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, studios, 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, the re-titled Eliphante Village site in Cornville, Arizona, is under the directorship of new owners, and has entered a different chapter focused on priorities of 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 has no connection to today's Eliphante Village.

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