With the board decision to return both the Yellow House and Clovelly House, due to financial hardship, to the City of Sebring who has supported the Highlands Art League and Highlands Museum of the Arts, the impact is felt with the changes to our artist-in-residence program. We have been happy to serve the community through this program over the past several years. Our last artist, Caleigh Bird, is a figurative artist whose blend of contemporary and classical realism serves to depict her modern subjects in true-to-life bold character, while still being rendered as carefully as the traditionally trained masters she has spent her life studying in the US and abroad. While primarily an oil painter, Caleigh is also known for her signature grayscale portraits in graphite and contè, as well as for creating weekly live model charcoal drawings on a colorful array of toned paper. HAL was delighted to have Caleigh as our artist-in-residence December, 2019 – mid-February, 2020. While at HAL, Caleigh started a free weekly Open Studio program for teens, taught classes for adults in portraiture, curated art exhibits, assisted with public events, assisted at the Clovelly House, and participated in member events. We hope in the future to move to another format with this program. Stay tuned for future details.
Learn more about Caleigh and contact her @ https://www.caleighbirdart.com