Location: Eagleville, California, United States
Floran Kay Minto, Sculptor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art.
Throughout her career, the three most important this that Ms. Minto has learned is patience, persistence and passion. “Creativity is the basis of everything; even when things are not easy it is worth pursuing. Creativity will push you through,” she says, adding that by maintaining this perspective she has often met with unexpected opportunities and tremendous success in her career. Her award-winning artwork has been exhibited in prominent galleries across the country over the last three decades at such locations as the Fine Arts Show in Eagleville, CA, the Lassen Community College Art Gallery, the Sierra Art Center in Reno, NV, the 5th Street Gallery, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Sunbird Gallery in Bend, OR, the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Performing Arts in Columbus, OH, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, Webster University in St. Louis, MO, the Getty Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and the Newcomb Art Gallery at the Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. In addition, Ms. Minto’s work has been on display around the world at the Pao Galleries at the Hong Kong Arts Center in China and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Canada.
With a love of art that began innately in childhood, Ms. Minto prepared for her career by achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma. While pursuing her own art, she taught Tai Chi classes in rural areas for more than 25 years. She also published a children’s book entitled The Buckarooster in 2017, which was inspired by a sculpture she created. Ms. Minto is regarded by industry peers through her membership with the International Sculpture Center, the Lassen Community College Welding Guild, the Modoc County Art Center, the Nevada Museum of Art and Delta Phi Delta. In recognition of her professional excellence, she was honored with an Outstanding Performance Award from the Lassen Community College, a Rock Welding award, and various sculpture awards from the Redding Arts Festival, the Philbrook Art Center and the Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma. Looking ahead, Ms. Minto intends to continue creating art and writing additional children’s books while taking on new passion projects that excite her.
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