the sculptural village that has become a creative inspiration for many art seekers and adventurers alike!
Here, you can get a glimpse of some of the creativity found on Eliphante's 3+ acre sculptural art installation. These works are primarily built by Michael Kahn & Leda Livant Kahn, but also include a number of other visiting artist-in-residence guests of the past 33 years.
"Together, we have everything." ~ Michael Kahn
The artist Michael Kahn spent 30 years of his life creating, while painting and residing at, the three acres known as Eliphante. The buildings and structures at Eliphante, while expressions of creativity and artistry, were also Michael’s solutions to the practical needs for work space, studio’s, shelter and housing for himself and his wife Leda. Michael lived there until his death in 2007. Leda remained there until 2009, and now lives in Cottonwood AZ.
Today, Eliphante Village is revitalized with new directorship and has entered a new chapter focused on priorities of restoration gatherings, art, ecology and community minded services and projects.
The 800+ works of art comprising the Michael Kahn Collection, now housed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, are under the care and ownership of Peter Ader, Don Smalley, and Kahn’s widow, Leda Livant-Kahn.
Other than the history, legacy, and countless warm memories, the Michael Kahn Collection of Paintings is distinct from Eliphante Village. Visit MichaelKahnPaintings.com for more info.
Pronounced "ell-eh-fahn-tay", the name came from an observation of the first sculpted place.
Experience Eliphante! Become a member today, and enjoy one included private advance appointment with one of Eliphante's welcoming experience curators, a.k.a. the caretakers. Find Out More...