“Visions Across Minnesota and Europe” by Rita Beyer Corrigan
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
Rita Beyer Corrigan, our exhibiting artist for November and December, will be showing work that was inspired by her travels across Minnesota and Europe. The source of inspiration for many of her Minnesota pieces is the dramatic landscaping of the Lake Superior area. Her extensive travels through Croatia, Ireland and other European venues have inspired much of her work as well.
Come and meet this charming artist at a reception in the 410 Oak Grove Dining Room on November 9, 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Please note the new date. Rita will tell us about her many varied experiences in the art world and will be available to answer questions. Come and munch on some of The Woman’s Club special hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a beverage from our cash bar.
No RSVP necessary.
The Art Gallery at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis is open to Club Members
during regular Club hours. Nonmembers are welcome to view the artwork during the
Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 – 11:00 am, and 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday by appointment only; please call 612-813-5300
Sunday, 9:00 – 10:30 am (be sure to stay for a delicious Brunch that occurs every Sunday at 10:30 am)
About the Artist:
Having lived in Minnesota since third grade, Rita was first inspired to sketch and paint landscapes in the northern part of the state, the Lake Superior area being one of her favorite venues. She loved the water, the rocks, the forests, the grassy meadows and the layering of colors and variations of depths these elements create together.
In more recent times Rita has continued to be inspired by her surroundings during her travels to Europe, Croatia, Ireland and Iceland with her daughters. After the very sudden death of her husband two years ago her focus became more introspective, and she found herself reflecting on her past life. Scenes from northern Minnesota began to reappear frequently in her work. Rita’s work was influenced by studying with Lou Saffer, Joyce Lyon, Elizabeth Erickson, and Hazel Belvo at the Grand Marais Art Colony. With Joyce Lyon’s encouragement her focus changed from oil to pastel. Recently she has returned to oil painting and continues to use both in her work.
Rita’s undergraduate degree was a BA in Studio Arts and a minor in English and Education. Her MA degree was granted as a double major in Oil Painting and Creative Photography. She has taught art K-8 at St. Joseph’s in Rosemount and has taken part in numerous exhibits including 15 solo shows and has won awards in many of them including the Minnesota State Fair, Bloomington Art Center, Edina Art Center and Hopkins Art Center.