The Art Tile Exhibition in the Edina Art Center’s Margaret Foss Gallery is a juried collection of artwork by the Handmade Tile Association. HTA is a diverse group of independent artists that design and create artwork incorporating tile. The members of this group work in a wide variety of styles and genres, including contemporary, hand painted, architectural, realistic, mosaic, whimsical, Zen, art deco, glass and majolica tile. The show is in keeping with the strong tradition of artists who use clay tile as a medium for artistic tradition in Minnesota. Come and discover the unique and diverse beauty of handmade Art Tile. Jury awards will be given to exhibitors.
Opening reception will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Join us and meet the artists, learn more about Art Tile and enjoy some light refreshments while viewing this unique show. Admission is free and open to the public.
During the exhibition, the Art Center will be highlighting local artist Deb LeAir. Ms. LeAir has been a full-time artist since 1996 when she started her own business creating a unique style of hand-carved clay. She has exhibited and sold her work at art festivals across the country and at select galleries. Her work has been published in magazines, books and newspapers. She will be teaching a one-day workshop at the Edina Art Center 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan.30, 2016.
Every year, nearly 3,000 people take classes and workshops at the Edina Art Center in a variety of art disciplines: painting, watermedia, pottery, tile, drawing, metals & jewelry, mosaic, ink & brush, printmaking, photography, literary arts, sculpture and more. The classes are for students beginning at age four and are taught by a staff of more than 80 talented artists.
In this show the teachers and students from the past year are invited to submit one of their artwork for exhibition. This is an excellent opportunity for students to see the work of their instructor and for the instructor to see the impact their instruction has had on the student. Visitors and students will also have the opportunity to see the diversity of classes available for them to participate in and view the talent of the accomplished Instructors and students from the Edina Art Center!
The Edina Art Center welcomes back the Minnesota Art Association to the Margaret Foss Gallery for their members Spring Juried Exhibition. Many current and past MAA members have been involved with the Edina Art Center as instructors, students and exhibitors. Recently, members Marion Alstad, Judy Lieber and Kat Corrigan have displayed their award winning art in the gift shop and gallery at the Art Center.
The Minnesota Artist Association (MAA) is an organization that has been serving the Minnesota Art Community since 1937. This group began during the time of rampant unemployment caused by the Great Depression, a time when there was very little support for artists. On April 14, 1937, 12 Minnesota artists decided to pool their energies and form a group where they could discuss and critique their artwork, and gain encouragement. This was the beginning of the Minnesota Artists Association.
Over the years, the MAA has evolved into an organization which holds two juried exhibitions annually, holds monthly meetings, provides workshops, and assists and promotes artists working in all mediums: oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel and collage as well as drawing, photography, sculpture and hand-pulled prints.
Come see the artwork and meet this longstanding group of enthusiastic and committed Minnesota artists!
Michael Frey, Director, 952-903-5729
Sandra Shaughnessy, Gallery Coordinator, 952-903-5788
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