Local Artists

September’s Featured Artist: Tanya Beyer

Tanya Beyer enjoys making works of art in the mediums of watercolor, colored pencil, and ink on paper. You can also view her work on her website: www.epiphaniesafield.com

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May’s Featured Artist: Joseph C. Keeton

From the Artist: For me, it’s about the journey, whether I am doing a painting or a sculpture. Combining colors and form to create a feeling of a time or place, watching a painting develop on its own with very little guidance from me is the journey that I enjoy. I was a traditional blacksmith…

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March’s Featured Artist: Jean Young

Interview with March’s Featured Artist: Jean Young What drives you to create? Creativity and passion. I had to take a look deep inside to find what inspires me;  my desire to capture these moments, whether they are emotional or storytelling. How do you make your artwork? I have two cameras that I use. Both are…

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February’s Featured Artist: Zella Ellshoff

Zella Ellshoff is a retired Botanist and Agricultural Specialist. She lives right here in Virginia, MN and her favorite flowers are sunflowers!  

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August’s Featured Artist: Betsy Nelson

Betsy is a local artist whose artwork and crafts were inspired by her past and the beauty of nature. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ What drives you to create? I love the process.  Art for me is a way to escape and document what I see and feel in the world around me. How do you make your artwork? I…

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February’s Local Artist: Rowan Myre

Rowan Myre of Maple Sapling Studio explores the intersection where the arts and nature meet. As an Owner at Natural Harvest, she understands the importance of sustainability, relating this directly to what she creates. What drives you to create? I shied away from art for many years because it can be such a wasteful and…

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January’s Local Artist: Peri Bovitz

This January, we’ll be hosting Peri Bovitz of Chisholm, MN as our Artist in Residence! Why do you create your art? I’ve always made art off and on and I enjoy pieces that carry an emotion with them. Typically, I tend to use a lot of color when I draw or paint. I believe the…

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Wide angle image of a gallery of textured paintings hung on a brightly lit wall.

November’s Featured Artist

This November, we have the honor of hosting Michelle Cappel from Spackle Art of Aurora! Why do you create your art? My art began as an experiment during the Covid quarantine. An article posed a question “What new skill would you like to learn during this time?” Having loved art my entire life I wondered…

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October’s Featured Artist

The Co-op’s featured artist during the of October is Margie Helstrom. Margie enjoys working with water-based mediums such as watercolor, acrylic paints, and gauche. We asked her a handful of questions to learn more about her work, read on to learn more. Why Do You Make This Type of Art? “My inspiration comes from light,…

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