Artist Spotlight: Dan Mackerman

Dan Mackerman, WBCA oil painting teacher extraordinaire, began his career as a teacher in 1984, fresh out of grad school. He received his MFA at the University of Minnesota where he majored in painting, drawing, and art history. While working as a teacher he also delved into the world of…

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Artist Spotlight: Nancy Hicks

WBCA artist Nancy Hicks will be teaching a brand new virtual class on relief printing this August. They are a new face at the art center, and bring with them experience in printmaking, videography, and performance art. “Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist in…

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Announcing WBCA’s Expansion

July 7, 2020 Dear Friends, On behalf of the Board of Directors for White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) we are thrilled to announce that we have a recommendation from the City’s Planning Commission to approve development plans to expand the Art Center’s building, parking lot, and campus. This PUD…

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Calling for a New Story for America

This letter was published on June 5, 2020 by Suzi Hudson, WBCA’s Executive Director.  Dear Friends, It has been 11 days since the killing of George Floyd. I have had no words that feel adequate or even rightfully earned from my position of whiteness, however the demonstrators’ signs that read:…

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Castles & Creatures Contest

ENTER THROUGH JULY 11 Post & Tag WBCA on social media or email WBCA Because we can’t all come together to make sandcastles during Manitou Days at WBCA’s annual ‘Castles and Creatures’ contest, this year WBCA is hosting an at-home contest. Create and enter your own Castle or Creature sculpture…

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Daily Astrology-Inspired Meditation with Karen Parkman

Thank you to Karen Parkman, WBCA’s evening and weekend receptionist, for sharing her passion for astrology and mindfulness practices with the community through the Mindfulness Moments attached to recent virtual creative care packages.    Meditation is an incredible tool for staying grounded and centered throughout the day. Meditation can help…

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Swedish Rusks from Sue Ahlcrona

Sue Ahlcrona is a WBCA champion and emeritus Board member. This recipe for Swedish Rusks was her mother Ruth’s. Paired with it are two Swedish artworks: a painting by Carl Larssen, and a heart-filled tapestry (artist unknown) picturing a couple on horseback.    Ruth’s Swedish Rusks 1/2 cup butterI cup…

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Galloway Culinary

You are going to want to do more than just look at what Ken Galloway has been making.  Ken’s Galloway Culinary Facebook page is full of recipes, videos, and new ideas for your taste buds. Below are pictures he shared of past work and the story behind each:

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May 2: Celebrate World Labyrinth Day with these two at-home activities

Join thousands of people around the world celebrating World Labyrinth Day at 1:00 PM in their local time zone. Last year over 5900 people in 30 different countries participated, including at WBCA.  Make it count! Send a photo of your labyrinth or labyrinth experience to wbca@whitebeararts.org, or post it on Instagram…

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Two Poems from Oludare D. Obadiya: National Poetry Month

Oludare D. Obadiya was a 2019 WriteNow! high school creative writing contest winner and slated to read as part of WBCA’s April poetry night celebrating National Poetry Month. Here are two poems he’d like to share, virtually instead:   “The Ballad of the Aliens” By Oludare D. Obadiya For centuries…

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