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Nawal Motawi Shares “Gift of Art”

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Nawal Motawi (BFA 1988) will be one of the many artists to share their work through Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art program. The aim of Gifts of Art is to bring art and music to those experiencing stress and illness in order to assist in the healing process by nurturing and engaging them. Every few months, Michigan Medicine brings in work from different artists and displays them in its lobbies, corridors, and care centers. Motawi’s tile work will be on view December 18, 2017-March 11, 2018 on the first floor of the Taubman Health Center North Lobby. There are also 17 permanent Motawi tile murals throughout Michigan Medicine.

After graduating from the Stamps School of Art & Design, Nawal Motawi moved to Detroit to study tilemaking at Pewabic Pottery. She later moved back to Ann Arbor and began making tiles in a garage studio, selling them at the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market. Today, Motawi owns two businesses — Motawi Tileworks and Rovin Ceramics — and employs over thirty people. She strives to create an inclusive workplace culture that puts the employee first, which she believes will lead to the best quality work.

Gifts of Art: Bringing the world of art & music to Michigan Medicine