Marlisa Dunn Art
Artist Marlisa Dunn, of Cleveland Heights, will be Legacy Village’s summer Artist in Residence, with a studio/gallery setup near Starbucks. Open studio hours will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. where visitors can watch Marlisa work. At the conclusion of her summer residency, Marlisa will host an art show and sale on September 17-18 with the paintings she created during the summer available.
A former gym owner, Marlisa picked up painting as a hobby two years ago. “It was something I fell in love with and wished I had started sooner. It was like learning a new language and changed how I see things in the world. When the pandemic hit, I was left scrambling as gyms were forced to close. There was tremendous uncertainty in the world and with the future of my gym. I channeled that devastating emotion into painting. I painted every single day in 2020 and found new ways to express myself and knew this was the path I needed to follow,” said Marlisa Dunn.
Additionally, Marlisa will be creating live pieces of art during select Legacy Live performances over the summer months, including June 11, July 2, July 16, July 23, August 6, August 20, and August 27.
Marlisa primarily paints small and larger-than-life portraits and florals, using oil paint and watercolors. “Through this residency, I hope to push myself creatively, expand my techniques and tap into the emotion and sense of longing of what I’m painting. I also receive great energy from painting live at events and I hope to harness that in my Legacy Live paintings.”
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