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 Attridge |
Photographer Mark Attridge enjoys revealing the healing power of plants and flowers through intimate photos of their natural beauty. Mark is a Research Psychologist in private practice as a writer and business consultant. He lives in Minneapolis.
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.
Angela M. Foley | 651-385-7615 |
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.
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.
Celeste Nelms has been making photographs for 30 years and has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. A recipient of grants from the McKnight Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation, she has been artist-in-residence at the Blacklock Nature Center, the Anderson Center, Vermont Studio Center, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work is included in the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, among many others.
Ardee Rosasco | 651-388-6326 | email
Influenced by the school of classical realism, Ardee Rosasco specializes in traditional oil and watercolor landscape, portraiture, and still-lifes. She has exhibited her work on the local, state and regional levels, and remains an active member in the Red Wing arts community.
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.
Cynthia Weitzel | email|
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.