The Rumriver Art Center just completed its second year of it’s Emerging Older Adult artists program. The program is a 12 month program where a older adult emerging artists gets to work with a mentor. The emerging artists are chosen from applications from older adults in the North Metro and then paired with artist mentor.
Rumriver Art Center has art on display at Allina’s Customer Experience Center in Coon Rapids, MN (880 Evergreen Blvd, Coon Rapids, MN 55433). The current gallery show features the art of Jerry Jorgenrud and Bill Hogan. They have a variety of watercolor paintings on display. Check out some of their work below!
I sat down with Dianne Novak to see how her year with our mentorship program went for her, I asked her when did she first think she wanted to be an artist? Dianne always thought of herself as a writer and didn’t think she could be an artist as well. She grew up surrounded by… Read More
I would like to introduce you to Bill Hogan, he was a mentee for this last year. Bill’s focus was on watercolor painting and he worked with Jerry Jorgenrud for the last 9 months. They have a show at the Rumriver Art Gallery opening on Saturday, July 17 from 2pm-4pm which runs through August 13…. Read More
Join Wou Browne for a fun project to celebrate Juneteenth. You will create a rose project using acrylic paint. Materials Needed: pencil, eraser, canvas or paper, paintbrush and acrylic paint.
Rumriver Art Center has a Vitality Arts Program for Older Adults Ages 55+. We offer 8 week courses in a variety of mediums throughout the year. At the end of each 8 week session, we have a culminating event to celebrate the talents and artwork of our Vitality Arts program participants. Since the pandemic, we… Read More
Join Larry Weinberg for a fun class where you will learn to draw a colorful parrot. Material Needed: Drawing Paper, pencil, eraser, and material to add color (watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, etc.)
As our Mentorship program year is rapping up, I sat down with mentee Anita Cholewa to see how the year went for her and to get to know her a bit better. Anita grew up in Chicago. She started drawing as a child and her father noticed her talent and signed her up for drawing… Read More
MaryLeah Marshall takes you through the process of painting beautiful Tulips using watercolors. Materials Needed: watercolor paper, paintbrush, watercolor paint, pencil, and eraser.
Larry Weinberg takes you step-by-step to create a fun rabbit drawing project. Materials Needed: drawing paper, pencil, eraser, and blending stump.