This is the last week to shop for Halloween Art by the Twisted Pumpkin. Mandy is an amazing artist and we still have awesome heirloom items for you to choose from.
Jessie Lawson, of Flying Cat Arthouse, and Sue Mooney, of Wild Barking Moon, have come together for a fun Gallery Showcase of Cats and Dogs and Dogs and Cats. They both have truly delightful styles — Jessie mainly works with analog collage, painstakingly cutting out each image and assembling it together to make a masterpiece, or is it a CATsterpiece??!? Sue merges digital art, painting, and A LOT of goggles to make her (mostly) dogs come alive on the canvas. Who doesn’t need a little furry friend that doesn’t poop on the rug??!?
YES!!! We are open on Halloween from noon-4pm — no appointment needed, but, as always, masks ARE required (over your mouth AND nose…)
Although we can’t be open regular hours, we are continuing to add more vintage and locally made small furniture, housewares, and gifts. Plus our artists are continuing to bring new pieces for the gallery walls.
Join DARE in welcoming back, The Twisted Pumpkin (aka Mandy Koepp) for our Halloween Extravaganza! Beginning at noon on Sunday, 9/20 through Saturday 10/31, you may make a personal shopping appointment by texting 612 454 5456 or schedule online at schedulicity.com/scheduling/DAR3ELB. OR if you see something online, you can purchase for contactless store pickup.
Mandy is known for her intricate Halloween themed sculptures, you’re not going to want to miss this!
Mandy was born and raised in the North Metro. Music and Art were an important part of her life from an early age but it wasn’t until high school that she became interested in sculpting. At 15 she took a new class called Contemporary Arts. The class focused on the non-traditional art classes such as screen printing, collage making, glass blowing and making clay beads with polymer clay. That is when Mandy fell in love with Polymer Clay. She took a trip to Ben Franklin and bought a book about making Polymer Clay Dragon’s and Fairies and a bunch of Sculpey Clay and was hooked ever since.
At 23 she lived in Seattle for a short time as was introduced to the Pop Surrealism/Underground Contemporary art movement. She fell in love with Low Brow style and combining that with her over the top love of Halloween and The Twisted Pumpkin was born.
She is constantly trying new techniques and styles to further her sculpting skills and loves being around other artists and musicians to soak up as much creativity as possible.