Arts

The Boxer by artist Richard Merchán

“The Boxer by artist Richard Merchán is a beautiful representation of his loose impressionistic approach fueled by strategic hints of color perfectly placed throughout the composition,” says Hollie Blanchard, co-founder of The Art Girls Minneapolis

"Cottagewood" by local artist David Holmes

David Holmes’ hyperrealism painting technique means the image produced looks as perfect and real as possible—with no visible brush strokes.

Minnetonka High School student Reed Raarup

Minnetonka High School student Reed Raarup might be young, but his artistic career is taking off.

An artist on a trip sponsored by PleinAir Magazine paints a woman on a Cuban street.

In all, 50 artists participated in the trip.

Hayley Stoen has achieved something most people only dream of: turning her passion into her business. Stoen is the owner and curator of The Atelier Collection, a fine vintage art dealership in Excelsior.

“I look at the world through the eyes of a child,” says Wayzata artist Wendy Shragg.

“I look around and I see pattern. Shape. Shadows. Color combinations. My mind works differently.”

Bev Leckie and Pam Chenevert founded their business, Paint Paper Scissors, together in September of 2017.

The sun sets on the horizon over a lake.

Fifty years of shooting has given Mike Maki the ability to find interesting scenes anywhere.

In the musical Newsies—now playing at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT)—Les Jacobs is an almost-10-year-old boy whose older brother, David, and another newsboy, Jack, are involved in a strike against a powerful new

This summer, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres presents Newsies, the story of Les Jacobs, a young newspaper boy (a “newsie”) whose older compatriots are working on a strike against the indomitable publisher.

If you’ve driven on Highway 7 at night and happened past Excelsior United Methodist Church, you might already know the work of artist Dieterich Spahn. “We often get comments from passers-by,” says pastor Katie Schneider-Bryan.

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