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Painting has become a Passion’ with Leanor Papai at Heartland

Heartland Leanor PapaiHeartland Artists Gallery is proud to welcome Leanor Papai to the Gallery in the month of June as our featured artist. There will be an Open House, Sunday, June 2 from 1-4 p.m. at the Gallery located at 101 N. Michigan Street in downtown Plymouth. The community is invited to share refreshments, con­versation and the arts! Leanor’s art will be displayed from May 28 through June 22.

Leanor Papai is from Anderson, Indiana has always been interested in art. Even as a child she had a gift for drawing and constantly endeavored to learn as much as she could. Over the years, Leanor has taken many workshops and classes and continues to study in the arts. Some of the artists she has studied with are: Skip Lawrence, Ann Templeton, Paul Sweaney, the late Helen Newman, and most

recently, Diane Tesler of Torpedo Art School in Alexandria, Virginia. Leanor shared, “Being with other artists energizes me and keeps the creative juices going”.

Since retiring from nursing, painting has become her passion. The challenge to continually become better drives her. Leanor’s artwork is mostly done with oils, but she enjoys varying her media and also works in watercolor, pastels, and mixed media.

Leanor is an active member of the Art Association of Randolph County, the Art Association of Madison County, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, the Hoosier Salon, and the Indiana Artists Club, Inc. As an award-winning artist, she has exhibited locally as well at the Southeastern Art Guild of Aurora, the Art Barn of Valparaiso, the Harrison Gallery in Indianapolis, and the Indiana State Fair.

Heartland_LeanorLeanor and her husband reside in Anderson, Indiana and enjoy traveling together. During their travel­ing adventures she takes time to paint en plein aire (painting the reality of a outside setting, not from a photo reference). Many of the paintings on display at Heartland Artists Gallery are from their travels.

The Gallery is also getting ready for one of their biggest annual events, the‘Art in the Street’ art festi­val. This will take place Saturday, June 22nd from 10-3 on Michigan Street in downtown Plymouth. This free event will host artists’ booths, local and new food vendors, craft beer and wine, REES the­atre tours, music, dance and theatre on the street, kid’s activities, and so much more. Heartland’s event will lead into more music entertainment that evening with the REES Theatre hosting their fund­raiser, where two concerts will be held in River Park Square (one block off Michigan Street where ‘Art in the Street’ is held). Little Orphan Andy will perform from 4:30-6:00PM, and from 7-9PM Andy Davis will be on stage. For more information on Art in the Street visit Heartland’s facebook page or call Anna 219.477.0747. The REES concert tickets can be purchase at the Heartland Gallery, the Marshall County Museum, or online at

The Gallery’s mission is to support area artists, and to bring and to teach the arts to our community. Our not-for-profit Gallery gives area artists a venue to show and sell their art. Our art classes fulfill our mission for educating and they also assist in our financial means to maintain the Gallery. Visit, Facebook, Instagram or call 574.936.9515 for more information. The Gallery is located in downtown Plymouth. Gallery hours are Tues.-Sat. 10-4.


Photo Caption: This beautiful floral painting was done by Leanor Papai from Anderson, Indiana. See this and more en plein aire paintings at the Gallery Open House Sunday, June 2 from 1-4.

Photo Caption: Heartland Artists Gallery is pleased to welcome Leanor Papai as our featured artist in the month of June. Visit the Gallery in downtown Plymouth to see her work and over twenty-five other local artists’ art.