During the renovation and transformation of an East Side church into an artist quarter and art center, Jessie Fisher and Scott Seebart have spent mornings at Round Lake, to paint en plein air before starting their day of physical labor at the church. The couple considers Lake Phalen regional park, with its waterways, pathways, flora and fauna, unmatched in the cities and a jewel on the East Side, made even more impressive by its proximity to dense urban areas. Fisher and Seebart are honored to be invited to participate in the exhibition at ArT@967 Payne during this year’s Solidarity Street Gallery/Uniquely East Side Festival and proud to be included in such an impactful event.
After 20 years as professors of painting in the Kansas City Metro area, artists and educators Jessie Fisher and Scott Seebart have returned to their beloved Twin Cities to renovate a former church on St Paul’s East Side. Case Edgerton studios will house a private residence, art studios, classrooms, community gardens, lecture hall and library and welcome the community into a fusion of personal, communal, and academic spaces.
Fisher received a BFA from the University of Minnesota, an MFA from the University of Iowa and studied at the Scoula di Grafica in Venice, Italy, and PAFA. She has been an artist-in-residence at Visual Art and Design Academy Santa Barbara, Watershed and Studio Art College International in Florence, Italy and lectured on her work at the Kemper Museum of Art, St. Ambrose University, the University of South Carolina, the International School of Painting, Italy and GuangXi Arts Institute Nanning, China. She is a recipient of the Ohio Young Painters Prize and founding member of Studio Nong, an international sculpture collective and residency program based in southern China. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country and abroad in Italy, and China. Fisher was a Prof in Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute (2005-2022) and is currently a faculty member at Metro State University in St Paul, MN and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN.