Virtual Art Gallery

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From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum

This virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum," will explore how our community has experienced the challenges and mending of this past year. Whether it is through visual or performance art - painting, sculpture, photography, speech, music, spoken word, dance - submissions are open to all mediums that express the journey from struggling to healing during the upheaval of 2020 and beyond.

The exhibition is being co-produced by the City of Edina's Arts & Culture Commission and Mosaic, a student group at Edina High School focused on creating an inclusive school culture.

Some submissions may be selected for permanent display as public art pieces for the City.

While you are here you are invited to:

  • Submit artwork into the virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum."
  • View the virtual gallery after submissions are received.
  • Comment on submissions to share experiences and stories.
  • Ask a question.
  • Learn more about public art and race and equity in Edina.

From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum

This virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum," will explore how our community has experienced the challenges and mending of this past year. Whether it is through visual or performance art - painting, sculpture, photography, speech, music, spoken word, dance - submissions are open to all mediums that express the journey from struggling to healing during the upheaval of 2020 and beyond.

The exhibition is being co-produced by the City of Edina's Arts & Culture Commission and Mosaic, a student group at Edina High School focused on creating an inclusive school culture.

Some submissions may be selected for permanent display as public art pieces for the City.

While you are here you are invited to:

  • Submit artwork into the virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum."
  • View the virtual gallery after submissions are received.
  • Comment on submissions to share experiences and stories.
  • Ask a question.
  • Learn more about public art and race and equity in Edina.

Explore the Virtual Art Gallery

This virtual art gallery, "From Struggling to Healing: A Continuum," explores how our community has experienced the challenges and mending of this past year. Artists were encouraged to submit visual or performance art - painting, sculpture, photography, speech, music, spoken word, dance - that express the journey from struggling to healing during the upheaval of 2020 and beyond.

Some submissions you see here may be selected for permanent display as public art pieces for the City. 

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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    Title: Mountain Lake

    2 months ago

    This art was submitted by Lynn Brownell in the representation category. They are acrylic on canvas.


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    Title: Transformation

    3 months ago

    This art was submitted by Lynn Brownell in the feeling category. About the piece she said, "This piece went from scary and ugly to me."


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    Title: Meum

    3 months ago

    This art was submitted by Gabrielle Anczarski in the accuracy category. It is a photograph of her mom and a kitten who used to live with them.



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    Title: Let's Communicate

    3 months ago

    This art was submitted by Lisa Arnold in the race/ethnicity inclusion category. About her artwork Arnold said, "Coming from a background of Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Theater, Activism, and Art, my work is often about how we talk to ourselves and each other. I ask the viewer to think about how they think and think about how that affects their communication."


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    Title: North Shore calm

    3 months ago

    This art was submitted by Patricia Miller in the representation category. About her artwork Miller said, "Watercolors of North Shore, a beautiful and calming place in Minnesota."

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    Title: Confuse - Shun

    3 months ago

    This art is submitted by Lisa Larson in the Race/Ethnicity Inclusion category.

    This art is made with yarn on an 18 inch-square piece of monk’s cloth using a punch needle.

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    Title: I See You

    3 months ago

    This art is submitted by Deneena Hughes in the Representation and Feelings categories.

    "With my figurative art I am drawn to create images that cause you to look deeper behind a face and consider the stories that the individual's life holds, the narrative that makes them who they are. I will write that narrative in my mind before the image comes into being and then begin with painting the eyes in an effort to capture the soul behind the story. There is an unconventional beauty that is wrought from pain, like the gold that is purified by fire. I know... Continue reading

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    Title: Women's Day

    3 months ago

    This photo was submitted by Maria Ahrens in the the Race/Ethnicity Inclusion category.

    "I created this original watercolor fashion illustration during one of many painful moments of racial tension and division this past year, while simultaneously feeling the sting of the underrepresentation of women in certain leadership roles. I believe there is great strength in diversity and felt the need to create aspirational artwork to inspire as we work for a better future."

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    Title: Leaf in the Big Lake

    3 months ago

    This watercolor was submitted by Anne Juhl Legeros in the feelings category.

    In Minnesota we are fortunate to have access to many beautiful bodies of water. This watercolor, "Leaf in the Big Lake" is meant to bring about a feeling of calm reflection (literally!). Meditating upon gently moving water can bring a sense of peacefulness - something we all need during these trying times of the pandemic.


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    Title: Anxiety Chakra Series

    3 months ago

    This series was submitted by MaryBeth Garrigan in the representation and feeling categories.

    This is a body of work in acrylic on canvas that outlines a journey of my anxious anticipation of an unknown event yet still to come at the start of the new decade. Highlighting the Chakra healing as the subject theme throughout the start of the pandemic Nov 2019 through period of time to Nov 2020. These themes were a part of the meditative painting to get me through that period. Each of the seven pieces coincide with a chakra color and titles : Root/Red, Sacral/Orange, Solar... Continue reading