Ginny Bayers Herzog

Profile Updated: March 7, 2024
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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Mar 18, 2024 at 10:44 AM

Posted on: Mar 07, 2024 at 12:59 PM

I’m pleased to announce our new website co-admin. Joanne Larson Galley has a very strong tech background and also great editing skills. Her assistance is very much appreciated. Thank you Joanne!

Jan 12, 2024 at 12:39 PM

Welcome to our website, Larry! We are glad you joined us. We hope you are enjoying our site and hope you’ll be able to reconnect with some of our classmates. I was born in Montana and have always loved that state. What an impressive career you’ve had in medicine! Hopefully, you’ll join us in September for our 60th reunion.

Jan 08, 2024 at 3:33 AM
Jan 05, 2024 at 11:10 AM

Many band students will remember Ed Melichar, who passed away on October 23, 2023. He taught at Edina from 1959 until 1987. His obituary appeared in the Star Tribune and services will be held on January 12th, 2024, at St. Patrick's Church, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane Edina, MN 55439. Visitation will be from 9:00am to 10:30 with a Mass to follow along with a luncheon.

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Posted on: Nov 22, 2023 at 8:16 AM

Sixty years ago today, we were all in class when the loudspeaker came on with news of the shooting of President Kennedy. I remember how stunned I was and frightened about what this meant for the future of our country. I remember being angry with Mr Bechtle still making us take our vocabulary test - who could concentrate??!! What are your memories of that fateful day?

Sep 21, 2023 at 8:00 AM

Sadly, Bill Lord passed away September 19th. Our thoughts are with Carol and their family.

Aug 24, 2023 at 11:13 AM

Sadly, we received the news of the loss of another classmate. John Berg passed away on August 7th. He has been added to In Memory. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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I’m exhibiting my paintings at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver. Drew and Sue Stirrat and later, Nancy Axelson Williams stopped by to say hi and see my work,

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May 08, 2023 at 11:36 AM

Posted on: May 07, 2023 at 3:45 PM

We received the very sad news that Joe Fiedler passed away in late April. Joe was married to our classmate, Sue Palen. Our deepest sympathy to Sue and the Fiedler family including Joe's brother, Tom, who was also in our class.

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I’m glad you joined our website, Karen. It looks like you’re already reconnecting with old friends. Thanks for sharing about your life.

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Apr 25, 2023 at 8:17 AM

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Welcome to our class website, Gary! I'm glad you've joined us and I hope you're able to reconnect with some of your classmates.

Mar 19, 2023 at 4:52 PM

Our classmate, Patricia Sloan Clogston passed away on March 12, 2023. Patty led a most interesting life and impressive careers after graduating from our class. Her obituary appeared in today's Star Tribune and has been added to our In Memory page.

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Aug 24, 2023 at 11:09 AM

Posted on: Mar 03, 2023 at 4:45 PM

Where is Dick Hays???
It was called to my attention that Dick Hays, who served as Treasurer on our 50th Reunion Committee, was missing from the photo of the committee in the Photo Gallery. I looked for him and grabbed him for a retake of the photo. Sorry it took nine years, Dick! Our apologies.

Jan 10, 2023 at 5:18 PM

Don't miss the wonderful article about Bruce Brothers that was published today. You can read it in the Class Stories section. A fascinating read about his career in sports journalism and his passion for running marathons. Congrats, Bruce!

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Jan 08, 2023 at 3:54 PM

We were saddened to hear that our classmate, Darlene E. Duvick-Bjork, age 76, of Mound, died unexpectedly on December 22, 2022 at her home. Details of a Celebration of Darlene's Life will be posted at a later date.

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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