Michelle Leivan

“The crimson faced sunflower isn’t as common in Kansas
as is the yellow sunflower, but I find them inspiring
with their brilliant reds set off with their green foliage.
Inspiration comes from many sources … Delphos, Kansas,
being the background for this piece …”
Educated at Fort Hays State University in Kansas, Michelle
Leivan has been distinguished as the featured visual artist
at the Kansas River Valley Art Fair, the Topeka (Kansas)
Jazz Festival, and has been nominated for the Kansas
Governor’s Artist Award. Leivan has been subject of one
person shows and exhibitions at the Manhattan, Kansas
Arts Center; The Art Council of Topeka; True Art Gallery;
and the Topeka Performing Arts Center. She has also
exhibited in several juried competitions on the internet
and in Soho, New York City. Her work is represented in
the Ellis, Kansas, County Historical Archives as well as in
several corporate and private collections.