Nationally Acclaimed Visual Artist Leisa Collins to Present Historic Preservation Award to the Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center (Will Also Host a Professional Development Workshop for Local Mid-Michigan Artists)
Historic Preservation Award & Artist Professional Development Workshop
Award Presentation Friday, August 5th at 7pm
Artist Professional Development Workshop Presented by Opportunity Arts LLC,
Friday, August 5th at 5:30pm
Both will take place at The Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center
100 E North St, Lansing, MI 48906
Nationally Acclaimed Visual Artist Leisa Collins, who has been featured in the New York Times & Huffington Post, will present her Historic Preservation Award to the Friends of Turner-Dodge at the Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center on August 5th at 7:00pm. The presentation is free to attend, and open to the public.
Before the presentation, Leisa will host & facilitate a professional development workshop for local artists presented by local arts administration firm Opportunity Arts LLC, of which Leisa is an Affiliate. The workshop will also take place at the Turner-Dodge House & is open to any artists wishing to gain additional knowledge about the field of visual art as a business. The workshop will cover creating a niche market for your art, as well as creating consistent reliable income as a career artist. Tickets are $5.00 for Opportunity Arts Affiliates, and $10.00 for the general public.
About the Leisa Collins Historic Preservation Award:
In March of 2013, Leisa instituted the Leisa Collins Historic Preservation Award. This award recognizes deserving individuals around the country who have set a stellar example of historic preservation through their efforts, skills or craftsmanship with regard to the historic homes or buildings in their area.
The Award consists of a framed original Leisa Collins pen and watercolor painting of the home or buildings that has been saved, preserved, restored or brought back to life, thereby historically enriching their city, town or local community. Each awardee is presented with the original painting by the artist during a presentation outside or in the vicinity of their award-winning project. This presentation will take place inside the Turner-Dodge House. Recipients of the award are decided through nominations and consultations with local historic societies, civic and community groups dedicated to historic preservation and building awareness regarding the beauty of historic architecture.
About the Artist:
Leisa Collins, a native of New Zealand, has carved a unique niche for herself as an acclaimed architectural artist. Passionate about architecture and travel, she rejected the confines of formal art training and instead, honed her craft while journeying the world.
Eventually settling in the United States, Collins became interested in the people and cultures that defined architecture throughout the country’s history. She was inspired to drive from coast to coast, creating original paintings of homes that inspired her in every state. She selected 650 of these works of art — as well as the fascinating stories behind many of them — to share with readers in her new book, Hand-Painted Homes: An Architectural Artist's Pen and Watercolor Journey Across America (May 2021). This vivid and captivating coffee table book explores architectural styles in all fifty states, plus the nation’s capital.
In 2013, she established the Leisa Collins Historic Preservation Award to pay tribute to exceptional individuals committed to saving and restoring old buildings across the country. Collins’ work has been seen in many publications such as The New York Times, Huffington Post and Los Angeles Times. Due to her fine eye toward detail and her deep respect and curiosity about the stories behind each home, Collins’ commissioned house portraits are always in high demand.
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