Category Archives: Exhibits

Virtual Gallery Walk and Artist Celebration

Saturday | November 7 | 10:00-11:00am
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The community is invited to join Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and the artists of Playful Postcards: Artist Study for a Virtual Gallery Walk and Artist Celebration via Zoom. This event will highlight the work of eight talented community artists who participated in MCA’s Playful Postcards: Artist Study class throughout September and October.

Playful Postcards: Artist Study was an 8-week creative aging program designed for participants ages 55+ to explore art techniques and artists while using a blank postcard as the canvas. After creating weekly challenges each student sent their creation to a classmate to share their art and conversation. Artists explored pop artist David Hockney, Bridget Riley’s Op Art, Henri Matisse’s collage techniques and more.

The Virtual Gallery walk will feature a slide show presentation of photos of the postcards which were created and also a short discussion with attending artists and instructor, Brianna Haupt. Playful Postcards: Artist Study Artists include: Leslie Albers, Deborah Becker-Galewski, Connie Bodas, Nancy Brown, Patricia Karnick, Margaret Kiihne, Pat Mutter and Beth Seebach.

To attend this live virtual event please register in advance on our website at and you will receive a Zoom Link prior to the event. If you are unable to attend the live event, the slideshow gallery will be shared on MCA’s Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.
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Robert Long, a variety of works

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