Hopkins ArtStreet is an ongoing program established in 2010 to showcase original art works in an accessible setting. A collaboration among the Hopkins Center for the Arts (a facility of the City of Hopkins), the Hopkins Business & Civic Association and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, this project is part of a long-term vision for incorporating public art into Hopkins and enriching the lives of its residents and visitors.
Interested in purchasing a sculpture? Contact Visual Arts Manager, Jim Clark at 952-548-6489.
These four new pieces will be in place for one year (May 2018–April 2019).
Public Art in Hopkins
A “Shoo-Shoe Train”
Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis, MN
Painted Steel, Copper
Fokken of Minneapolis reveals his love of antique toys in his mixed media work, but always with an idiosyncratic and modern take—his sculptures combine nostalgia with futuristic fantasy. The sculpture in Hopkins is from a series based on locomotive forms and also includes a wooden shoe, a reccurring image in Fokken’s work that speaks to humble origins but to the idea of a mundane object that also possesses the power to sabotage. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Business & Civic Association and ThinkHopkins.com
B “Like A Tree, Rooted in the Earth”
Richards D. Poey, Eden Prairie, MN
Poey, a resident of Eden Prairie, is known for both bronze and stone sculptures. This bronze sculpture depicts the “Tree Pose,” a balancing pose in yoga which focuses on concentration, clarity of thought, awareness and balance of mind and body. The sculpture portrays a human figure as growing upward like a tree from the planet earth, its arms like branches reaching for the sun. Donated in 2011 by Hopkins Historical Society
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