Bonnie Ploger, Ph.D.

Bonnie Ploger is an Artist in Residence at the Center for Global Environmental Education and Professor of Biology at Hamline University.  Her teaching includes college courses and public workshops that combine photography and art-making with exploration of the natural world.  Her artwork is informed by more than 20 years of…

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James Putman

Owner of Farmhouse Style Furniture, James Putman began building farmhouse style tables in 2012. After moving from Detroit Lakes to White Bear Lake in 2014, this hobby slowly grew to a full-time passion and business in 2017. I helped build a house from the ground up. I learned a lot…

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Mike Rada

Mike Rada has been pursuing his love of art his entire life and has been painting as a full-time occupation since 2001. Mike has a keen appreciation for the natural landscape as it challenges him to convey the emotions it so powerfully offers while creating positive images that invite the…

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Jean Ranstrom

Jean Ranstrom is a national award winning artist in oil and pastel. She owned and operated a gallery and teaching studio in White Bear Lake, MN for 13 years. She continues to teach workshops and classes in her gallery and the surrounding area. She is currently owner operator of Jean…

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Mike Reed

Mike Reed began his professional career as animator for television commercials, educational films, Nova, and Sesame Street. He left animation to work exclusively as an illustrator in print media. During the ’80s and early ‘90s he was a columnist and Features illustrator for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and for the…

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Lisa Servatius

Recalling the joyful experiences she had creating art in elementary school, Lisa Servatius strives to create positive, engaging art-making opportunities for her young students. Art was always her “thing” and she enjoyed taking courses in many mediums including: drawing, painting, metals, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, and book arts during high…

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Therese Sexe

Therese Sexe has been getting her hands dirty since she was a child weeding her mother’s quarter acre vegetable garden. A self described ne’er do well, her friends and customers know her better as a master of many trades. Therese finds herself in high demand for consulting in landscaping, designing…

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Mary Silvaroli Daul

The labyrinth is Mary’s canvas for drawing out her life. Mary believes that the labyrinth is an essential tool and practice for creating art and an artful way of living. Passionate about both the art and artistry of labyrinths, she is most moved by its ability to move, inspire and…

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Adama Sow

Adama Sow is a ceramist who originates from Senegal, West Africa. He has a degree in ceramics from the Fine Art School of Dakar and has also attended ceramic school in Germany. Since 2001, Adama has been living in the U.S. where he sells his pottery and sculpture. Adama also…

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Suzanne Starks

Suzanne Starks has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design with an Art Minor from the University of Minnesota.  She taught at the college level for over 10 years and has studied drawing under nationally acclaimed, published artists such as Kingsley Wu, Mike Lyn, and Ralph Rapson.

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