Save the Date:
Our 3rd Annual Exhibit: PAINTING LEELANAU
Landscape Paintings at the Old Art Building, Leland
Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11, 2012

PLEASE JOIN US for an exhibition of landscape paintings of Leelanau county by artists Anne Corlett, Royce Deans, Angela Saxon and Lynn Uhlmann will be shown at the Old Art Building.  The exhibit will feature many works painted on properties preserved by the Leelanau Conservancy. As landscape painters, we share many similar goals with them. A portion of sales from this exhibit will be donated to the Conservancy.

Show hours:
Friday, August 9 from 3-9 pm
Saturday, August 10 from 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, August 11 from noon – 4 pm
Join the artists for receptions Friday and Saturday evenings from 6-9pm.

ANGELA SAXON paints the landscapes that surround her–for the past 25 years that has primarily been Leelanau County. Most often a plein air painter, her landscapes offer an expressive perspective on the views and vistas we all know, love, and cherish. In recent years her work has expanded to include landscapes from vacations in Burgundy, France and the Umbria region of Italy. She holds a BFA in Painting from Indiana University, and has lived and worked in Leelanau County since 1987.

ANNE CORLETT is from the Saugatuck area and has studied at Oxbow in Saugatuck, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Art in London. She holds a BA of Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin. She paints in oils and pastel and prefers to work outdoors in order to connect to the landscape. “Painting makes me feel whole. Painting makes me feel useful. Painting makes me feel free. I am happiest when, painting, I am able to let go of being careful, of thinking too hard. It is good to ride the wave of energy and awareness and forget everything I ever knew.”

LYNN UHLMANN has become a part-time resident of Leelanau County. Her paintings are inspired by the wooded landscapes in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Dappled patterns of light through the trees inspire an emotional response to being immersed in these stunning landscapes. Viewers are surrounded by magnificent trees that sway and dance. “I want to express the magic that I feel in the extraordinary gems found on the Leelanau Peninsula.”  Her education includes a BFA and MFA.

ROYCE DEANS has lived in Northern Michigan for 23 years. Working in this environment has informed his paintings in a very special way. Painting “the county” is where he rediscovered a love of capturing the landscape in paint, from painting the shapes and contours in its skies and rolling hills. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from the American Academy of Art. He has spent much of the last 5 years working in different parts of the world working on large scale abstract expressionist projects.

About the Leelanau Conservancy:
The Leelanau Conservancy is a nonprofit organization established in 1988 to support, in a balanced manner, the preservation of the natural beauty, ecological integrity and working farms of the Leelanau Peninsula. Their mission: Conserving the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County.

For more information:  |  |  231 929 0979
Old Art Building: 111. S. Main, (corner of Main and Cedar Streets) Leland, MI