Author: Kirstin Kasa

  • Introducing Connie Beckers, who tenaciously turned her love of creating glass art into a thriving business as an artist, teacher and more.

    To celebrate her 40th birthday, Connie signed up for a glass making workshop. This single decision would not only teach her an exciting new skill, but would also propel her into her career as a glass artist. 

  • Trials turned to triumphs. The inspiring story of Paul Boecher’s journey as an artist.

    Meet Paul Boecher, an artist who will inspire you through his captivating artwork.  His story will compel you to persevere in your creative endeavors.

  • Unveiling Infinite Creativity: Introducing Kenya Letourneau

    My artistic style is unique and varied, with inspiration coming from everything around me. Whether it’s my children, food, nature, or other people, my work is a reflection of my imaginative spirit. I like to think outside the box, and my pieces often blur the lines between different artistic styles, ranging from realistic impressionism to… Read More

  • Sneak Peek: Check out this behind the scenes video on our Charcoal Portraits Course

    Teaching Artist Sanjukta Mitra helps her students learn techniques to create stunning charcoal portraits. 

  • Express the magic of Wildlife Through Art. Here’s Your Free Audubon Owl Drawing Video Tutorial

    If you’ve experienced the rare encounter with an owl in real life, it was likely a vivid and special moment. We’re offering you the opportunity to capture the magnificent owl in your own unique drawing. You’ll be led step-by-step to create an owl inspired by the artwork of John James Audubon. Audubon was a renowned… Read More

  • Introducing Rumriver Art Center’s Board of Directors. Would you be a great fit for the board? Find out below.

    What image comes to mind when you envision a ‘Board of Directors.’  I asked a few people what they thought and here’s what I heard (paraphrased by me): The next one made me chuckle: If you also have a preconceived idea of a ‘Board Member,’ read on. You may be surprised that diversity in age,… Read More

  • The Stories Behind the Photographs, with Glenn Allenspach

    I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with Glenn Allenspach, and view his gallery exhibit in the Jan Johansen Gallery at Rumriver Art Center. His stunning photos capture your attention and imagination. Learning the background stories adds even more interesting depth to his artwork. We invited you to catch the interview below, as Glenn highlights several… Read More

  • The Story and Inspiration Behind our People’s Choice Winner’s Artwork.

    Rumriver Art Center’s recent gallery exhibit, ‘The Art of a Face’ featured artists unique and creative interpretations of a face. Gallery attendees were invited to vote for a piece of art in the show that most inspired them. Here’s the results, as well as the fascinating stories behind the artists and their artwork. Congratulations to… Read More

  • The Journey, by Montana Becker

    Learn more about Montana’s art journey. From her creative inspiring childhood, to turning to art as a powerful outlet.

  • Craving Vibrant Spring Colors? A Guide to Create your Unique Version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

    An artist tutorial by Larry Weinberg