Artist, author, illustrator
Illustrations from Minerva Louise are featured in an upcoming art exhibit called Turning the Page.
Saturday, June 11, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016
Guldesky Gallery Suites and First Floor Galleries of the
Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Curator’s Talks: Saturday, June 18, 2016
10:15 a.m. (children) and 1:00 p.m. (adults)
Tours: Children’s Art Talk & Tour: Saturday, June 18, 2016 10:15 AM
Stoeke's work as a fine artist has begun to come into the limelight recently. Her recent oils focus on views of nature that have made a difference in the face of hardship. These landscapes, along with the poetry she has written, offer insights into the process of grief and the mysteriously effective ways that skies and other long views allow incremental shifts in the direction of joy.
Visit the GALLERY page, above, to see the latest series of paintings.
A Hat For Minerva Louise
Hunky Dory Ate It
Hunky Dory Found It
Minerva Louise at School
A Friend for Minerva Louise
Hide and Seek
Minerva Louise and her Farmyard Friends
Minerva Louise at the Fair
Five Little Kitty Cats
One Little Puppy Dog
Minerva Louise and the Red Truck
Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs
Waiting For May
Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve
The Bus Stop
It's Library Day
Minerva Louise on Halloween
The Loopy Coop Hens
Oh NO! A Fox!
Janet Stoeke is available for school visits in the DC metropolitan area. Her famous hen, Minerva Louise, is the heroine of the elementary school programs. She also has programs designed for older students who are working on personal narratives.
Contact Ms. Stoeke at: Stoekej@verizon.net
For Essay Coaching
Janet Stoeke coaches young adults in their writing efforts, particularly the college entrance essays. Click the essay coaching tab above for more information. Or contact Janet at Stoekej@verizon.net.
For Classes in Art
Painting, drawing and thinking like an artist sounds fun, but where do you start? Janet teaches classes with like-minded beginners and advanced students who care about finding a way into the art process. Along the way, while exposing students to skills and materials, Janet guides each student to find some personal connection to his art, and develop his or her "voice" as an artist. It is a heart-opening experience, and one with many individualized discoveries along the way. Private lessons for younger students allow each one to develop from exactly where they are, rather than adjust to the classroom's needs. Private lessons for adults are also available. Contact Janet at Stoekej@verizon.net.