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Friday, Jul 11, 2014

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Exhibit: The International Year of Crystallography

photo of the inside of a geode, courtesy of the U-M Library
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University Library
Time:
12:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location:
Shapiro Harold & Vivian Library
Room:
Third Floor Hallway

Crystallography is the branch of science concerned with the structure and properties of crystals. Come and see crystals from the Museum of Natural History, books from the Library's collection, and displays of the equipment used at the X-Ray Crystallography Lab.

UNESCO chose 2014 as the International year of Crystallography because it commemorates two important anniversaries in the study of matter: the centennial of X-ray diffraction, and the 400th anniversary of Kepler’s observation in 1611 of the symmetrical form of ice crystals. Both breakthroughs led to subsequent studies in the role of symmetry in matter and the nature of crystalline material. U-M continues this investigation today.

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Website:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/events/international-year-of-crystallography
Tags:
library
museum of natural history

Gifts of Art presents Paperweights & Studio Glass

UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

UM-Dearborn Permanent Art Collection

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Cancer Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Level B2.

The American studio glass movement started in 1962 with glass workshops held at the Toledo Museum of Art. The workshops, taught by Harvey Littleton along with scientist Dominick Labino, introduced a small furnace built for working glass that made it possible for artists to work in independent studios. The studio glass movement quickly spread north to Michigan, and in 1982, a decision was made that studio glass would be the focus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn permanent art collection, which is housed at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery. This exhibition is a portion of that collection, spotlighting studio glass art by major artists working in the medium, including Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky and Richard Ritter.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Blue World/Green World: Fiber Art

Fiber Artists Coalition

Fiber Artists Coalition

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Cancer Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Level 1.

Member artists of the Fiber Artists Coalition employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art. The work has a contemporary edge, ranging from representative, to impressionistic, to abstract. The Blue World/Green World collection explores humankind's multifaceted relationship with the natural world. Mining the beauties of field and forest, sea and sky, and mountain and meadow, the work invites experiential reflection on nature's capacity for centering the spirit, healing the soul and cultivating harmony and peace.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Firenation: An Odyssey in Cast & Blown Glass

Firenation: An Odyssey in Cast & Blown Glass

Matthew J. Paskiet

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — North Lobby, Floor 1

Toledo, Ohio and Holland, Michigan artist Matthew J. Paskiet began glassblowing in 1993 at the Toledo Museum of Art. In 2002, he formed Firenation, ltd., his current glass studio and gallery. For the past five years, he’s also been working in the Ohio Arts Council’s artist in residency program, and he has taught kiln cast glass in schools across Ohio. Traditionally, he works in blown and or off-hand sculpture, leaning towards the abstract. His Conversation series included in this exhibition is an attempt to deal with loss and the fragility of life while realizing the illusion of invincibility from a manmade world.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents My Healing Art: Ink Drawing

My Healing Art: Ink Drawing

Zahrah Resh

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — North Lobby, Floor 1

Zahrah loves forms that have circular line; textures fascinate and colors inspire her. My Healing Art, a series of ink drawings, were first created during her recovery from thyroid cancer a few years ago. Ill and filled with distress, fear and helplessness, she could only muster enough energy to draw simple circular shapes and lines. But she soon discovered that the act of drawing these abstract shapes everyday was therapeutic and healing. She found doing the drawings meditative and calming, and for the first time since the terrifying diagnosis, she felt connected, comforted and secure. This very personal body of work tells her story of healing.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Moments of Clarity: Oil on Board

Moments of Clarity: Oil on Board

Elisa R. Boughner

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — South Lobby, Floor 1

Elisa R. Boughner was born in the United States, raised in Mexico and studied art in America and Europe. Her work reflects the influence of each of these cultures, as well as a range of painting styles such as Impressionism, German Expressionism and Cubism. The result is a unique and highly personal style that brings extraordinary vibrancy to often ordinary subjects. She now has a studio in Glenview, Illinois.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Sewn Morphology: Embroidered Sculpture

Sewn Morphology: Embroidered Sculpture

Kirsten Lund

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — South Lobby, Floor 1

Ann Arbor based artist and designer Kirsten Lund received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and works in a variety of media including fiber, painting and printmaking. In this recent series, abstract sewn and crocheted forms are covered in embroidered, beaded and hand-printed imagery. Inspired by patterns in nature, whether anatomical, microscopic or aerial, the elements are related in form and reference point. Rooted in the seductive physicality of traditional craft processes and created with conceptual frameworks, the finished objects exist at the junction of art and craft. Lund has exhibited throughout the country and locally at the Ann Arbor Art Center.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents A Retrospective: Mixed Media on Canvas

A Retrospective: Mixed Media on Canvas

David Howell

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Main Lobby, Floor 1

David Howell is a cancer physician and artist. He received his Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is a former faculty member of the U-M Medical School. Howell has been practicing medicine for over 30 years and art for over 50. He received inspiration from the Color Field and Abstract Expressionist artists of the 20th century, impressive humans and human achievement, and the inaugural ArtPrize exhibition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Howell's work has been on display in three subsequent ArtPrize exhibitions. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Houses, Landscapes, Flowers & Dreams: Mixed Media Painting

