Arts Roseville Featured Artists
Each month, meet and learn from a different local artist. Featured artists (visual and performance) will share about their art, discuss creativity, and respond to questions in an informal setting. This program is a partnership of the Roseville Public Library and Arts Roseville. All sessions will be held in the library's community room. There is no cost to attend and all are welcome.
Upcoming Featured Artists:
April Featured artist: Diana Eicher
Saturday, April 6 from 11:00 AM - NOON
Diana Eicher was born in Michigan. She has a BA in painting from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Hawaii. She studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, Italy. Diana is the Director of the Printmaking & Papermaking studios at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Diana works printmaking, papercutting, handmade paper, installation work and mixed media.
May Featured Artist: Samuel Jacobs
Saturday, May 18 from 2-3 p.m.
Samuel Jacobs is an artist. He likes to draw a lot everyday because he wants to get better at what he does. He desires to be a great artist to put smiles on faces and inspire people. He's still learning but he's getting better everyday and gets inspiration from other arts. Samuel likes to play outside and talk to his friends at school. Now in the Boy Scouts, Samuel has won the Pinewood Derby car race in the first and second places as a Cub Scout. His Watercolor Landscape artwork received a ribbon for being selected as an artwork for display at the Banfill-Locke Art Gallery in Fridley, Minnesota
June Featured Artist: Stuart Lenz
Wednesday, June 12 from 7-8 p.m.
Stuart works in welded steel, often with brass and copper enhancements. Using oxygen and acetylene welding and a process called Direct Metal Sculpting and some blacksmithing techniques to create his works.
His themes are nature related. Trees in groups and single trees are his signature themes. Stuart is a retired engineer who works full time at his art. Prices range from $45 for small pieces to over $2000 for large, highly decorated pieces.
Stuart has been making metal sculptures since 1966 when his father took a course in welding, bought the equipment and together started sculpting. He still has the original piece they made together.
Past Featured Artists:
September Featured artist: Bob Murphy
Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bob Murphy is a contemporary multi-media artist who grew up in Roseville and began taking photographs in 1969. His interactive presentation will include contemporary photographs as well as images that he made in Roseville during the 60's and 70's. He will also share a few of the experiences that he had with friends during the days of Roadside, and The Rose Drive-in Theatre. Seen from a contemporary perspective the artwork reveals a time of change as the war in Vietnam went on, the British Invasion had occurred, Feminism was getting started and the Civil Rights movement was underway. Bob's presentation includes something for everybody. His work has been shown at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The New Museum of Contemporary Art New York and is included in many private and public collections.
August Featured artist: Lynnette Simpson
Wednesday, August 22 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Lynnette Simpson is a Twin Cities-based artist and musician who works to use art as a vessel for justice, love, and divine
inspiration. Lynnette currently performs with the Grammy-award winning “Sounds of Blackness” and teaches music throughout the metro-area.
July Featured artist: Yijia Li
Wednesday, July 18 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Yijia Li is a painter from Shanghai, China, who uses female figures as main subject matter. She admires sexuality and human desire by applying pigments and moving brushes.
June Featured artist: Rosetown Playhouse
Saturday, June 16 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Rosetown Playhouse's mission is to strengthen community through inclusive, playful theater experiences. It produces two shows each year with professional directors and staff of various ages. It seeks to provide family entertainment with opportunities for large casts, and uses the power of theater to build community and provide a means for learning and creative expression.
May Featured artist: Jancyn Bindman
Saturday, May 19 from 10:30-11:30
Jancyn is a make-up artist and photographer. She owns Blanc Sketch Artistry, specializing in beauty make-up and contemporary portraits.
April Featured artist: Thomas Willicombe
Saturday, April 21 from 2:00-3:00
Thomas is an artist and art educator currently teaching at South High School in Minneapolis. He primarily paints realistic watercolors in a variety of subjects including portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.