Amy Leahy Clark, a resident of Macalester Groveland, teacher at Saint Peter Claver Catholic School and parishioner of Holy Spirit Church. Amy enjoys creating a variety of paintings, murals, and garden designs. Much like her personality, Amy’s art is bright, positive and energizing. As a teacher, Amy’s incredible energy and enthusiasm is contagious to her students. She has enjoyed many highlights in her professional art career to date. Extreme Makeover Home Show, which featured Minnesota, asked Amy to paint a 4X6 painting for the 100th show. The painting is an integral part of the made over house.
Amy has had shows around the Twin Cities area including: St Joseph’s Hospital, Dunn Brothers, Café Latte, Saint Catherine, Minnesota Humane Society, Metropolitan University, 621 Gallery Peace and the Arts Juried Exhibition and at the Minnesota State Fair. She has served for five years as the curator for the St. Paul Elementary School Winter Carnival Art show and created the juried show for adults for the Saint Paul Winter carnival.
A member of the AZ Gallery in Saint Paul lower town, Amy’s shows at the gallery include Solo Shows, Recycle Group, artistic Whimsy Series, Art Crawl and an exhibition at the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar. Amy has created art for St. Peter Claver, the University of Minnesota, US Bank, Shea Architects, Inc., Skinner’s Restaurant, the Convent of the Visitation, and many other private parties.
A strong believer in giving back, Amy volunteers her talents in numerous ways to benefit the community. Recently, she published a book of prayer and artwork created by St. Peter Claver students titled, “God Has Muscles so He can Give Us Some Good Hugs,” which was instrumental in raising funds to benefit the school.
Amy began and coaches the St. Peter Claver track team and volleyball team. In addition, she created a drum team and art clubs, teaches art, computer, film studies and was the after-school coordinator for grades K-8 at St. Peter Claver Catholic School. Amy has created sets for plays at both St. Peter Claver and Holy Spirit Grade Schools, has participated in art projects for the Boy Scouts and is a leader of the Women of Holy Spirit and sings in their contemporary choir. Amy is a graduate of Nativity Grade School, Visitation High School, Brown College and Metropolitan State University.