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Artist-Instructor Spotlight: Ellen Richman

Artist-Instructor Spotlight: Ellen Richman

Bring an empty canvas and an open mind and Ellen Richman will teach you to paint. With no literal reference, drawing exclusively from within yourself, she helps you create something of value from nothing. And that is precisely what she has done for the Minnetonka...

The 2018 Student Show

The 2018 Student Show

February 2 – March 1 Opening Preview on February 1, 6 - 8 p.m. Bring a potluck dish to share! Free and open to the public This show illustrates the creativity, skill and inspiration that unfold in our studios every day. Exhibiting in a professional gallery setting is...

Facade: New Work by Elizabeth Coleman

Facade: New Work by Elizabeth Coleman

February 2 – March 18 Opening Preview on February 1, 6 – 8 p.m. Showing in the Murphy Room. Free and open to the public Sculptures and illuminated windows in transparent porcelain and glass by 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grant recipient Elizabeth...

Phases of Matter

Phases of Matter

March 9 – April 5 Closing Reception on April 5, 6 – 8 p.m. Free and open to the public Works by Bernie Ficek-Swenson, Linda Gammell, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Danny Saathoff, and Holly Swift Contemporary interpretations by five artists consider natural phenomena and ideas...

Contemporary Botanicals

Contemporary Botanicals

April 14 – May 11 Opening Preview on April 13, 6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public Concurrent with the Watercolor Society Show, students of MCFTA Artist/Instructor Suzanne Galloway display their latest creations - flowers and foliage rendered with botanical...

2018 Members’ Juried Show

2018 Members’ Juried Show

May 25 – June 22 Opening Preview on May 24, 6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public The Members’ Juried Show offers all current members of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts an opportunity to enter their work in a competitive juried gallery exhibition, and presents an...

Menagerie: Animals in Art

Menagerie: Animals in Art

June 29 – August 2 Opening Preview on June 28, 6 - 8 p.m. Depictions of animals - familiar or exotic, primitive or stylized, naturalistic or personified – have populated art since the beginning of image-making, testifying to our perpetual fascination with Earth’s...

2017 Faculty Show

2017 Faculty Show

August 21 - September 21, 2017 Reception on September 14, 6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public Enjoy the latest creations of our talented Artist-Instructors in an exhibit that reveals the artistic vision behind the teaching. Art and fine craft by some of the finest...

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT

September 29 - October 26, 2017 Opening Preview on September 28, 6 - 8 p.m. Free and open to the public Creating a non-representational image releases the artist from having to achieve a subject’s likeness, but poses the challenge of creating an image that feels...