The Hallberg Center for the Arts is open again , but to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and the community, we will be placing some requirements and limits on visitors and voluteers.  We will be open normal hours Thursday through SaturdayVolunteers and guests will be required to wear a mask (if you don't have one, we will provide on for you).  We are limiting the total volunteers and guests to a total of 15 people in the gallery at any given time.  Sanitizer will be available.  Social distancing is required.

Thanks for your understanding.  Everyone at The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community.

K. Daphnae Koop

K. Daphnae Koop

Painter and Jewelry Artist

K. Daphnae Koop is a painter and jewelry artist whose work focuses on the color, texture, and character of the natural materials that are her inspiration. Her paintings are mixed media on carved wood panels. They are non-representational; texture, color, and simple forms are paired with titles that suggest, but do not impose, the theme or subject of the painting.

The jewelry is crafted of Lake Superior beach stones and beads; the stones are drilled, grooved, carved and polished, and crafted into one-of-a-kind necklaces. She has shown her work extensively in New York, New England and the Midwest.

I am a painter whose inspiration lies in the materials I work with. I paint on carved wood panels, often adding small objects and elements of assemblage to their surfaces. I use recycled and rough-milled woods that carry the dirt and scars of their history with them. I use glass that comes from shattered windshields and bus shelters, and brings along its own story. In some of my pieces I also include bits of rust, pebbles, twigs, stones; those things that form the detritus of our world.

I title my work with fragments of poetry; bits of phrases that in and of themselves make little sense, but which are such a part of our literary history that they carry their own resonance. These phrases suggest the themes underlying the simple visuals of the painting. My interest in used or abused materials is central to my work. It is an expression both of the life and beauty that exists in the ordinary, and of notions of reclamation and rebirth. Combined and embellished with the rich texture of paint and the sparkle of shattered glass, destruction and decay is transformed into beauty and triumph. 

-K. Daphnae Koop


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  • Address:  1500 Jackson St NE, Studio: 166, Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • Mailing Address:  1500 Jackson St NE, Studio: 166, Minneapolis, MN 55413


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