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Meet Mistletoe Market Artist Alisa Clark

The South Haven Center for the Arts is pleased to have the work of mixed media artist Alisa Clark as part of the 2020 Mistletoe Market Virtual Artist & Artisan Gallery.

Alisa works from her studio in South Lyon, Michigan, in what she calls “liminal space,” the space that forms life’s “in-betweens.” Paints, sand, fabrics, found objects, and other materials shape her art as she “floats in, above, and through” the liminal space and time inside her creative mind, until she surfaces back to reality.

Alisa's ideas and inspiration are borne of memories from her past, and looking toward the future; objects of significance to her that form spiritual connections—a representation of a tortoise, which reminds her of her son, strips of the scientific writings of her father, who made significant contributions to the realm of science during his lifetime. She combines these types of materials with cold wax and jelly plate paper techniques and others, to create textural and intriguing artwork that is meaningful to her, and meant to resonate with others on a universal and spiritual level.

"Sky Full of Angels," "Hello Hope," "Road Home," and a view of Alisa's studio

Visit the market to purchase Alisa's art for someone on your gift list or to enjoy her colorful work in your own home.

With each purchase, you will receive a complementary signed copy of Alisa’s book, Art and Liminal Space: Liminality and Creative Process in Life's Places and Spaces. Visit Alisa’s own virtual gallery to view her work, and to enjoy wonderful writings about her creative process.

Visit Alisa at,, and, and feel free to contact Alisa directly at

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

Join South Haven Center for the Arts' Executive Director Kerry Hagy as she visits with Mistletoe Market artist Alisa Clark in her studio.

The South Haven Center for the Arts thanks Alisa for her contribution to the 2020 Mistletoe Market Virtual Artist & Artisan Gallery, and for helping the art center continue to further its mission of enriching our community through the arts.

The 2020 Mistletoe Market Artist & Artisan Gallery was made possible by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, and sponsored by South Haven’s Hardt Insurance and the Edward Jones Office of Paul Hix.

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