Houses, Landscapes, Flowers & Dreams: Mixed Media Painting

CJ Hurley

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Main Corridor, Floor 2

Portland, Oregon artist CJ Hurley creates paintings and drawings that fall into separate categories of houses, landscapes, flowers and dreams; each has significance in its association with nature. The paintings are targeted to bring people back to a Romantic mind set, which places humans as a part of nature and not separate nor above it. Hurley’s inspiration for this collection was to evoke, “neo-romantic sentiment regarding nature and humanity’s place in it”. He is a member of the Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan group, and the mark appears in his work.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Gifts of Art presents Maternity: Needle Felting

 Maternity: Needle Felting

Daria Lvovsky

Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
Gifts of Art
Time:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location:
University Hospitals
Room:
Gifts of Art Gallery — Main Corridor, Floor 2

Daria Lvovsky, a native of the USSR who currently lives in Israel, combines her love of nature with her affinity for maternal scenes in this unique exhibition of needle felted animal dolls. Lvovsky, who holds an MSc degree in Biology from the University of Belarus, manages to create exceptionally realistic animal dolls made of all natural fibers. Being a mother to her three young daughters, Lvovsky feels the maternal instinct in all mothers is admirable and inspiring.

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Website:
http://www.med.umich.edu/goa/exhibits.htm
Tags:
health and wellness
visual arts

Three Michigan Architects: Part 2—Robert Metcalf

Robert Metcalf
Event Type:
Exhibition
Sponsor:
University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:
Museum of Art
Room:
N/A

Robert Metcalf’s domestic and commercial buildings represent some of the most important and recognizable modern architecture in Michigan. Born in 1923, Metcalf is a native of Ohio. He began his education at the University of Michigan in 1941 but his studies were halted during World War II. After serving in Europe, Metcalf returned to Ann Arbor and finished his degree in 1950. Upon graduation, he worked as an apprentice to George B. Brigham and began teaching Architecture at the University of Michigan. Metcalf began his own practice in 1953 and completed over 120 projects Ann Arbor and the Detroit Metro area. This exhibition presents 13 domestic projects that span his six-decade-long career from 1953-2008, highlighting his straightforward design aesthetic, featuring many of his iconic flat-roofed houses. Each project selected exemplifies Metcalf’s mid-century modern architectural vocabulary that results in functional, minimalist spaces for living.

This exhibition presents 13 domestic projects that span his six-decade-long career from 1953-2008, highlighting his straightforward design aesthetic, featuring many of his iconic flat-roofed houses. Each project selected exemplifies Metcalf’s mid-century modern architectural vocabulary that results in functional, minimalist spaces for living.

Three Michigan Architects: Part 2–Metcalf is the second in a series of three consecutive exhibitions, with subsequent presentation of domestic work by George Brigham (July 19–October 12, 2014). Part 1 of the series presented the work of David Osler (December 21, 2013–March 30, 2013). The series will culminate in Fall 2014 with a symposium, as well as the publication of Three Michigan Architects: Osler, Metcalf, and Brigham—both of which will explore the importance of this circle of Ann Arbor-based architects, situating their regional body of domestic work into the larger context of modern architecture in the U.S. that developed on the East Coast and West Coast from the 1930s–1980s.

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Website:
http://www.umma.umich.edu/
Tags:
exhibit
umma

Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth
Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Louisiana's Sonny Landreth is a mesmerizing master of the slide guitar. He can do it all—think three-finger left-hand chords with a bottleneck on the left little finger, and a whole battery of effects coming from the right hand. And he puts all his technique at the service of insightful original songs that show a unique appreciation of Lousiana and its culture. Sonny was the first white member of Clifton Chenier's Red Hot Louisiana Band, and other musicians he's worked with include John Hiatt, John Mayall, Zachary Richard, Beausoleil, Junior Wells, Mark Knopfler, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Allen Toussaint, and Steve Riley. Eric Clapton calls Sonny "probably the most underestimated musician on the planet." For years he's been the go-to guy for Southern slide guitar, and his solo work will blow you away. Sonny's latest album, the all-instrumental "Elemental Journey," finds the guitarist continuing to push the boundaries of the electric guitar's musical capabilities.

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Cost:
General Admission: $25, Reserved: $32
Website:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=3d8c5f042e67fd4abec997392b10fbe8
Tags:
music
sonny landreth
the ark

MTango Beginners Series

Event Type:
Class / Instruction
Sponsor:
MTango
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location:
Mason Hall
Room:
1st Floor

MTango is a student organization dedicated to spreading the joy of Argentine tango in the University of Michigan community and beyond. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding teachers at affordable prices, and we look for instructors who are not only excellent dancers and experienced teachers but are also articulate and personable people. We also host social dance parties and share our talents through performances. MTango offers a popular intensive beginner's series in Argentine tango (no partner or experience required), as well as classes for more advanced dancers. It's a great way to meet people, listen to awesome music, relax, share a few dances, and have lots of fun!

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Website:
http://www.umich.edu/~mtango/
Tags:
dance
multicultural
music
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