designs on Lenox china. Although best known for her watercolor paintings of birds, this exhibition features McClung’s recent work – watercolor portraits. One of McClung’s other projects was representing Michigan with a White House Christmas tree ornament, featured on HGTV's White House Artisans. One of her proudest achievements is an 8 x 9 ft. mural of the 33 birds mentioned in the Bible on display in the United Methodist Church compound in Chelsea, Michigan.

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Center North Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


IMoDDCOLORFUL CALIFORNIA DINNERWARE
International Museum of Dinnerware Design

Nothing quite sets off a gathering like exuberant dinnerware! In 2020, the International Museum of Dinnerware Design (IMoDD) received a donation of more than 350 pieces from the Bill Stern estate, who founded the Museum of California Design in Los Angeles, California. Designers include Rockwell Kent, Dorothy Thorpe, and LaGarda Tackett, among others. A partial list of the manufacturers of these designs include Vernon Kilns, Schmid Porcelain International, Wallace China, Vadna of California, Bauer and Pacific Pottery. The forms are innovative, the decorative patterns are spell-binding, and the glazes are frequently bright, bright, bright.

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Center North Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Open 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


VandervennetMICHIGAN MEDICINE EMPLOYEE ART EXHIBITION
Each year Gifts of Art presents an exhibition of artwork by Michigan Medicine faculty, staff, learners, volunteers and family members. It showcases the exceptional talent, creativity and accomplishments of artists in the extensive (~29,000) Michigan Medicine community. There are artist juried ribbon awards for Best in Category, Best in Show, and a People's Choice award determined by online voting (see exhibit online) through Monday, Nov. 8 at 8:00 p.m. For more information, please visit: www.med.umich.edu/goa/employee.htm.

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

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Gifts of Art Gallery – Taubman Center South Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Open 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
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TennentHEALING BOTANICALS: PHOTOGRAPHY & CHINESE MEDICINE
Laurie & Sarah Tennent

Laurie and Sarah Tennent combine their experience as photographer and Acupuncturist-Chinese Herbal Medicine practitioner to create large-scale photographs on aluminum of medicinal botanicals combined with descriptions of their properties. Their goal is to present both the essence and energetics of the plant. Laurie is a celebrated photographer and Sarah is an accomplished acupuncturist who studied Chinese herbal medicine in China. They share a deep attunement to botanicals and their healing properties and embrace the concept of biophilia, first mentioned by psychoanalyst Eric Fromm, describing it as "the passionate love of life and of all that is alive."

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

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Gifts of Art Gallery –
University Hospital Main Lobby, Fl. 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Open 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


HershensonI DO KNOW JACK! ACRYLIC ON CANVAS & METAL PRINTS
Kenneth Hershenson

Kenneth Hershenson, a native Detroiter, paints photorealistic images that share joy, humor and offer relief from the day-to-day stresses of life. His series of acrylic paintings, I DO Know Jack!, explores reflections in chrome that open a world beyond the edges of the canvas. He places toy chrome jacks at unusual scales in unexpected settings, and engages viewers with the titles. A self-taught and lifelong artist, in 2015, Hershenson won first place in the Michigan Great Artist Competition and top 25 artist in 2D at Art Prize 7. His background includes designing Starbucks stores for their Japan market and architectural design for Disneyland.

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

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Gifts of Art Gallery –
University Hospital Main Corridor, Fl. 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Open 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

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ChararaFOUND & RECONSTRUCTED WORLD: OBJECTS & BRONZE
Adnan Charara

Adnan Charara’s life circumstances have compelled him to contemplate themes such as ethnicity, identity, diversity, anxiety, fear, love and acceptance. Discussion on these topics can help forge connections between oneself and others as well as with one’s emotions and the physical world. Charara’s use of comical and cartoon-like subject matter in his paintings, prints and sculptures allows him to present existential motifs in a simplified form. In the Historia series, his found object sculptures express parts of his internal struggles, and reflect on history’s relationship with contemporary society. They are blueprints for being human: imperfect, unique, multi-faceted.

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

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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 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.


HuangHURON RIVER SERIES: OIL PAINTINGS
Mingshi Huang

International exhibiting artist Mingshi Huang has been a resident of southeast Michigan and has walked the shores of the Huron River for over 30 years. Huang's artwork includes painting and sculpture, and his interests cover a variety of subjects and genres. This exhibition features oil paintings on canvas and linen created by the artist in recent years. They depict river scenes based on the artist's on-site observation and en plein air (open air) work along the Huron River around Ann Arbor. Because of the challenge outdoors of constantly changing light, the paintings have impressionist characteristics and reveal different aspects of the artist’s love of nature.

On display September 7-December 3, 2021

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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, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 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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