Leelanau landscape through Burian’s eyes

From staff reports

Paintings of Leelanau County’s landscape — at least the landscape as processed through the imagination of Grand Rapids artist Margo Burian — are on display next at Center Gallery/Lake Street Studios, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. A public reception opens the show July 29, 6 p.m.

Burian’s lush, atmospheric oil paintings of the region are not, she says, a strict record of natural features and landmarks. “I have taken liberties with place and nature to move the painting from an accounting or laundry list to an interpretation,” Burian said. She works from memory and experience, returning to Leelanau County numerous times throughout the year to sketch, photograph and make notes about her subject.

This show continues through Aug. 4. For more information, please call (231) 334-3179.