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The Saper Galleries Michigan Collection:
Artists from the Great Lakes State

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State News article about The Michigan Collection

In 2010 Saper Galleries displayed an exhibition of artwork by 10 Michigan-connected artists from the Saper Galleries inventory.  Those artists (plus a new one recently added) are still represented by and on display at Saper Galleries with more recent artworks added to the collection.   Paintings, limited editions, pastels, sculpture, and mobiles. 

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                      Bauman mobile
Arthur Bauman

Unique mobiles by the best mobile designer and fabricator working today.  Originally from Detroit and now in New England.

Michael Callihan paintings
Michael Callihan

Pastoral oil paintings of Michigan landscapes, both real and imagined.  Spiritually, emotionally, and aesthetically pure.  Artist is in Rockford, Michigan.

Bruce Campbell watercolors
Bruce Campbell

Watercolors of fruits and vegetables by this former Taylor University art professor who lived in Mid-Michigan and now lives and paints in Indiana.

                      Chaney Fritz
Kathleen Chaney Fritz

Phenomenal paintings and limited editions of Michigan scenes recognizable to all who call Michigan home.  Lives in Ada, Michigan.

                      Heiser paintings
Lou Heiser

Brilliantly colored, lush landscapes painted in oil based on scenes from "Up North" where Heiser calls home.
Randall Higdon

Although known for his Michigan landscapes, on display is also a collection of his new non-objective (abstract) paintings!  Randall lives in Western Michigan.

Circle of Friendship
                      kinetic sculpture
Jack Hillman

Formerly an industrial designer, the Grand Rapids artist creates kinetic sculptures that are balanced, peaceful and in motion when touched lightly.  Jack also creates large outdoor sculptures for homes and outdoor public spaces!

Barbara McCleary
Barbara McCleary

A plein-air and studio painter also known for her Michigan landscapes.  Often commissioned to paint gardens and other specific scenes desired by collectors.  Lives in Okemos, Michigan.

Tunis Ponsen
Tunis Ponsen

The Dutch-born artist settled in western Michigan (and later moved to Chicago where he died in 1968).  Paintings and watercolors are mostly of Michigan rural scenes.  Rare linocuts are also displayed.

                      Lynn Smith
Peggy Lynn Smith

Amazingly detailed painter of intimate, realistic still life arrangements.  She exquisitely captures the fullness of her "portrait" subjects.  Lives in Brighton, Michigan.

Paul Varga

A master sculptor and retired art teacher from Petoskey, Michigan, Paul's abstract bronzes are solid, emotive and compelling to view and enjoy.

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