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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Leslie Greenhoe

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'I believe art-making helps me to imagine the future.'

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Our featured artist for November is Leslie Greenhoe, who blends the beautiful techniques of woodworking and painting into her own style.  Here is a little about Leslie in her own words:

‘I’m Leslie Greenhoe. I became deaf after RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) caused deafness when I was 4 months old. My family is hearing-able and trying to learn the ASL (American Sign Language). I was raised with my family and I went to MSD (Michigan School for Deaf) to learn ASL and art. I was good at the kind of art like drawing, wood working and other things I make. I went to training for art at GASC Technology for 2 years. After I graduated in 2010, I went to the college, MCTI (Michigan Career Technical Institute) for 2 or 3 years. I work on graphic communication like screen printing. I graduated in 2013 at MCTI.

     I learned to be independent in art a long time ago, I'd say around 12 years ago.  When I was a kid, I learned art from my sister, Jessica. My dreams help me to do art as a vision of fantasy and that helps to open my mind between fantasy and realism. I feel like continuing to do my art without stopping. I like to show my art to people and most people like it. I believe art-making helps me imagine the future.’


The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio is a monthly feature to highlight some of the wonderful people of the Heartside neighborhood.  Visit , Facebook and our Flickr page to keep up with us, to learn about volunteering and other ways to get involved.

Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio at Heartside Ministry, and can be reached at [email protected]

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