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Sat, Jan 23



Dyslexia, an Artist's Gift at Ligonier

An insightful lecture on how dyslexia can be seen differently from the artist’s perspective.

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Dyslexia, an Artist's Gift at Ligonier
Dyslexia, an Artist's Gift at Ligonier

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2021, 2:00 PM

Ligonier, One Boucher Lane Ligonier, PA 15658

About the Event

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier will host a very special presentation on the topic of dyslexia. Join us on Saturday, January 23rd at 2:00 p.m. for this very fascinating and insightful lecture on how dyslexia can be seen differently from the artist’s perspective. The cost for this event is $5 per person and light refreshments will be served. 

Dyslexia is defined as a learning disorder that involves difficulty in areas such as reading due to complications identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Heather Davis sees dyslexia very differently. She feels that dyslexia can be used as a gift and can augment creativity.

Heather grew up in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania and graduated high school with honors and an art scholarship. She went on to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. Post-graduation, she relocated to Chester County, Pennsylvania and worked in the building trade as a general contractor and chief construction designer of her own corporation. During her time in construction, Heather was a hands-on craftsman leaving a trail of murals, mosaics, and other sculptural elements in her renovation jobs throughout the greater Philadelphia and Main Line area. In 2013, after a life-changing experience, she gave it all up to paint full-time and immediately emerged as an award-winning artist in the prestigious Brandywine Valley.

In recent years, Heather relocated to beautiful Bedford County, Pennsylvania where generations of her family are from. Her new home includes her dream studio and workshop area where she creates her in-studio works, and the magnificent landscape provides endless material for plein air works. The focus of her 2021 goals has reunited her with past sculptural ambitions as well as commitment to a higher level of painted works. The subjects and compositions include landscapes and people in the greater community and the meaning they bring.


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