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Why We Give

By admin | November 19, 2021

with Karen and Paul Munson Karen and Paul Munson give to White Bear Center for the Arts for one simple reason: their daughter Lexi. Lexi spent her childhood and teen years taking classes and volunteering with the art center, and according to Karen, WBCA “has played an integral role in shaping the amazing young woman…

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Mary Jane LaVigne

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Mary Jane LaVigne leads the monthly Writing Roundtable, which gives novelists, poets, essayists, and family storytellers a chance to meet, talk about process, and share their work. She also coordinates Am Now Writer, a showcase of these literary efforts.  Some of the stories that have been shared stick with her as strongly as scenes from…

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Morris Anderson

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Morris Anderson is a 30 year member of Mid-America Woodcarvers Association and has over 50 years of experience in carving and teaching in the areas  of low relief, intaglio, chip carving, canes and walking sticks, caricatures and realistic.   Having studied extensively with carvers from the Caricature Carvers of America, his specialty is carving caricature,…

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Lisa Fertig

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Lisa Fertig has been formally trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, with further study at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Atelier Lack.  She served as the Workshop Chair of the Northstar Watercolor Society in the Twin Cities.  She works in watercolor and acrylics and…

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CeCeile Hartleib

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

CeCeile Hartleib is an accomplished representational artist who has been painting professionally for over 30 years. Her love of nature is evident in her plein-air landscapes which include some of her favorite subjects: water lilies, garden scenes and people in nature. She paints outdoors year-round in Minnesota and in other parts of the country. Because…

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Catherine Hearding

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Catherine Hearding is a self-taught artist with more than 30 years of experience in watercolor. She has a BA degree in zoology and botany from the U of Montana. She works from her home studio in Lake Elmo, MN, and teaches classes and workshops in basic watercolor technique, color theory, and composition.

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Frank Zeller

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Frank Zeller has a Master’s degree in art education and the fine arts. He has taken awards in local, state, and national fine arts exhibitions and judged the State Fair arts exhibitions. He has taught watercolor workshops in the US, Italy, and Spain. He has been involved with White Bear Center for the Arts since…

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Susan Frame

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Susan Frame has been playing with ink for over forty years, creating Sumi-e (ink/water) paintings with free-style brushwork. Her work features expressive flowers, landscapes, and abstract interpretations created from ink, pigments, and rice paper. She is a pioneer of vertical calligraphic brushwriting in English, and integrates East Asian materials with her American experiences. She exhibits…

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Christopher Copeland

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Christopher Copeland first developed his interest in open and serene landscapes growing up in rural Washington County. A 1983 graduate of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Christopher exhibits in Minneapolis, New York, Boston, Ohio, Seattle, Scottsdale and Santa Fe. Painting outdoors on location, Copeland’s main concern is to record nature’s transient moments…

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Dan Mackerman

By efuelling | September 20, 2021

Dan Mackerman is a professional painter and sculptor of more than 27 years. His work can be seen in over 60 public collections throughout the country. His career highlights include projects with Disney, Animal Planet Television and Prince. Of particular note was his work as lead sculptor and character designer for the Daytons/Marshall Fields/Macy’s Holiday…

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