January 30, 2015
March 28, 2015
Minnesota's Own: Preserving Minnesota's Grand Homes,
A Talk and Book Signing
with Larry Millett
and Matt Schmitt
The Center provides studio space in its facilities to over 15 year-round artists–sculptors, painters, potters, glassblowers, photographers, writers, book artists, and printmakers–all of whom have received state, regional, and national attention for their work.
Mark Abrahamson | website
Mark is a photographer, mixed media artist, speaker and environmental advocate. His aerial photography explores the United States' urban and rural environments, examining how man has altered the landscape, affected our watersheds and contributed to climate change. Since moving to Minnesota in 2012, Mark has focused his photography on documenting the Mississippi River watershed from the aerial perspective, a project that will take a decade or more to complete. In addition, he's expanded his mixed media work, emphasizing interests in abstraction, the environment, politics and social, cultural, and comedic concerns.
Sheri Buckzo |
For the past 12 years, Sheri Buckzo has been designing, throwing, and creating clay pieces that are among many public and private collections in the region. Her skill has been developed on the soundles, yet rhythmic force of a kick wheel.
Max Cora | 651-385-8415 |
Owner and operator of Cora Metal Works, Max Cora is a master welder, bronze-caster and finisher. He has done major restoration of public works of art throughout the Upper Midwest, including for the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester. Max's own work is part of permanent and private collections througout the region.
Gail Dahlberg | 651-388-3902 |
Glassblower-in-residence, Gail Dahlberg holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. After teaching for several years in the Illinois public school system, he returned to Minnesota and, in 2005, designed and built the Center's glassblowing facility.
John Falconer | 651-388-8849 |
"Potter John" worked 10 years as an individual potter before starting the Red Wing Stoneware Co., which he then sold in 1997 to develop the Falconer Vineyards Winery. John's Anderson Center studio offers the opportunity to create new avenues of work along with traditional stoneware pottery.
Ted Florine | 651-210-3330 |
Ceramic artist Ted Florine was born and raised in Red Wing and educated at the Rochester Community and Technical College as well as at the University of Minnesota, where he studied under many highly respected potters and was exposed to a broad range of ceramics.
Clay is Ted's primary medium, including sculptures and wall pieces as well as pots, bowls, vases and other traditional types of vessels. Influenced by traditional Japanese and American pottery, he enjoys creating functional pieces, putting his hands on his creations so he can achieve a tactile sense of how they are made.
Angela M. Foley | 651-385-7615 | website
Angela Foley's graceful, proportional forms and the dramatic spectrum of her Raku firing create a timeless sense of beauty. A graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Angela has taught ceramics at Coe and is an active member of of the Upper Mississippi arts community, teaching courses in community education and participating in numerous annual art fairs and festivals.
Gita Ghei | 612-845-8798 |
A graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Gita Ghei is a cast bronze specialist, as well as a patina artist for sculptors, conservators and architects throughout the country. Her recent positions include several artist-in-residencies in primary and secondary school systems in the Twin Cities area.
Art Kenyon | 651-278-7804
A long time resident of Red Wing, Art Kenyon is a versatile artist with concentrations in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Retired after 32 years as an executive with the Red Wing Shoe Company, Art works in oil, acrylic, original hand-drawn lithographs, Intaglio copper-plate etchings, and original woodcut prints. Art's work can be found in numerous public and private collections.
Scott King, Red Dragonfly Press | 507-664-3892 |
Poet and translator Scott King is founder, editor, and publisher of Red Dragonfly Press, press-in-residence at the Anderson Center. One of only two privately owned, fine press publishers in Minnesota, Red Dragonfly publications – are part of numerous rare book and antiquarian collections. To order books go online to Log Jam Books.
After receiving his B.F.A. from Bethel College in St. Paul, Erik Legrey taught in the Minnesota Public School system and at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Erik has extensive experience in metal casting and carved/fabricated steel sculpture, and his work is on display at Franconia, the Anderson Center Sculpture Garden, and is part of several private collections.
Joe Loer is writing about his experiences working in several countries. His books include a thriller about geoengineering and climate change set in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, a nonfiction story about journeys based on traveling in the Amazon, and a memoir of the Peace Corps in Kenya. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MA in interdisciplinary studies and creative writing from Hamline University. He works as an environmental engineer.
The documentation of our diverse human culture and the environments in which we live is the root of my dedication to photography. Capturing and interpreting a moment that will never be repeated is the artistic magic that fuels my photographic drive. The next step is to share the results. We are a curious species, interested in the lives around us and around the world. I strive to feed that curiosity through images that invite both reflection and discovery.
Nancy Murphy | 651-388-5909 | email
Since 1998, Nancy Murphy has maintained a studio at the Anderson Center specializing in a variety of media, including watercolor painting, wall hangings, and hand-dyed silks. Her work is frequently featured in promotional material for the Center's annual Art Celebrations, and her sensual, vibrantly colored silks are perennial favorites throughout the area.
Aimee Radman | website
Aimee received her first loom at the age of eight and became so intrigued with weaving that later she went on to get a degree in art, emphasizing in fiber. As a professional artist, she enjoys designing with color and pattern in her weaving and dyeing. Aimee's work can be seen in juried art exhibits, art fairs, local galleries, and online. She has also taught at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. When she's not busy weaving, she spends time spinning, felting, knitting, and tending to her small flock of sheep and llama.
Peggy Simonson |
Painter Peggy Simonson works in vibrant watercolors and soft pastels, focusing her subjects on landscapes and natural scenes. She also employs a specific technique of painting dyes on stretched silk to create astonishing, beautiful florals. Peggy has been an elementary teacher for 30 years and is currently teaching fifth grade at Twin Bluff Middle School in Red Wing.
Visual Artist Cynthia Weitzel received her training in the fine arts from Austin Peay State University and recently made the transition to career artist after 25 years in nonprofit service and human rights advocacy. While her concentration is in painting – traditional to contemporary – she loves experimenting in all media from printmaking to sculpture. Being Deaf, much of her work reflects the history, life and perspective of American Deaf Culture in a style often seen among minority artists.