Lila MacKinnon "Thesis Statement of a Small Town Artist" Gallery Exhibit
Lila MacKinnon was born and raised around the three lakes to a pair of biologists who took every opportunity to take their kids out into the Upper Peninsula wilderness. She grew up surrounded by artists, from puppeteers to ceramists, and a strong community supporting their interests in the arts. She attended Manistique High School where she had the opportunity to build a portfolio with the help of a scholarship from the Erickson Center and the focused help of her high school art teacher, Mrs. Hinkson. Accepted into the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2019, she completed her bachelor of fine arts in May of 2023. Her interests in science and aesthetics has led to her creating a large body of scientific illustrations as well as more simplistic comic inspired illustrations.
We are proud to present Lila's exhibit, "Thesis Statement of a Small Town Artist" now through February in the Waterfront Gallery.