Arts & Culture

Artful Arches - Vicki Hurwitz

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Images of Edina photo contest in the pages of Edina Magazine and online.

Kindergarten Besties

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Images of Edina photo contest in the pages of Edina Magazine and online. This month, we asked Leah Steidl to tell us about her 2020 award-winning photograph titled Kindergarten Besties.

Last spring, artist Blake Stolpestad helped Highlands Elementary School after school program students in kindegarten through fifth grade create a large scale art installation project using yarn. Stolpestad says, “I’ve seen the spark of an artist ignite in these kids as they worked ...

Artist: Lisa Larson Title: Confuse-Shun

Recent Edina High School graduate Shreya Konkimalla knew she wanted to be on Edina’s Arts and Culture Commission since she heard about it freshman year.

Max Opitz

Planning for college can be an exciting time for families. Touring your dream school, filling out applications and shopping for your dorm are all milestones in the college preparation process.

class at Creek Valley Elementary

Leader in Me was first developed by a principal and teachers who wanted to teach students life skills alongside academics. With this in mind, Principal Muriel Summers of A.B. Combs Elementary in Raleigh, N.C.

The Goddard School

Alexandra and Isaac Kruege are parents of a 2-year-old daughter enrolled in the toddler room at the Goddard School in Edina. “Our daughter comes home happy and tells us all sorts of different stories each day that she is there.

Maxine Wallin

Maxine Wallin is one of Edina’s foremost community philanthropists. A librarian by training, she values education and founded Wallin Education Partners with her husband Win in 1992.

This past May, the Rotary Club of Edina presented $1,500 scholarships to two Edina High School 2021 graduates Divya Danthuluri and Allison Koester.

The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

Raina and Gerda Olsen were born in Norway in the 1870s. As small children, they immigrated to Nebraska with their parents when their father was given 160 acres of land by the United States Government. In their mid-teens, both girls become schoolteachers in one-room schoolhouses.

Acrylic on Canvas by Emily Frank

“Blue skies smiling at me, nothing but blue skies, do I see.” These song lyrics by Ella Fitzgerald feel so appropriate as we soak in these last days of summer sunshine.

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