You are Invited to Meet the Artist! Your friends at SAPER GALLERIES warmly invite you to meet Leelanau County, Michigan artist Lou Heiser this Sunday

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You are Invited to Meet the Artist!

Lou Heiser and Roy

Artist Lou Heiser with gallery owner Roy Saper

Your friends at SAPER GALLERIES warmly invite you to meet Leelanau County, Michigan artist Lou Heiser this Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1 to 4pm at SAPER GALLERIES in downtown East Lansing!

Heiser will visit with those attending the opening of VISTAS OF MICHIGAN - The Oil Paintings of Lou Heiser.


Miller Hill Lookout, 16 x 20", oil on canvas

At this exhibition you will enjoy the artist's striking use of brilliant colors to depict what he observes from the lookouts, hills, rivers, dunes, fields, roads, and farm country in the northwestern area of Michigan's lower peninsula. Heiser's new paintings highlight Harbor Springs, Empire, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Glen Arbor, among other areas.

Fall Just Happens-24x24 2900

Fall Just Happens, 24 x 24", oil on board

Heiser, 77, was born in Chicago where he attended the Art Institute and later studied oil painting at the University of Illinois while pursuing a degree in architecture. After more than 30 years in Chicago working as an illustrator for advertising agencies and studios, Heiser ultimately opened his own studio. We have been honored to display his unique paintings at SAPER GALLERIES since 2009.


Starlit Harbor Springs, 20 x 30", oil on canvas

"Illustration was a wonderful experience and training ground for my current landscape painting. Unencumbered by deadlines as an illustrator, oil painting offers many freedoms including a third dimension of texture and brushwork. While I enjoy painting on location for its teaching aspects, I prefer studio painting where less visual scenery forces more imagination and design," Heiser notes.


Seasonal Road, 12 x 9" oil on canvas

You are certain to be captivated by Lou Heiser's unique portrayal of some of Michigan's lesser known scenes from the eyes of a truly talented artist who captures those moments when light and majesty highlight the VISTAS OF MICHIGAN.

Heiser also paints southwest-themed paintings during the months he lives in Arizona. Southwest Art Magazine recently featured a story on Heiser's current exhibition at the Tucson Desert Art Museum.


Buffalo Clouds, 20 x 16", oil on canvas

Please join us and meet artist Lou Heiser during the First Sunday Gallery Walk, Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1 to 4pm at Saper Galleries, 433 Albert Avenue, downtown East Lansing, 517-351-0815. Photos and descriptions of the exhibited paintings are here.

The exhibition VISTAS OF MICHIGAN continues through December, Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm and the first Sunday monthly from 1 to 4pm.

Paintings may be reserved in advance of the opening and the artist will dedicate the back of those selected for acquisition. SAPER GALLERIES ships and installs artwork worldwide.

The gallery is fully accessible and all are welcome always. You may email us here.


You may enjoy an exhibition preview published October 2, 2015 on the site