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Sunday, Jul 13, 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 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

Things with Wings

Event Type:
Other
Sponsor:
Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location:
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Room:
N/A

Children and their parents invited to learn about and celebrate the many winged creatures that live at Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Drop in for one event or stay for the afternoon. All events are free. Featuring:

* Leslie Science & Nature Center with live birds of prey; * Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers; * Face painting by Flutterby Faces; * Guided bug safaris; * Bird Center of Washtenaw County; * Monarch Watch; * Local performance group Spontaneous Art; * Crafts; * Kite flying

Presented by Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

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Website:
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/default.asp
Tags:
birds
environmental
leslie science center
matthaei botanical gardens
monarch watch

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam

Dave Mason
Event Type:
Performance
Sponsor:
Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)
Time:
7:30 pm
Location:
Off Campus Location
Room:
The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Take a trip back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam, which was a true sight-and-sound experience. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason offers an evening of music history and just plain great music as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic, and the songs that launched his successful solo career. Dave founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers. They made music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. Dave went on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist, penning dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, and Mama Cass Elliot. This is one traffic jam you'll be happy to be caught in!

*VIP TICKETS: A limited number of VIP tickets will include: a Gold Circle seat, a VIP laminate pass, meet and greet w/ Dave Mason before the show, photo with Dave, personalized autograph, official tour book, and one merchandise item TBD.

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Cost:
General Admission: $35, Reserved: $42, Gold Circle: $55, VIP: $180
Website:
https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=8f95721a5070ad4eaef81e5e16d68a91
Tags:
dave mason
music
the ark
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