Hopkins Center for the Arts Hours

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ArtHop on Main: Adult Art Students and Instructors, Hopkins Community Education

Redepenning Gallery

  • December 3 - January 3, 2021
  • Exhibition Reception: Watch for updates!

ArtHop on Main 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. Visit Community Education for more information about classes.

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Ken Herren "Soul Patch"

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • December 3 - January 3, 2021
  • Exhibition Reception: Watch for updates!

Soul Patch is a collection of unique and colorful abstractions that were inspired by a rare childhood experience.  And while this particular exhibition invites the viewer into a world of riotous color and visceral experience, it is simultaneously exploring the complexity of self-identity in a social media world.   In traditional social interactions, people generally walk away knowing certain facts about you through what they saw and what you let them see.  In today's social media interactions, what is "known" is often strategically crafted to be audacious enough to stand out amongst the vying voices,  but ultimately proves to be abject concealment of human vulnerability.  This work challenges the viewer to sit with the tension of wanting to see more, wanting to know the "true colors," wanting to wipe away the course veneer that hides the true soul of another.


Bonnie Folkerts "Common Threads"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • December 3 - January 3, 2021
  • Exhibition Reception: Watch for updates!

A Minnesota-based artist working primarily in acrylics and watercolors. Bonnie spent her youth in the beautiful Driftless Area in Southwestern Wisconsin. Bonnie says of her work " My creative influences include the detailed works of Albrecht Durer and the macro views of flowers found in Georgia O'Keefe's paintings. My own extensive gardens and travels around the world provide inspiration for my work. The animals, landscapes, and flora that i paint represent my relationships to nature. They are thoughtful and deeply personal. "

"We are such a small piece of this expansive universe...and we are all connected to each other: Humans. Animals. Earth. Sky. Water. I am drawn to paint the creatures and landscapes we share this world with. What one does affects the others, and by slowing down and paying attention to this we can develop a deeper and more positive relationship to all."

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Arts North 26: International Juried Art Exhibition

All Galleries

  • January 9 - February 13, 2021
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 9, 6-8 pm

In its 26th year, this international juried exhibition showcases work of thirteen different classes of media by artists from the United States and abroad. Prize money will be distributed to more than 50 awards. To apply, visit the 26th Arts North 2021 International Show Call for Entry.