For the Love of Clay

By efuelling | April 14, 2022

How Nancy Saathoff Supports the Diversity of WBCA Nancy Saathoff has been involved with White Bear Center for the Arts since the 1970s, back when the organization was still the White Bear Arts Council. As an art teacher at Mahtomedi High School, Nancy was drawn to WBCA as a place where she could learn from…

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Jason Wang

By efuelling | February 16, 2022

Jason Wang is a ceramic artist and currently a resident artist at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Jason intends his vessels and sculptures to invoke a strong emotional response in order to further the dialogue about…

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Marc Anderson

By efuelling | February 11, 2022

Marc was born and raised in central Wisconsin in the Rockwellian town of Wild Rose. He has three brothers and much to his mother’s chagrin, no sisters. She wanted the Von Trapp Family, but what she got was closer to a cheesy barbershop quartet with excessive body odor. Nevertheless Marc’s parents were abundantly supportive of…

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Erin Ward

By efuelling | February 11, 2022

Erin Ward is an award-winning mosaic artist specializing in pet and animal portraits, whimsical scenes from nature and outdoor sculptures. She incorporates found objects and a variety of textures alongside more traditional art glass and ceramic pieces. Erin is inspired by the beautiful landscapes in nature, the love of animals and the fanciful humor of…

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Destiny Davison

By efuelling | February 11, 2022

Destiny A. Davison is a cartoonist, writer and multi-media artist from the Midwest. Her work has been featured in publications and exhibits throughout town, including Gamut Gallery, Err MPLS, and MN Billboard Project. Recent works include zines The Droll (2018), The Gist (2020), The Lot (2020), and McSpooky’s Holiday Horror Show (2021). For more of…

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Storytelling through Photography

By efuelling | January 5, 2022

Awa Mally Artist Highlight Photographer and artist Awa Mally grew up in north Minneapolis, in a neighborhood composed mainly of immigrant families. As an immigrant herself, having moved from Togo at the age of seven, she felt a strong sense of community with her neighbors. “I feel like my identity as an immigrant influences my…

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The Journey of Scott Lloyd Anderson

By efuelling | December 3, 2021

Scott Lloyd Anderson learned at an early age to value realism in his art. Growing up near Chicago Illinois, Scott was praised for drawing accurately, and he grew up enamored with early 20th century illustrators. When it came time to decide what to study at school, he chose graphic design, and spent 20 years as…

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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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