Elisa Schmidt’s “Travelations” Collection
On Display at Metro Melik 517 in Old Town throughout the Month of August
Artists Meet & Greet scheduled for August 7th from Noon to 4PM
513 E César E. Chávez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906
(Lansing, MI) – Mixed Media Artist Elisa Schmidt, the owner of Territory 50, will present her first showing in four years this August at the ‘Metro Melik 517’ Store in Old Town Lansing. The collection entitled “Travelations” will be on display & for purchase throughout the month of August with an Artist Meet & Greet scheduled for August 7th from Noon to 4PM. Included in the festivities of the meet & greet, Elisa will unveil two brand new, never before seen original works, specifically created for this engagement.
“Travelations” (Travel + Revelations) is a collection of personal themed watercolor & acrylic paintings inspired by photos from the many trips Elisa, the 2017 City Pulse Top of the Town Finalist, has taken over the years. This will be the first time she has shown her work publicly since the passing of her sister back in 2018. “I feel like I have evolved my artwork over the last several years, and I want others from the community to share in the progression of my style,” said Elisa. In addition to the original works being available for purchase, there will also be notecards, posters, and giclee prints of the originals available at the store. Prices range between $5.00 for things such as notecards to $350.00 for original works.
Metro Melik 517 opened last month in Old Town and features a variety of Lansing & 517 themed products. “I have been friends with Melik Brown for several years,” says Elisa. “When Melik opened the store, he asked me to be one of the first artists to show work at the store, and I jumped at the chance.” It is fitting that one of the region's most recognized artists will be on display at a business that celebrates the community in such a unique way.
About the Artist:
Elisa Schmidt is a watercolor & mixed media artist from Lansing, MI. She holds a Bachelors of Art from Sienna Height University in Adrian, where she studied graphic design. Her art has been featured all throughout Michigan, from St. Ignace and Petoskey, to St. Johns and Lansing. She has illustrated two published books; The Business of Beans: A Young Entrepreneur’s Story in Tanzania, written by Lisa Mulka, and The Story that Lives Across the Sea, written by Charis Calender-Suemnik. Elisa’s art has hung in galleries such as Michigan Artist’s Market in Petoskey, Katalyst and Absolute Galleries in Lansing, Keys to Creativity in Lansing, TIC in East Lansing, Studio Retreat in St. Johns, Gracie’s Place in Williamston, at the Art and Craft Beerfest in Lansing, the Alma Wine Festival, Arts Night Out events in Lansing, 517 Day, & the Summer of Love Music Festival. Her work has been shown on two billboards in Lansing. She painted two pianos, one of which is in the City Market in Lansing. Both pianos have been featured multiple times in the City Pulse. Elisa herself has been featured in the Lansing City Pulse multiple times for exhibiting at different venues around Lansing. A photograph of hers was featured in News- Press Tropicalia in the “Pictures from Paradise” section. The Business of Beans: A Young Entrepreneur’s Story in Tanzania, was awarded the EIFLE award in 2017, Elisa won 1st place for Old Town Riverbash Plein Air painting contest in 2018, & was a top 5 finalist for the visual artist category in City Pulse Top of the Town, 2017. She has collaborated with Larry Grudt from Keys to Creativity for an art piece that was auctioned off raising money for Lansing schools, as well as with Anita Brett on a collaborative painting. Elisa has also shown with Julian Van Dyke at American Fifth Spirits.
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