Artist Meet and Greet At Saper Galleries: Lou Heiser's Vistas Of Michigan

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Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:27 am
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Artist Lou Heiser and Saper Galleries owner Roy Saper

This weekend, discover artist-eye views of Mother Nature that exist far closer to home than you might imagine.

Artist Lou Heiser will take viewers on a journey through the beautiful landscapes of Michigan with his collection of oil paintings entitled “Vistas of Michigan.” The exhibition will be opening this Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1 to 4pm at Saper Galleries in downtown East Lansing. It is free and open to the public.

Saper Galleries is a long standing East Lansing gallery that has acquired its much deserved attention over the past 37 years by serving both the local community and art collectors from all over the globe. Owner, Roy Saper started the business in 1978, in his first home at 429 Bailey Street in East Lansing. Even then he was committed to a philosophy of sharing quality art with fellow residents. “I create these exhibitions, always free to everyone, as a commitment to community and love of sharing,” says Saper.

Over 1,500 original works of art by 150 artists are available at Saper Galleries, and the inventory is always changing. “I like original artwork that connects with people,” Saper states. He adds that the gallery strives to stock one of a kind art and diverse collections that appeal to all different tastes and that only a few talented individuals are selected every year from an incredible number of artists vying to be represented in the collection. Lou Heiser is one of those few.

Saper recognized the quality of Heiser’s work immediately, and has displayed his oil paintings since the artist approached him in 2009. “What I like, in particular, about Lou Heiser’s paintings,” reflects Saper, “is their relevance, and that he has a technical proficiency and maturity that allows him to achieve the results he is seeking.”

Heiser is a successful architect and landscape painter from Chicago, Illinois. He has designed houses all over the country, including homes in Leelanau County, Michigan, and his oil paintings are featured in various galleries across the state.

Vistas Of Michigan explores the nooks and crannies of Michigan in a collection of oil paintings that reflect the allure of nature and the artist’s imagination. “The paintings portray scenes that he visits near where he lives up north,” Notes Saper, “and he captures the exaggerated colors as a reflection of what his mind's eye sees. He does not paint for an audience, he paints for himself, and the joy and exuberance in his paintings is evident.”

The artist will be in East Lansing to meet with gallery visitors during the First Sunday Gallery Walk, Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1 to 4pm at Saper Galleries, 433 Albert, in downtown East Lansing. The exhibition will continue through December, Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and the first Sunday monthly from 1 to 4pm. Further information can be found at


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