Heart Paper Scissors Exhibit

COLLAGES by Heidi Sleiman & Lisa Breslow Thompson


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Opening Reception Wednesday, June 19 • 7pm – 9pm

Arts Wayland • 57 Andrew Avenue • Wayland, MA 01778 in the Wayland Town Center • Light refreshments will be served

Original collages will be available for sale with all proceeds to benefit the International Institute of New England. There will be a short presentation about the International Institute of New England (IINE), whose mission is to help immigrants succeed through resettlement, education, career advancement and pathways to citizenship. Collages are matted and framed.

Arts Wayland thanks the following businesses for donations: Takara Japanese Restaurant, Stop & Shop, Panera, The Local and B Happy party supplies. And thank you to Ace Hardware for all the donations to make the gallery look great.

About the Artists

Heidi and Lisa crossed paths in a recent Collage Workshop at Arts Wayland, where they continue to enjoy Tuesday morning Collage Drop In. They agree that the collage process of cutting and pasting is both relaxing and highly addictive! They jokingly refer to themselves as "The Scissor Sisters", and have bonded over their shared love of creating with paper and glue. Heidi and Lisa's work reflect very different approaches to collage. They are excited to show together and collaborate to raise money for a wonderful cause.

Heidi Sleiman
Heidi, of Turkish and Egyptian heritage, is a serial volunteer with an affinity toward the creative. She is actively involved and passionate about repairing the many humanitarian crisis plaguing our world. Heidi strives to shed light and raise awareness through her work and the act of cutting and piecing together to create a whole in collage suits that sensibility.

Heidi, a Wayland resident, shares her life with her husband, two sons, her ‘everything friend’, her Chiweenie and the many humans across the globe  she calls family!

Lisa Thompson
Lisa painted with acrylics and pastel for many years, but was looking for a fresh start in a new medium. Collage is a great fit for her, as the process intuitively uses her layout and design skills which she employs in her professional life as a graphic designer. She is the principal of Lisa Thompson Graphic Design, and lives and works in Framingham. She shares her life with her husband Mark, two sons and two beloved orange tabby cats.