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Press Release:

Three Artists, Three Mediums

Horizons and Fibers of the Soul art exhibits open Thursday, March 22 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts.

Artists MaryAnn Cleary, Andy Tinkham, and Heather Tinkham collaborate to form a powerful exhibit of fine art at the Hallberg Center for the Arts.  Opening Thursday afternoon, March 22, starting at 4pm, this show will introduce the inspiring landscape paintings of soft brush strokes by MaryAnn Cleary contrasting the vivid night photography of Andy Tinkham on metal in the main gallery with Heather Tinkham’s remarkable, revealing fiber art in the Cube Gallery.

Opening night for a fine art exhibit at the Hallberg Center for the Arts is a unique opportunity to get a first look at an exhibit with opportunities to meet and converse with the artists as well as other guests.  Complimentary refreshments are served at this event which is free and open to the public.

MaryAnn Cleary, Heather Tinkham, and Andy Tinkham

From the Artists…

"Living in the Twin Cities metro, I don’t always get the chance to see the full wonders of the night sky. While I cherish my opportunities to go up north to see things like the Milky Way and the Northern Lights (both favorite subjects of mine), I find that the bright lights of the city, rather than diminishing the experience, change it. They bring new challenges and convey new emotions." - Andy Tinkham

"To me, art is a way of expressing something in two dimensions that normally would be taken for granted by others in life. I love capturing the emotional essence of that moment in time. As I pursue my passion, I hope to capture those precious moments with the magic of a paintbrush or a stick of charcoal by utilizing light, contrast, value and color onto the paper or canvas. My ultimate goal is to take something ordinary and make it something magical and emotional to the viewer." - MaryAnn Cleary

"At its best, art is a way to bring more beauty, joy, honesty, and authenticity into a world that is increasingly busy and chaotic. My work extends the idea of art destined for gallery walls in to our everyday lives, as Artwear for both our bodies and our homes, as I see a life integrated with art as richer and more grounded overall." - Heather Tinkham

This event will remain open to the public through April 14, 2018 during regular art center business hours.  Located at 5521 East Viking Blvd, in Wyoming, MN, the Hallberg Center for the Arts is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 4pm to 8pm and Saturdays from noon to 4pm.

Two and a half years ago, with the establishment of the art center, the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community has brought new exhibits of premier artist's work to the area almost every month.  This past year, the organization interviewed artists from throughout the region and have now booked the main gallery with new exhibits into 2020.  Today, the organization has over 180 members not just from this area, but throughout the Twin Cities, up through Princeton and Mora, as far south as North Mankato, and into Stillwater and western Wisconsin.  

It should be mentioned that this organization has no paid staff, everything they do is through donations, grants, and countless volunteer hours.

The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community encourages personal growth and discovery, providing mentorship for artists through presentations, performances, displays, classes and exhibitions.

WACAC Mission:

(adopted April 19, 2012)

Our mission is to encourage creative expression, promote networking of local artists of all ages, and champion a learning environment that builds community participation in the arts.

Find out more about the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community at:


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