Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter – Shelter Publications

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter ELIPHANTE – Michael Kahn’s Sculptural Village in the Arizona Desert Pipe Dreams is Mike’s most recent building, and it’s an art gallery of his paintings, a labyrinth of a building with dozens of rooms, tableaus, displays of paintings, fabrics, tilework, stonework, stained-glass-colored beams of light reflecting on walls and floors. Mike’s […]

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“Saving Eliphante” – The Noise – 2010

Saving Eliphante – The Outs for The Noise – 2010 Beginning around 1979, and continuing for the better part of three decades, Michael and Leda Kahn created a magical folk art installation along the sycamore and mesquite-lined banks of Oak Creek in Cornville, Arizona. The entire complex is known as “Eliphante”, named after the first […]

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“The Amazing Eliphante” – Detour Art – 2013

The Amazing Eliphante Located south of Sedona, near the town of Cornville, Arizona, Eliphante is a mesmerizing sculptural and architectural environment created over the past 30 years by artists Mike Kahn and Leda Livant. Set on three acres adjacent to a creek bed, the composition consists of three main structures: Eliphante, the original construction, with […]

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“Eliphante: Michael Kahn’s Sculptural Village in the Arizona Desert” – The Shelter Blog – 2014

Eliphante: Michael Kahn’s Sculptural Village in the Arizona Desert Eliphante, Mike’s first major building, was constructed in three years. It was built out of “…adobe, wood, stone, ferro-cement and glass.” To enter, you wind through a sculptural painted tunnel into a room with stone floors, steps, terraces, and a multi-colored profusion of stained glass. The […]

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Why your donations matter

Eliphante is a place for inspiration, a place created by a unique and inspirational experience in the natural environment. People have often said that there’s no other place like it! Many have been filled with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the natural world, seeing how we can creatively design our buildings artistically within in […]

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Support Eliphante

Show Your Financial Support Your Tax-Deductible Donations to Support Eliphante, Ltd. -a 501(c)(3) Non Profit- can be made via the following: Cash donations or materials drop-offs can be made by appointment. Check and/or by Mail donations can be sent to:Eliphante LtdPO Box 971Cornville AZ 86325 Donations by credit or debit card can be made here: […]

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Membership

Individual Membership ​     Become A Member Today! By becoming a Member, you share in preserving the legacy of creative sculpted buildings found at Eliphante that is not possible among today’s building codes. Your Membership contributes toward the future of Eliphante!   As a Member you receive the occasional members-only e-newsletter, and know that […]

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Wish List

Items of Need to Support Eliphante’s Advancement This is a great way to make an impact on our current projects! These materials and equipment help support the preservation and restoration of Eliphante. This land is preserved and sustained by visiting artists and involved members; outside of labor efforts, there is a need for materials, but, […]

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The Legacy

Eliphante is a private residence and not open to the public. It is looked after by the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Eliphante, Ltd, established in 1987 to preserve and restore the art and works of Michael Kahn and Leda Livant-Kahn. The artist Michael Kahn spent 30 years of his life creating, while painting and residing at, […]

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Contact Us

Reach Eliphante by written word The postal mailing address is: Eliphante Ltd. PO Box 971 Cornville AZ 86325 Contact on-site caregivers via email to info[at]eliphante.org Subscribe to our General Newsletter! […]

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A Brief History of Eliphante

In the late 1970’s, Michael Kahn and Leda Livant, while living in Sedona, met a couple in Cornville who owned acreage along Oak Creek and invited Michael and Leda to live as caretakers on a uniquely isolated riparian section of property. Being an artist, Michael immediately began invoking some of his painting aesthetics into a […]

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Paintings of Michael Kahn

The Artist needs but a roof, a crust of bread, and his easel, and all the rest God gives him in abundance. He must live to paint and not paint to live. A house called Eliphante is featured in a fascinating survey of idiosyncratic, intriguing dwellings, strewn across the U.S., all designed and built by […]

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Celebratory Gifts

Celebratory gifts are a way to honor someone who loves unique art; they show that you are thinking of them and are aware of their interests during gift-giving occasions. An appropriate acknowledgement and card are sent within a week after the gift is received. Endowments and bequests may be made in any amount. Those who don’t wish […]

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