Johnne McMahan

Johnne Law McMahan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of South Dakota with a concentration in ceramics. He has worked for over 10 years in a variety of different ceramic styles. In 2013 he was awarded a Resident Assistantship in St. Joseph Minnesota working with J.D. Jorgenson…

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Vera Ming Wong

Originally from Chicago, Vera Ming Wong earned a B.A. in biology from Swarthmore College. While earning a B.F.A. in studio arts at the University of Minnesota, she worked at the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis. Utilizing her interests in both science and art, she illustrates organisms (plants, invertebrate/vertebrate animals,…

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Jeanne Molamphy

Jeanne Molamphy a.k.a. MsJeanne, is a retired Cosmetology Instructor and Salon Owner who found her love of color and creativity transferred to the art of weaving. Transplanted from the southeastern states, and married to her childhood love, she has been living in Minnesota and weaving for 27 years. Seeing that…

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Lisa Gidlow Moriarty

Artist, labyrinth facilitator and spiritual director, Lisa Gidlow Moriarty has 45 years of experience creating large-scale fabric art installations. Since 1999 she has focused primarily on the creation of labyrinths, both large room-size portable canvas installation and indoor and outdoor installations in a variety of media from turf to concrete.…

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Tracy Nelson Maurer

Tracy Nelson Maurer has written more than 100 books for children and young adults. Her newest books include John Deere, That’s Who! and Noah Webster’s Fighting Words. Tracy has appeared on the Minneapolis KARE-11’s morning talk show and the PBS-affiliated “Venture North” program. She’s also been a guest author at…

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James Nutt, AIA

James Nutt, AIA is an architect, artist, instructor and constant sketcher. He practices architecture in St Paul at BWBR, and maintains a studio in the NE Minneapolis Solar Arts Building. James’ focus is finding and communicating the relationships, energy and stories of our everyday environment.  Using a very limited color palette he strives for energetic line work, depth and proportion to…

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David A. Parker

David A. Parker was born in St. Paul, MN and has lived in Minnesota most of his life. “It seemed natural to try to break into the artist world with my camera. It seems that I’ve been using one for as long as I remember. From “borrowing” my parents Kodak…

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Lee Parr

Lee Parr has been involved in arts and crafts since the late 60s when he learned photography in Greece and eventually opened his own business in 1970.  Later, Lee worked art shows in Minnesota making and selling hand-cut coin jewelry and supplied a number of coin shops with his products. …

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Erik Pearson

Erik Pearson was born and raised in Superior, Wisconsin, where he received a B.F.A. in Studio Art in 1993. He was awarded the first artist-in-residence at Lanesboro Arts in 2001 and has been a full time artist ever since. In 2005 he completed his first public mural project, and has…

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Ginnie Peterson

Ginnie Peterson (left) is a lifelong artist who is always puzzled when people are confused or intimidated by art.  She celebrates color and nature in life and art and seeks to capture its magic in her work. She fell for encaustic wholeheartedly, immersing herself in the medium and relishing the…

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