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Edina Art Center

In The Gallery

"Ariesh" by Anastasia

Current Exhibition:

Art, Founded in Fashion

Aug. 5-25
Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4

Anastasia Sohrabian has been creating art all her life. She was born in 1964 overseas and moved to Minnesota as a teen. Prior to life in America, she spent her childhood years traveling the world and was enamored with Paris, France, where she was strongly influenced by the art, music, food and clothes of Parisians of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Anastasia’s work uses black India ink against a white background, Parisian influences such as the Eiffel Tower and French words like 'vogue' may be found in many of her pieces. Influences from her cultural background are also evident.

Anastasia prefers the term "designs" as opposed to "paintings" or "drawings" when referring to her work. In the words of the artist from her website ‘AllYou’, “Though I make art, I've never stopped designing fashion."


 

“Untitled” by John Clymer

 

Current Exhibition:

Over the Sofa

July 14 – Sept. 14
Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14

Every single home has art of some kind hanging on its walls. From inexpensive posters to family photos to art fair finds to gallery commissions — people do not leave their walls bare. This exhibit is invitational and Edina-based. You will see the art collected by a mayor, a banker, a waitress, a lifeguard, a groundskeeper, a business owner, a doctor, a nurse and a guard at Southdale - just to name a few!

We call it “Over the Sofa” because that’s usually where people place their best art!


 

Return of the Sandhills, Jim McGuire, 2015 Award of Excellence Recipient

Upcoming Exhibition:

32nd-Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibition

Oct. 6 – Nov. 2
Opening Reception: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Each year, the Edina Art Center honors and celebrates its members and their talent with the Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibition. For 31 years, the Center has continued the tradition of featuring the finest work of its members in the Margaret Foss Gallery.

Two respected judges from the Twin Cities' art community select work they feel shows exceptional talent and skill. Honors will be presented for the Betsy Bryant Pottery Award, Awards of Excellence, Awards of Merit 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. Everyone can become a member at the Edina Art Center! Memberships for the Juried Members Show may be purchased or renewed on or before September 20, 2016.

Click here for the 32nd Annual Members' Juried Show application.

Important Dates:

Release and Artwork Drop-Off: Sept. 19 & 20, 2016, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, 5-8 p.m. 

Contact:

Phone 952-903-5780
Fax 952-903-5781
Michael Frey, Director, 952-903-5729
Sandra Shaughnessy, Gallery Coordinator, 952-903-5788

Edina Art Center

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4701 W. 64th St.
Edina, MN 55435
952-903-5780
952-903-5781 (fax)
ArtCenter@EdinaMN.gov

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