May 6 & 7 // Home, Fort Dodge, IA & Briggs Woods Park, Webster, IA
Hope Thier received her Master of Arts in 2014 and Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012 from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is a recipient of the 2014 Toy Wilson Blethen Fine Arts Award, Nadine B. Andreas Graduate Teaching Assistantship, several juried awards from exhibitions around the Midwest, two Undergraduate Research Creative grants, ITW Foundation Scholarship, and the Mary Sugden Endowment Scholarship in Painting. She has exhibited around the Midwest, on the West Coast, and has work in several collections.
Raised in Moorhead, MN she moved to Marquette, MI for two years while attending school and then transferred to MNSU. She has taught at Minnesota State University-
Mankato, the Arts Center of St. Peter, served as the Program Director for Twin RiversCouncil for the Arts' festival Arts by the River, and as President for Student Art League for two years. She currently resides in Fort Dodge, IA and is the Art Educator/Assistant Director at the Blanden Art Museum.
Images from Hope's Day 1.
Explored and photographed Briggs Woods Park, and began working on drawings. Little Miss Sunday Funday [cat] found a garter snake in the basement which was exciting, as that was one of the drawings. The snake was not harmed, and safely released in Kennedy Memorial County Park.
Images from Hope's Day 2.
Explored and photographed Brushy Creek State Recreation Area, and completed drawings there and in my backyard with the company of Running Bear and Little Miss Sunday Funday [cats].