Art Exhibitions Reception

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


NCRC, Building 18 Lobby


Please join us for a reception to celebrate Adnan Charara - Construct (Noun), Silver Club Memory Program - Beautiful Minds, Susan Aaron-Taylor - Strata and Michelle Plucinsky & Chris Nordin - Furnace Design Studio.

Enjoy art and a delicious array of treats – savory and sweet.

Adnan Charara - Construct (Noun)

NCRC, Building 18 Lobby, Rotunda Gallery

Charara states that he makes art to “encourage critical investigations of oneself and the world” and that humor is a tool that allows him to present “existential motifs” in simplified form.  This exhibition “Constructs (Noun)” expresses “the constructs around us and propose possibilities of new ones. Immigration and globalization have made identity and culture a vast new frontier to be explored, to play with and embody and grow together with. Read More >>

Silver Club Memory Program - Beautiful Minds

NCRC, Building 10 Gallery

These original pieces of artwork were created by men and women living well with memory loss who participate in the Michigan Medicine,

UM Geriatrics Silver Club programs. The mission of the Silver Club programs is to build a community where people with memory loss make friends, share joys and fears, be creative and have fun through meaningful adult-focused engaging activities.  The exhibition consists of over 30 original art pieces that are watercolor, acrylic painting, collage and mixed media. Read More >>

Susan Aaron-Taylor - Strata

NCRC, Building 18, Connections Gallery

Susan Aaron-Taylor has exhibited her work for over three decades. The sculptures in this exhibition blend her love of Jungian psychology, alchemy, dreams, rituals, mythology, and shamanism with the detritus of matter.  Unlike geological strata, these layers are accessible for work two to three decades removed from their original expression. Read More >>

Michelle Plucinsky & Chris Nordin - Furnace Design Studio

NCRC, Building 18, Connections Courtyard Gallery

Furnace Design Studio, hailed as one of the trendiest and hippest studios in the Midwest, mixes talent, creativity and business savvy, to create a unique upscale studio and event facility. Artists and founding partners Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin fabricate and design site-specific bodies of work, mainly in glass, for private and public spaces. Using hand sculpted glass, blown glass, metal, wood, and quite often hand forged steel, Furnace Design Studio creates one-of-a-kind sculptures and fixtures that help clients stand out from their competitors. Read More >>

Exhibition dates: September 8, 2017 through December 12, 2017

General public hours: 9:00AM - 5:30PM, Monday - Friday

For more information contact: Grace Serra, Art Coordinator -