Nels Femrite Watercolors: 2020 Sale

Take a stroll around beautiful scenes from California and Minnesota in this catalog of Nels Femrite watercolor paintings.  Nels Femrite, founder and former president of the Northstar Watercolor Society, has been involved at WBCA for years. Nels is now also a member of the Coachella Valley Watercolor Society based in…

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Holiday Gift Guide

Art does incredible things. Share inspiration with these gifts! Your purchases support arts programs and artists engaged in White Bear Center for the Arts’ year-round mission.  Give Arts Experiences  WBCA Membership + Class Credit Available through Groupon, you can purchase a WBCA Household Membership with $40 class credit included. Need…

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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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Bon Sommerville’s very own Lazy Day Guacamole Dip

Thank you to Board Member Bon Sommerville for this recipe, perfect for the start of summer weather. You can find Bon’s husband Craig featured in the 2020 Heart4Art@Home video.  Mash up however many avocados you desire (skins off).  Add Wishbone Italian Dressing to desired consistency.    Not so Lazy Day Dip: …

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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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Gina Giambruno’s Mango Coconut Tofu Bowl

You can find step by step photo instructions here for this recipe.  Thanks again to WBCA’s Program Director Gina Giambruno for sharing this recipe!   INGREDIENTS SAVORY COCONUT RICE 1.5 cups uncooked jasmine or basmati rice ($0.66) 1 clove garlic, minced ($0.08) 3/4 tsp salt ($0.03) 1 13.5oz. can coconut milk ($1.50) 1 cup water ($0.00) HONEY LIME GLAZE 1 lime ($0.25) 1/4 cup honey ($0.48) 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce ($0.03) 1 tsp corn starch ($0.04) PAN…

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Meditation in Motion: Drawing & Walking a Finger Labyrinth

With Mary Silvaroli Daul, WBCA Instructor Small labyrinths, called finger labyrinths, are designed to be walked by tracing the path with one finger to the center and back out on same path. These smallest of  labyrinths share many of the benefits as much larger and more visible walkable ones, like the…

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Draw a Labyrinth in 5 Steps!

With WBCA Instructor Mary Silvaroli Daul Drawing labyrinths is fun and easy when you have the right tools. To get started, all you need is a pencil and paper along with the “seed pattern” for drawing a simple Classical type labyrinth. Once you complete your drawing, you will be ready…

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