Greta Gaard, Ph.D.

A practicing writer and teacher of writing since 1980, Greta Gaard has practiced Vipassana (mindfulness) since 1995, combining the two practices in a “Mindfulness and Writing” workshop for Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, and assisting in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and…

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Doug Garder

Doug Garder has been teaching art classes at the college and community art center levels for forty years, and has exhibited his work in over seventy-five national, regional, group, and solo shows across the country. He taught foundations and history classes full-time at the Art Institutes International Minnesota in downtown Minneapolis for eighteen years, and before that at the University of Minnesota’s Fine Arts Department in the evening extension program, as well as art centers throughout the Twin Cities area. He received his MFA in Painting from West Virginia University in Morgantown, and his BA in Studio Art and English from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

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Leslie Granbeck

  Leslie Granbeck is a feltmaker and instructor in Minneapolis. Leslie loves sharing her knowledge of fibers and their magical transformation into felt. She teaches traditional wet felting, nuno felting, and her favorite – three-dimensional seamless felting. Her classes are full of color, creativity and adventure. They also include a…

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Adam Gruetzmacher

Adam Gruetzmacher is a studio potter working in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  In 2010 he graduated with a bachelors degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin to pursue a career as a potter.  He spent the following five years at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis where he worked as…

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Catherine Hearding

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,…

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Kathleen Hope

Kathleen Hope is a mixed media artist and color expert.  She has spent 12 years experimenting with a variety of products and different surface supports. Her work has won many awards and she has exhibited in many museum shows. Kathleen is originally from Minneapolis but now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.…

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Dan Horan

Dan, the master mind behind Merchant Leather, is a completely self-taught leatherworker. Drawing from traditional techniques as well as trial and error, Dan has developed his own unique style of designing and building high-quality leather goods.    Merchant Leather is a designer and producer of classically styled, handmade leather goods. Merchant…

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Barbara Jaenicke

Barbara Courtney Jaenicke (pronounced JAN-i-kee) loved to draw and paint as a teenager and desired at an early age to pursue a career of some sort in the art world. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College), majoring…

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Peter Jadoonath

Peter Jadoonath holds a BFA from Bemidji State University. He is the recipient of both a Jerome Artists Grant and a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. His studio is located at his home in Shafer, Minnesota. He sells his pots primarily through home sales, studio tours, art fairs, and gallery…

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Neil Johnston

Neil Johnston holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a Master of Fine Arts Visual Studies in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Neil has been commissioned by private collectors and corporations…

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