Join us at The Mill Yard opening reception to meet the featured artists and engage with beautiful art. Wine, beverages, and snacks are served.
Artists featured at this show:
- Tracy Frizzell, Painter
- Eddie Hamilton, Painter
- Peder Hegland, Studio Potter
- Andy Ness, Painter
- Dean Seaton, Photographer
- Anne Waddell Toohey, Jewelry – Opening Reception Only
Growing up in a family of artists, Tracy began her artistic career early. Raised in northern Minnesota, her inspiration was always water and nature. Tracy graduated with degrees from North Dakota State University in landscape architecture, environmental design and art. With each piece she “strives not only to accurately portray a scene but also capture that elusive ‘something’.” Tracy paints in oil or watercolor utilizing a style that adds action to the scenes. Her favorite subjects are Minnesota and Canadian wilderness, but also urban and industrial landscapes that characterize much of Minneapolis.
Eddie is a painter living and working in Minnesota. A native of Los Angeles, his palette is inspired by his childhood in the sun and surf. His paintings use a gestural feel with attention to line and form to reflect childhood joys. Eddie has painted urban surreal and naïve scenes full of color and energy. Currently his work has evolved to bring that energy to paintings of nature and wildlife. Eddie’s work has been shown around the country.
Peter has been a full time Studio Potter since 1976. He is grateful to have studied with masters: Dean Schwarz, Peter Deneen, David Stewart and Marguerite Wildenhain. Ancient pottery from around the world has also been his teacher. Making pots that are useful and beautiful to look at and touch has always been his goal and pleasure. For the past 30 years Peder has worked and lived on Pine Point, a little peninsula north of Sartell, MN surrounded on two sides by the Mississippi River. The river, it’s trees and animals, always provide daily lessons.
Andy earned his BFA from Pratt Institute and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His artist residencies have included the prestigious Vermont Studio Center, MacDowell Colony, Denniston Hill, and he was a two-year Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. Andy has taught at RISD, Studio in a School in New York City, and the Grand Marais Art Colony. Andy’s work has shown both nationally and internationally. He currently has shows in Texas, Tennessee and in Trento, Italy.
Dean has been using photography as art for over a dozen years. He perfects capturing a moment in time that “tells a story and evokes emotions through the use of line, shape, color, lack of color, shadow, texture, subject matter and composition.” He has learned the big difference between taking a picture and making a picture. He explains, “making a picture takes patience, thought, timing and sometimes a bit of luck.” All his images are Limited Editions that include a Certificate of Authenticity. Dean’s studio is in the Northrup King Building.
Anne has always been an artist. After graduating with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design she enjoyed a successful career selling high-end jewelry, always creating her own in a garage studio. For over five years Anne has focused exclusively on her own brand, drawing inspiration from her life experiences and nature. She works with gold, silver and precious and semi-precious gemstones. She has numerous successful collections and curated partnerships which allowed her to open a new studio in Deephaven, MN.
The Mill Yard at Stonebridge Lofts
Residents celebrate our area’s industrial heritage of the mighty Mississippi River and the mills. Today, what we see are the most recognizable Minneapolis landmarks. However, this is only part of the story. Rail lines were key to Minneapolis’ growth, and were particularly integral to the Mill District, bringing in wheat and timber and shipping out flour and lumber. We also honor the history of the mills, the reason for the rail yard’s existence. The Mill Yard aims to be both a gathering place for art and artists and a conduit by which art can be shared with and disseminated into the wider community.
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