Ginny Bayers Herzog

Profile Updated: November 2, 2018
Occupation Independent artist
Children Ryan, born 1972 - wife Anna - grandkids Casey, Mike and Lily
Kelly, born 1976 - grandson Jordan

Mr. McCarthy's art class rubbed off on me. I graduated from St Cloud State with a BFA in Studio Art. My first career - interior designer for model homes at Pemtom, a homebuilder in Mpls. After marrying and starting a family, we moved to St Louis, MO. where I returned to my art. Divorced after 13 years, I began painting full time, exhibiting across the country, while raising my kids as a single mom. Eventually, the kids and I returned to Mpls to be closer to our family. I built a home with a studio in St Louis Park. I've been an empty nester for nearly 20 years and have three grandteens and one younger granddaughter. I've been an artist for over 35 years and have no plans to retire as I can't imagine any other life.

School Story

I remember the Monday morning after the Beatles had appeared on the Ed Sullivan show. Our class had assembled in Mr. McCarthy's art class and we were all excited and talking about their performance and our favorite Beatle or song. Mr. McCarthy was obviously annoyed by our inattention and he ordered us out into the hall. One of the guys whispered, "Let's face the wall, hands on the wall and legs spread - like we're ready for him to frisk us." That REALLY angered Mr. M and he ordered us back into the classroom. I don't ever recall him being THAT angry. He even sent one of the girls into tears.

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Oct 23, 2018 at 9:29 AM
Sep 26, 2018 at 12:17 PM

Classmates, I'm reaching out to you on behalf of the son of Lowell Green, who passed away in 2001. Ryan Green is hoping to see if any of his dad's buddies from high school might still have photos with him that he could get copies of. Let me know if you do and I will put you in touch with Ryan Green. Thanks!

Sep 06, 2018 at 10:40 PM

Welcome to our class website, Jane! We’re glad you have joined us. You will probably be able to find many of your old friends. I am the administrator for the website so let me know if you have any questions, by using the contact button.

By the way, I just arrived in St Louis tonight and will be exhibiting my paintings at the St Louis Art Fair this weekend. If you happen to come to the show, please stop by and say hi.
Ginny Bayers Herzog- booth 309. Again, welcome and we hope you’ll enjoy the website.

Aug 19, 2018 at 1:37 PM
Jul 27, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Hey Ernie- while watching the news of the explosive Carr fire in Redding, I thought of you. I see that Anderson is just south. Praying for you and your family and all the residents impacted by this devasting fire, as well as the firefighters battling this blaze. Be safe! Let us know how you are doing. Sending hugs!

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Jun 05, 2018 at 12:56 AM

Posted on: Jun 04, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Sharing sad news that we received from Curt Wellumson who notified us that his good friend, Gregg Jewett passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from complications of surgery to remove a brain tumor. Gregg was 72.

Gregg had to leave Edina in his sophomore year and move in with relatives in Richfield and finally over to Golden Valley. Curt said Gregg always felt EMHS was always his alma mater in spite of his circumstances. Many probably remember him. Curt brought Gregg with him to our 70th birthday bash at Bunny's in 2016. I'm happy to share a photo taken that night. Gregg is in the middle in the red shirt. Also, in a second photo taken at our 25th reunion in 1989, Gregg is on the left.

Gregg attended our 70th birthday bash and it was great to see him again after so many years.

Gregg's Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, June 9th at 1 pm. at the Medina Entertainment Center.

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Posted on: Apr 20, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Anyone remember the Landsmen?

I received an email this week asking our classmates for help in identifying and maybe locating members of the Landsmen, a folk group of musicians from Edina. Can anyone assist with info?

This is what I wrote: "As a student at Mpls West High in early 1960s, I was active in the local folk music scene and knew lots of high school folk singers and groups, including Jane Dornfield and The Landsmen from Edina Morningside. My family had a huge hootenanny with many groups at our house in 1963. I have photos of the event including one of the Landsmen. I wonder if you can help me get in touch with any of the Landsmen. I know Keith Boettcher was in the group, but I can’t remember the names of the others. Thanks!" I wrote to Keith but never heard from him, so I'd like to try contacting the other members of the group, but I don't even remember their names to ask for email addresses. If I sent you a photo of the Landsmen, could you post it on your class website and ask your classmates for help identifying them? Thanks! Randy Morse

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Jun 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Posted on: Mar 10, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Katie shared a fun video of the Best of Times - it is a wonderful trip down memory lane. Check it out-

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Jan 02, 2018 at 11:52 AM
Dec 31, 2017 at 3:44 PM

As we end this year, we are informed of the loss of another one of our classmates, Ernie Lapp, who passed away on December 22. Ernie had hoped to attend our 50th reunion but took a fall and was unable to join us. Bruce Lee said, "Ernie contracted polio as a youngster and lived with the complications for the rest of his life. He was a nice guy."

Our thoughts are with his family.

Nov 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Susan Krause Petty notified us of the loss of another classmate - James Selness, who has been added to our In Memory section. Condolences to his family.

Nov 17, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Bruce Lee notified us of the loss this week of our classmate Lyle Franke from ALS. I've posted his obituary in the Memory section. Our condolences to his family for their loss.

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Nov 10, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Posted on: Nov 08, 2017 at 10:53 PM

Katie McCullough shared a couple of photos that were added to Those were the days and I'm sharing them here so they are not missed. They were taken in Aspen CO in March 1964. Larger images with the identification can be seen in Those were the days > High School > Student life

Nov 06, 2017 at 10:56 PM

John Brion shared the news of the loss of another classmate - Tom Dahlstrom of Bloomington in 2007.

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Nov 06, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Posted on: Nov 05, 2017 at 11:07 PM

Jeanne Ostendorf Hoag notified me this evening about the unexpected loss of our classmate Beverley Waite Abbey. Bev died in a fire in her home on October 25th. Details are on her memory page. My thoughts are with her family during this very difficult time.

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With Cindy Viken Brinkworth at the Brookside Art Fair in Kansas City.
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With Kathy Beale Patton at Classic Cup in the Kansas City Plaza.
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With Joanne Larson Galley at the Uptown Art Fair
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With Mary Ann Nord at the Uptown Art Fair
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Daughter, Kelly with my -grandson, Jordan - freshman U of M
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Girl Scout Troop from Morningside 1955?
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Granddaughter Casey