Chaska Tables & Chairs
One-of-a-kind tables and Adirondack Chairs, hand-painted by local artists, are located through Downtown Chaska - at City Hall Plaza, Firemen’s Park, and City Square Park. Three more sets will also be roaming from location to location.
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I am a multimedia Artist focusing on natural inspirations in much of my work. My love of nature shows through with my interpretation in glasswork, steel, felting, paintings and jewelry. My art studio is in Carver and I reside in Chaska, MN.
“Tumbling Blocks” by Steve and Barb Kelzer
Steve & Barb Kelzer are life long residents of Chaska/ Carver County. They both volunteer for the Arts Consortium, Steve, as the Music Liaison & Producer of The Songwriters And Musicians of Carver County CD and Barb as the volunteer Coordinator for the Gallery/Gift Shop in the lower level of the old Noterman Building in Victoria. Steve is also an avid woodworker and has incorporated this tumbling block design into furniture and other wooden items. About 10 years ago, Steve & Barb painted the tumbling block pattern on a barn quilt for their granary and thought this sounded like another fun project they could do together.
“LAND THAT I LOVE” & “LAND OF MY ANCESTORS” by Linda Jo Stuckey
Linda graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead MN with dual degrees in International Marketing and Business Administration. She has had a lifelong passion for all the arts and wants to utilize her skills to help promote the arts in the community.
I am Sue Thompson and walk along the Minnesota River all the time. I often imagine what it was like when the Dakota Indians lived along the river. I found the spot near carver where the village’s leader Mazomani, or “Iron Walker.” lived. Mazomani signed many treaties and was one of the Wahpeton Dakota who signed the Treaty of Traverse Des Sioux in 1851, according to Spector’s book. The treaty, between the U.S. government and the Sisseton and Wahpeton bands of Dakota Indians, opened the land to settlers, but pushed Dakota Indians, including those who lived at Little Rapids, onto reservations
“Big Bird” & “Iris Blooms” by Noel Van Tol
My favorite media are acrylic on canvas and watercolor, in bold bright colors. I have been a florist most of my life, in Mankato, and since retirement a full time artist. I love flowers, of course, and the iris are blooming in my yard now, hence the iris blooms on the chair. Also I’ve been excited to see sandhill cranes on the hillsides in Carver County, what a thrill.
“Circles” by Jeff Lenzmeier
As a child, I enjoyed the creative building process. This love led me to study art at St. John’s and St. Ben’s. While there, I discovered my passion for clay, sculpture and all things creative. Collaborating and conversing with others who shared my passion led me to continue my studies at MSU, Mankato in art education. I see teaching as a way to pass on my love and excitement for the creative process to children of all ages. I want to inspire others to explore their creative and artistic passions. I have been teaching for 28 years in both the private and public schools.
“Ripple” by Mary Williamson
I have been enjoying using multiple colors in all of my work lately; mosaic, wire & bead, acrylic & jewelry. The inspiration for this table was the background from my Logo I originally designed in Sharpie Marker!!