Last call: Catch art exhibitions at Michigan Medicine before they’re gone!

June 1, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

A series of art exhibitions hosted by Gifts of Art will be on display through the end of this week, Friday, June 4.

If you are on the main medical campus, be sure to check them out. Three of the exhibitions that have yet to be highlighted in Headlines include:

Oil & Gouache by 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 orthopaedic 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.

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through June 4     

Nontraditional Jewelry by 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 purchases them from artists across the globe. She especially enjoys bead stores and flea markets around the U.S., 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.

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – University Hospital Main Corridor, Floor 2.
When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through June 4

Pencil Works by Diane Telian

Diane Telian is an Ann Arbor-based 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.

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery – Rogel Cancer Center, Level 1. 
When: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday