Photo gallery: Winners announced at 32nd annual Employee Art Exhibition
Every Michigan Medicine employee is immensely talented — both at the academic medical center and when they head home.
To recognize some of those unique abilities, Gifts of Art holds an Employee Art Exhibition each year.
The latest exhibition is up at the Taubman Center through Dec. 6. It featured 84 pieces of art created by 57 faculty, staff, students, volunteers and family members.
Recently, Gifts of Art gave out its annual awards to the artwork that stood out most, as juried by Jim Leija, deputy director for public experience and learning at the U-M Museum of Art.
For instance, Best in Show went to Shannon Vandervennet of pediatrics administration, for her work entitled Great Power, Great Responsibility.
Also recognized was the People’s Choice winner, Harley Hardin from the UH operating rooms, for a piece called Skully McSkullface.
Congratulations to Shannon, Harley and all of this year’s winners, who are listed below. Be sure to check out their work in the photo gallery above or at Taubman Center through Dec. 6!
Winner: Contemplating Beauty by Neeru Choudhary, East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center
Honorable mention (tie): Mystic Morning by Yinru Sieracki, Pathology
Honorable mention tie): Colton’s Mountain by Colton McGowan, son of Richard McGowan, Kellogg Eye Center Optical Shop
Drawing and Pastel
Winner: Queen by Merideth Sauvé, Nursing Clerical Services
Honorable mention: Tomato Frog by Jeff Pollack, Key & ID Office (Security Services)
Collage and Mixed Media
Winner: Oct. 3, 2001 by Debra A. Omans, Nursing CVC Administration
Honorable mention: Geometric Junk Mail by Elizabeth Jewell, Department of Anesthesiology
Black and White Photography
Winner: California Web by Kira Kern-Wenger, daughter of Stacey Kern, Medical Procedures Unit
Honorable mention: Pont d’lena – Paris, France by Prahatha Venkatraman, Department of Pharmacology
Winner: Evening Flight City Lights by Mitzi Rabe, Rogel Cancer Center Nursing
Honorable mention: Busy Bee’s Delight by Sandra Hess, General Pediatrics
Winner: Wolf by Angel Orton, sister of Jessy Butts, Bedside Art Program
Honorable mention: Wildly Myopic Tiger by Jane F. Riebe-Rodgers, Pediatric Trauma Program
Winner: Golden Jade by Angela James, Security Services
Honorable mention: Nefertari Collar by Sandy Collins, CVC 2A Recovery
Ceramics and Glasswork
Winner: Plate with Vase by Julianne Walsh, Medical School Facilities: Space Information
Honorable mention: Diversity Smiles by Mollie Bodin, Clinical Trials Support Office
Sculpture and Assemblage
Winner: Skully McSkullface by Harley Hardin, UH Operating Rooms
Honorable mention: Flower for Jennifer by Dean Mueller, Division of Anatomical Sciences
Winner: Growing Baby by Susan Adams, UH Operating Rooms
Honorable mention: Culebra Rooster by Lisa Singer, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
People’s Choice: Skully McSkullface by Harley Hardin, UH Operating Rooms
Best in Show: Great Power, Great Responsibility by Shannon Vandervennet, Pediatrics Administration