Artist Spotlight: Maiya Lea Hartman

Maiya Lea Hartman is an acrylic painter and mixed-media artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. She works in a diverse range of mediums–from pencil and pen drawing, to acrylic painting and watercolors, she pushes herself to expand the scope through which she creates. Hartman’s work is largely informed by observations…

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Fall 2020 Events

There are so many events this fall, you could fill every Thursday in your calendar with something new and different from WBCA!  A list of upcoming events can be found here on WBCA’s website.  Click the image below for a flyer. You can register straight from the links embedded in…

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Disquietude: Artist Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 24 7:00 PMLESLIE BARLOW, Curator:  What happens in the places of unease and the unfamiliar? If we are able to take the risk and leap into the void, potentialities thicken, mistakes loom…expansion is promised. Often as artists we are asked to overcome obstacles and fear in service of…

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Artist Talk: Kelsi Sharp

Click HERE to watch Artist Talk: Kelsi Sharp on YouTube Kelsi Sharp is an African American graphic designer and artist from the American Southwest. Growing up along historic Route 66, her work is strongly influenced by the signage, gas stations, and other relics found on the historic highway. After studying…

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Sprayfinger

Watch this virtual lecture with Peyton Scott Russell to hear a brief history of graffiti and the art of creative lettering. As a 2012-2014 Bush Fellowship recipient, he formed SPRAYFINGER to teach youth, adults, and seniors about graffiti. Peyton shares his history and images of his work, and discusses graffiti’s…

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BOO! Halloween Festivity Contest

Get creative and get scary! This season WBCA welcomes you to participate in the Halloween Festivity Contest. You can submit anything Halloween related! Make your own Halloween costume, make a mask, face paint, pumpkin carving – anything to show off your talents! Submissions will be judged on originality and imagination…

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Las Catrinas for El Día de Los Muertos

Michoacan Artist Leonel Nery demonstrates the art of making La Calavera Catrina. “The elegant skull,” known as La Catrina, has become a festive symbol for the Dia de los Muertos, although it has much deeper meanings. You will also hear from White Bear Lake Area Schools’ Latino Cultural Liaison Briana…

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Splash!

NOW OPEN: CLICK HERE Celebrating a colorful mix of water media style, subject and talent! Online Awards CeremonyDownload Splash! CatalogLike, Comment & Share on Facebook The Minnesota Watercolor Society (MNWS) Fall Exhibition is one of two exhibitions each year where members have an opportunity to display their work. Each artist…

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A Garden of Black Joy with Keno Evol

Live Panel: Thursday, October 8, 7:00 PM WBCA invites you to join a panel discussion with writers from around the world included in the anthology A Garden of Black Joy. Writers will frame conversation around if writing about joy feels different in this COVID/George Floyd/Breonna Taylor moment. This brilliant book of…

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Disquietude

Show Dates: September 10-November 20Virtual Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM Available now: DisquietudeVideo Tour with Artist InterviewsArtist Panel VideoDownloadable Gallery BookletFacebook AlbumIntroduction & Artist Bios (below) Please note WBCA’s Ford Family Gallery remains closed to the public due to health and safety concerns. Curated by Leslie BarlowFeaturing the…

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