Janice Dumas (May 5-18), of Milford, Michigan, is a watercolor painter. The focus of her residency will be plein air painting at a range of iconic Leelanau County sites, from the sand dunes to the Big Lake. Presentation: Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Elizabeth McBride (May 19-June 1), is a writer and poet living in Grand Ledge, Michigan. She plans to work on a collection of poems to ready them for publication; and to develop a portfolio of new, place- and nature-based poems. Presentation: Thursday, May 30, 7:30 p.m.
Jim Jacoby (June 2-15), of Livonia, Michigan, is a photographer whose residency will focus on the area’s special natural features – from the dunes in pre-dawn and dusk hours to other ecosystems off the beaten path. Presentation: Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.
James Johnson (August18-31), a watercolor painter living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, looks forward to painting in the county, focusing on places lit by early morning and late afternoon light. Presentation: Thursday, August 29, 7:30 p.m.
Mark T. Meyer (September 1-14), of Traverse City, Michigan, is a painter who’ll use his residency to make sketches and studies of the area’s natural features, the effects of light and color on them and work toward completing several pieces about the lakeshore. Presentation: Thursday, September 12, 7:30 p.m.
Jim Markle (September 15-28), is a pastel painter living in Grand Rapids. His residency will concentrate on day-long painting sessions. Jim is especially interested in painting the Leelanau landscape and its glacial geography. Presentation: Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.
Karen Hildebrandt (September 29-October 12), lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her medium is historical fiction and plans to use her residency to work on – if not complete – a novel based on the life of Emily Wilding Davison, a British suffragette. Presentation: Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Connie Cronenwett (October 13-26), of Dexter, Michigan, is an oil painter. Her residency will focus on painting a series of dunescapes, dune vegetation and the effects of changing light and shadow. Presentation: Thursday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Paul Arno Rose (January 12-25, 2014), lives in Garden, Michigan. He wants to explore Glen Arbor and the National Lakeshore area with his camera, documenting people, landscape and other wintertime influences on this ecosystem. Presentation: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 7:30 p.m.