Four artists featured at Fishtown benefit
An exhibition of landscape painting of Leelanau County by four artists is being shown this week at the Old Art Building in Leland.
Artists Anne Corlett, Royce Deans, Angela Saxon and Lynn Uhlmann will be featured Friday from 3 – 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Artist receptions are set for 6 – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Uhlmann’s education includes bachelor and master’s degrees in fine arts. Over the past 30 years, she has participated in numerous national exhibitions of work in ceramics, painting and photography. She has vacationed in this area for the past 29 years.
Saxon has painted landscapes that surround her for the past 25 years in Leelanau County. Primarily a plein air painter, her landscapes offer an expressive perspective on the views and vistas known and loved on the peninsula. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Indiana University and has lived and worked in Leelanau County since 1987.
Deans has lived in northern Michigan for 23 years. 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 the last five years working in different parts of the world working on large scale abstract expressionist projects.
Corlett is from the Saugatuck area and has studied at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Royal Academy of Art in London. She paints in oils and pastel and prefers to work outdoors in order to connect to the landscape.
A portion of sales from this exhibit will be donated to the Fishtown Preservation Society.