News Bites: Alum Shares Story of Why I Paint Just for Me with UofM Health Blog

Posted December 19, 2014 in News Bites, Alumni, Illustration

Alum Lori McElrath-Eslick (’81, Illustration) wouldn’t still be creating today if it weren’t for the University of Michigan.

After being diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm in 2009, McElrath-Eslick relied on the university’s medical center for not one, but two procedures to her heart that ultimately saved her life, and her art. She recently sat down with the UofM Health Blog to talk about her journey, her involvement with the university’s ongoing efforts to understand and treat heart disease, and the joy she gets out of creative expression.

You can read the article here.

Gulls by alumna Lori McElrath-Eslick

And speaking of art, a number of McElrath-Eslick’s works are currently on display at the Walker Library in North Muskegon, where they'll remain through January 2015. They can be viewed during library hours, found here.

To see more of Lori McElrath-Eslick’s work, visit