Exhibitions

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

If you are interested in making a purchase or sponsoring an exhibition, please contact Jim Clark at JClark@hopkinsmn.com or 952-548-6489 for further information.

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Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective

  • September 22 - October 22, 2022
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 6 - 8 PM

This exhibition showcases work by local Iranian-Americans whose creative work in the arts reflects or illuminates their rich heritage. It is an opportunity for viewers to learn about Iran’s history and culture through visual art.  

Barbara Lidfors 'Metaphors of Trees, Woods and Forests'

  • September 22 - October 22, 2022
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 6 - 8 PM
  • Artist Talk: Friday, September 30, 2 PM, Space is limited, please RSVP by emailing Jim Clark if you wish to attend.

Barbara Lidfors is a landscape and figurative painter who paints the allure of everyday moments and celebrates the significance of the people and places around her. Her nature paintings often incorporate the deeply symbolic and metaphoric possibilities inherent in the natural world to reference universal experience and meaning.   

Recently returned to her Minnesota roots after decades of involvement in the German art world, she is enjoying rediscovering the specific beauty of Minnesota’s people and natural wooded areas. She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University and has exhibited her work in over 100 solo and group shows throughout Germany, the United States and 5 other countries.

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Members' Juried Exhibition

  • October 27 - December 3, 2022
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6 - 8 PM, Awards Presentation at 7 PM

Annual fall show of work by Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts Member Artists. The art on display is the result of a juried competition. 

For more information about how to exhibit work, visit Members' Juried Exhibition

Susan Hensel  'At Play in the Fields of Color Perception'

  • October 27 - December 3, 2022
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6 -8 PM

Susan Hensel makes sculptural textile work, transforming personal experience, private and public spaces, and experiences of beauty, through the alchemy of color, scale, lighting and placement. She combines mixed-media practices with fabric and embroidery across digital and manual platforms.  Her desire to communicate ideas through art continues to be a powerful motivator.

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Kar-Keat Chong  'Impressions of the Twin Cities in Ink & Watercolor'

  • October 27 - December 3, 2022
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6-8 PM

Kar-Keat Chong’s life experiences have always been highly informed by the rich heritage and culture of his hometown. He grew up honing his sketching and painting skills on the vibrant streets of Penang, Malaysia, where multi-racial communities co-exist and live in harmony. Over recent summers, Kar-Keat has been out and about sketching landmarks and industrial relics in the Twin Cities he has called home since 1999. Working on location with fountain pens, watercolor and rice paper, he seeks to capture the atmospheric quality of these buildings and sites at a specific moment. As a result, the art he creates is his emotional response to this phenomenon - always striving to be honest and realistic in his interpretations. Through sketching and painting, it makes Kar-Keat pause and be present, truly observe with keen eyes, and understand his subject matter at a more refined level. He hopes through his artwork, he can inspire others to slow down from our fast-paced lives to pause and truly appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each and every day.

Reveal: Adult Art Students & Their Instructors - Hopkins Community Education

  • December 8, 2022 - January 7, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6 - 8 PM

Reveal features the work of Hopkins Community Education adult students and instructors. Hopkins Community Education, a component of Hopkins Public Schools, strives to create meaningful opportunities for lifelong learning, connection, and engagement within our community.

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Greg Lecker  'Watershed'

  • December 8, 2022 - January 7, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6-8 PM

Greg Lecker’s art transports viewers to natural & inhabited settings filled with motion, emotion, and color.  Energetic chaos up close; then coming together as light & objects when viewed from a distance.

This body of work originated during artist residencies Lecker completed on both the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers.  Funded in part by a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, he traveled across Minnesota painting the major watersheds: the Mississippi River, Lake Superior and the Red River of the North while engaging passersby.  The resulting paintings embody the physicality of exploring water and its environment.

Josh Bindewald  'Muchness'

  • December 8, 2022 - January 7, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6 - 8 PM

Josh Bindewald creates active, maximal images that reference natural and developed environments.  Approached in playful and intuitive spirit, he composes prints, collages, and paintings that are a distillation of the splendor he finds in the natural world, the need for order imposed by humankind, and the resulting discord.  This embedded contradiction reinforces the oft-conflicting emotions informing it.   The resulting art contains the power to enchant, intended to separate the viewer from all context and provide an undefinable but beneficial type of nourishment.

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Arts North International

  • January 14 - February 25, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 14, 6 - 8 PM 

In its 28th year, this highly competitive international juried exhibition showcases work by artists from throughout the United States and abroad. 

Recent ANI exhibitions have featured work from 27 states, four provinces of Canada, and China. There is a wide range of mediums represented including acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings, sculptures, fiber, ceramics, photographs, and more.

September 16: Submission call opens and continues through November 13, 2022, 

For information about submitting work to this exhibition, visit: Arts North International 28 Call for Entry

JURY & AWARDS   More than $10,000 in awards are available, including Best of Show ($3000), 2 Awards of Excellence ($1000 each), 2 Awards of Merit ($500 each), and First, Second, and Third in media categories. Awards are subject to the discretion of the jurors. All jury decisions are final. Additional Special Awards ($100+ each) will be selected by the sponsors.