Arts & Culture

A photo of a wood duck on Lake Edina, which won in the Plants and Animals category of the 2019 Images of Edina photo contest.

We asked photographer William Webb to tell us about his photo, “A Beautiful Lake Edina Wood Duck,” which won in the “Plants and Animals” category of the 2018 Images of Edina photo contest.

Gail Gates and Dee Kotaska

Dee Kotaska was a speech therapist for 30 years before realizing photography, her 40-year-long hobby, has always been her passion.

Meditative artist Holly Stone, who teaches classes at the Edina Art Center, works on a painting.

Holly Stone has taught at the Edina Art Center for the past 15 years, but just recently she started incorporating meditation into her classes.

A piece of ceramic art by Blake Stolpestad, who taught ceramics at the Edina Art Center.

Blake Stolpestad says learning and working at the Edina Art Center has helped him gain confidence as an art professional.

Leslie Granbeck, a fiber artist who teaches at the Edina Art Center.

Leslie Granbeck is a teaching artist and felt maker in her own right, leading many classes year-round in the metro area including at the Edina Art Center.

Edina High School alumnus Thomas Glass, who was a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera.

Edina alumnus Thomas Glass was a Metropolitan Opera finalist.

Local musicians  Aimee and Boyd Lee, who founded "Rainy Days & Mondays–Music of the Carpenters"

Aimee and Boyd Lee's Rainy Days & Mondays–Music of the Carpenters is performed during a three-show weekend twice a year at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Edina High School student Dedeepya Guthikonda, who won a gold medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

Sophomore Dedeepya Guthikonda won a gold medal in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Competition this past year.

A fireplace with a wreath hanging above it.

It’s time to tackle your fall to-do list before we settle in for a long season of the white stuff.

"The Secrets We Kept" by Lara Prescott

Lara Prescott's debut novel focuses on spy craft at the beginning of the Cold War.