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Leigh Taylor Mickelson’s “Garden Poppies”

August 10, 2023 - August 10, 2024



Leigh Taylor Mickelson, a resident of Ossining, NY, is an artist and independent consultant with 24 years of experience in nonprofit arts management and program development. Her ceramic sculpture is inspired by forms from nature, especially ones found in plant life, as a means of expressing narratives about life. Being full of dichotomy, the elements of natural forms act as a metaphor for the spiritual, emotional, and physical extremes that exist within ourselves, our love relationships and our family units. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and English Literature from Hamilton College and received her MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts. Mickelson has had several articles published in various publications and catalogs, has taught ceramics and workshops across the east coast and exhibits her own work widely across the nation. She started her consulting business in 2019 after 22 years of experience in program development and nonprofit arts management with two arts nonprofits. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring her perspective and skills to other businesses and nonprofits who are looking to increase their impact and vibrancy in the community.