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Edina Art Center

2017 Gallery Schedule

Additional events may be added throughout the year. Note that Edina Art Center Opening Reception dates and times are listed for each event.


Jack O’Leary: A Life Enriched through Art, Friends and Community

January 5-26, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., January 5

Jack O’Leary: A Life Enriched through Art, Friends and Community celebrates the talents and achievements of Mr. O’Leary’s artistic life. An accomplished artist, Jack attended the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, and later the Minneapolis School of Art & Design. Mr. O’Leary continued his involvement in the arts as an educator and active member of the arts community in Edina and throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Art has been a constant presence in Jack’s life. The Margaret Foss Gallery at the Edina Art Center features a collection of Mr. O’Leary’s dynamic abstract works. Join us as the center celebrates a life-long career and commitment to an artist’s life.


Teacher/Student Exhibition

Feb 9 – March 15, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9

The Edina Art Center’s annual Teacher/Student Exhibition is a collaborative show of works created in the community of the Edina Art Center. The exhibit examines the impact and influence that teacher has on the student, and vice-versa. Each year, students and faculty are invited to submit on piece of work created in the past year for exhibition. Artwork is grouped so viewers may see obvious or subtle factors of inspiration and support. The Teacher/Student Exhibition is an opportune time for new students to view work of instructors that they may like but are unfamiliar with to study under their guidance.


Gary Carabio Exhibition

March 23 – April 26, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, March 23

Artist Gary Carabio is featured in a one man show beginning March 23. Mr. Carabio’s work captures the quiet moments of our human experience within nature through watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oil paint.  Adept at portraiture, landscape and figure studies in pastel, oil and acrylic, this exhibition includes some exquisite works with a water and watercraft theme. Gary’s study of boats and light hitting the surface of water demonstrates an effortless realism and delicate attention to detail. The show is a striking exhibit of artwork from an award winning artist.


Art for the Garden Sale

May 4 – June 7, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, May 4

Spring has arrived in Minnesota! We welcome the season by transforming the Margaret Foss Gallery into a space of flora and fauna inspired artwork. Viewers will find work that brings the beauty of spring blossoms into your home, and artwork designed to be displayed in the garden outside alongside your plants. Art for the Garden offers an array of art ranging from unique pottery, metal art, clothing inspired by the garden, photography, painting and drawing with floral and garden themes. Celebrate the arrival of spring and warmer weather!


Animals in Art

June 15 – Aug. 16, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, June 15

Examine and celebrate the curious! Animals in Art bring images, both real and imagined, to the Margaret Foss Gallery. Animals have been depicted in art from early times, as cave drawings have shown. Animals inspire and enthrall. Animals can cause revulsion and recoil. Some have the ability to help improve our lives and make us feel better. On view will be the work of 10 artists that incorporate animals in their artwork.


200 Clay Cups

Aug. 24 – Sept. 20, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24

The intimacy of an everyday object is explored in the 200 Clay Cups exhibit. The cup is an integral part of the day for most people. Quite a bit of time is spent throughout the day holding a cup in your hands, getting your morning caffeine, or cradled as you sip the contents in contemplation. 200 cups made by 20 local potters will be on view in the Margaret Foss Gallery. Find one that expresses your personality, or best fits your hands!


33rd Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition

Oct. 5 – Nov. 8, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5

Each year, the Edina Art Center honors and celebrates its members and their talent with the Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibition. For 33 years, the Center has continued the tradition of displaying the judge’s selection of the finest work of its members in the Margaret Foss Gallery.

A respected judge from the Twin Cities’ art community selects work they feel best shows exceptional talent and skill. Honors will be presented for the Betsy Bryant Pottery Award, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit, the Crosstown Camera Club Award and a Peer Award.

The Members' Juried Art Exhibition is an opportunity for our members to proudly exhibit their artwork in any form; painting, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, and mixed media. All members of the Edina Art Center are welcome to participate and may enter as many pieces as they choose. Anyone may become a member at the Edina Art Center!


“Up North” Holiday Gift Gallery

Nov. 16 – Dec. 28, 2017

Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16

The “Up North” Holiday Gift Gallery is the perfect place to find unique, handmade gifts for those on your gift list this holiday season. You will find everything from edible treats to jewelry, pottery to paintings, holiday ornaments to kitchenware. The Edina Art Center’s “Up NorthHoliday Gift Gallery showcases the artwork of local artists in Edina and the Twin Cities area to bring together a collection of works unique to each artist and to a holiday season spent in Minnesota. 

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4701 W. 64th St.
Edina, MN 55435
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