Studio Artists:

The Center provides studio space in its facilities to over 15 year-round artists–sculptors, painters, potters, glassblowers, photographers, writers, book artists, and printmakers–all of whom have received state, regional, and national attention for their work.

Max Cora | 651-385-8415 |

Owner and operator of Cora Metal Works, Max Cora is a master welder, bronze-caster and finisher. He has done major restoration of public works of art throughout the Upper Midwest, including for the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester. Max's own work is part of permanent and private collections througout the region.

Gail Dahlberg | 651-388-3902 | website

Glassblower-in-residence, Gail Dahlberg holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. After teaching for several years in the Illinois public school system, he returned to Minnesota and, in 2005, designed and built the Center's glassblowing facility.

John Falconer | 651-388-8849 |

"Potter John" worked 10 years as an individual potter before starting the Red Wing Stoneware Co., which he then sold in 1997 to develop the Falconer Vineyards Winery. John's Anderson Center studio offers the opportunity to create new avenues of work along with traditional stoneware pottery.

Angela M. Foley | 651-442-7615 | email

Angela Foley's graceful, proportional forms and the dramatic spectrum of her Raku firing create a timeless sense of beauty. A graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Angela has taught ceramics at Coe and is an active member of of the Upper Mississippi arts community, teaching courses in community education and participating in numerous annual art fairs and festivals.

Gita Ghei | website

A graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Gita Ghei is a cast bronze specialist, as well as a patina artist for sculptors, conservators and architects throughout the country. Her recent positions include several artist-in-residencies in primary and secondary school systems in the Twin Cities area.

Art Kenyon | 651-278-7804

A long time resident of Red Wing, Art Kenyon is a versatile artist with concentrations in drawing, painting, and printmaking. Retired after 32 years as an executive with the Red Wing Shoe Company, Art works in oil, acrylic, original hand-drawn lithographs, Intaglio copper-plate etchings, and original woodcut prints. Art's work can be found in numerous public and private collections.

Scott King, Red Dragonfly Press | 507-664-3892 | website

Poet and translator Scott King is founder, editor, and publisher of Red Dragonfly Press, press-in-residence at the Anderson Center. One of only two privately owned, fine press publishers in Minnesota, Red Dragonfly publications – are part of numerous rare book and antiquarian collections. To order books go online to Log Jam Books.

Erik Legrey

After receiving his B.F.A. from Bethel College in St. Paul, Erik Legrey taught in the Minnesota Public School system and at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Taylors Falls, Minnesota. Erik has extensive experience in metal casting and carved/fabricated steel sculpture, and his work is on display at Franconia, the Anderson Center Sculpture Garden, and is part of several private collections.

Joe Loer

Joe Loer is writing about his experiences working in several countries. His books include a thriller about geoengineering and climate change set in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, a nonfiction story about journeys based on traveling in the Amazon, and a memoir of the Peace Corps in Kenya. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MA in interdisciplinary studies and creative writing from Hamline University. He works as an environmental engineer.

Nancy Murphy | 651-388-5909 | email

Since 1998, Nancy Murphy has maintained a studio at the Anderson Center specializing in a variety of media, including watercolor painting, wall hangings, and hand-dyed silks. Her work is frequently featured in promotional material for the Center's annual Art Celebrations, and her sensual, vibrantly colored silks are perennial favorites throughout the area.

B-J Mushet-Norman | 651-497-8744

A long time resident of the Red Wing area, B-J works in oil, pastel, charcoal and pencil to create stunning portraits and landscapes. In addition to scores of public and private local and regional collections, her work is also in the Aviation Museums of the US Navy and US Army.

Cynthia Weitzel | email | website

Visual Artist Cynthia Weitzel received her training in the fine arts from Austin Peay State University and recently made the transition to career artist after 25 years in nonprofit service and human rights advocacy. While her concentration is in painting – traditional to contemporary – she loves experimenting in all media from printmaking to sculpture. Being Deaf, much of her work reflects the history, life and perspective of American Deaf Culture in a style often seen among minority artists.