FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  4/8/2016

Eric Peterson, Chairman of the Board of Directors
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Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community, Inc.
Hallberg Center for the Arts
5521 East Viking Blvd
Wyoming, MN  55092
(651) 238-0245
http://WyomingCreativeArts.org

 

Whimsical Art Exhibit Opens April 21 

at the Hallberg Center for the Arts

Nine months after establishing the Hallberg Center for the Arts in Wyoming, MN, the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community (WACAC) is proud to present, Whimsical, an art show featuring the colorful paintings of Joy Tate and the three-dimensional art of Erik Ritter.

This art exhibit opening is on the April 21 from 5:30pm -8:30pm and is free and open to the public.  The opening is a great opportunity for visitors to meet the artists, as well as other artists and art lovers from throughout the region.

Joy Tate is a self-taught painter working in both Acrylic and Oil. Joy started painting at the age of 20 because she was looking for a positive means of self expression. After dabbling with many different styles, Joy found painting enjoyment comes from recreating scenes with a touch of whimsy. A lot of her current work is inspired by her beautiful garden, she said, a garden that was a magical world created with a dash of cottage and tons of whimsical style. The paintings that are inspired from this world are meant to either simply bring a smile to viewers face or evoke a childhood fantasy of a secret garden world. Painting has been a very important part of her life and a very positive outlet.

Erik Ritter earned his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and regularly shows his assemblage artwork throughout the Midwest. After a successful exhibition of his work in 2013, the South Dakota Art Museum purchased his piece “Bird of Time” for their permanent collection. He regularly facilitates “DeJunked Art” team building workshops for local elementary schools, public art centers, and corporations. Ritter has taught general education courses for the past seven years at several colleges and universities, and has developed curriculum as a subject matter expert for three online digital design courses. He currently lives in Osseo, MN.

The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community was formed by an alliance of artists, musicians, performers, photographers, and writers, with a goal of enriching the quality of life in the Wyoming area by facilitating inspirational venues where regional, national, and international cultural activities can illuminate, educate, and entertain.

This arts community is committed to celebrating the diversity of arts in the region by offering an array of affordable cultural opportunities and experiences designed to appeal and be accessible to all. 

The WACAC was recently awarded a grant to improve ADA accessibility to the main gallery at the Hallberg Center for the Arts, located at 5521 East Viking Blvd, Wyoming.  The grant will include funding for new front steps and walkways with a ramp for wheel chair access.  Work is expected to begin in May.

For more information visit:

http://WyomingCreativeArts.org

 

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The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community (WACAC) was formed by an alliance of artistsmusiciansperformersphotographers, and writers, with a goal of enriching the quality of life in the Wyoming area by facilitating inspirational venues where regional, national, and international cultural activities can illuminate, educate, and entertain. 

This arts community is committed to celebrating the diversity of the region surrounding Wyoming, MN by offering an array of affordable cultural opportunities and experiences designed to appeal and be accessible to all.

North American Reciprocal Museum Association (N.A.R.M.)WACAC and the Hallberg Center for the Arts is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 973 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits. 

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