Member Artist Spotlight
Friends’ members are eligible to apply for a Member Spotlight which is displayed on the east wall of the first floor lobby.
The Dot Project
Hopkins Open Circle Adult Day Services & Glen Lake Elementary School Students
This community spotlight exhibition will be on view through March 6, 2023 concurrently in our Member Spotlight area onsite and at the Activity Center.
For this intergenerational art collection, Hopkins Glen Lake Elementary School invited the members of Hopkins Open Circle Adult Day Services to create a series of dots inspired by the book “The Dot” by Peter H Reynolds. 1st and 2nd grade students then received the dots back and altered them to create a beautiful and sentimental end result.
Open Circle serves a population of members who are older adults or seniors navigating a variety of situations, like social isolation, dementia, and other neurocognitive or developmental diagnoses. The participating members included a couple important or fun parts of their identity along with their dots to give an idea of who they are to the students. The students then interpreted the dots and words from the members into a brand new piece of work.
Through this process, the students were able to utilize an open mindset as they learned to bring new meaning and highlighting existing intent of artwork made by individuals they had never even met. The Open Circle members were able to embrace a new way of making art through exploring their inner child while connecting and trusting in a new generation.
As the audience, we invite you to let your inner child explore these drawings with wonder and playfulness. We also encourage you to listen to “The Dot” story narrated by the Glen Lake Elementary students in the video here:
HCA Member Artist Spotlight at the Hopkins Activity Center, 33-14th Avenue N
Marshall will have an artist reception on December 8, from 11am - 1pm at the Hopkins Activity Center.
I love taking photographs of the world around me as it actually exists. But in addition to that, I love using photography as a medium to manipulate and create images that are out of the ordinary. The work in this collection includes mirror collage images and more traditional photographs. I particularly like capturing the beauty of what exists in nature, and also adding a touch of surrealism and sometimes mystical nature to the images.
All of these creations are from my own original photographs edited in Photoshop. All work is for sale, and can also be ordered in a variety of sizes, either framed or unframed. To check out more of my photography, visit my website at marshalldavisphotography.myportfolio.com, or contact me at email@example.com.
Artist Bio: Marshall Davis is both a photographer and Photoshop artist. He studied photography and photochemistry in college as a side topic, and has been experimenting with artistic effects in the darkroom when working with film, and then Photoshop when he switched to digital photography. One of Marshall’s favorite styles is mirror collages with overlays. These are created taking original photographs and then cropping and mirroring multiple images together to create a new image. Other favorites include nature, wildlife, and landscapes. Marshall has a fondness for creating beautiful and sometimes surreal images.
Mary Ann Rolloff
HCA Member Spotlight Artist at Cream & Amber, 1605 Mainstreet
My goal in painting is to capture the spirit of the natural landscape. I work in oil and sometimes cold wax on canvas, board, or paper. I usually start with inspiration from a photo of my own, a photo from another source, a memory, or some combination.
I most enjoy the early stages of a painting. I love the blending of the early colors to create the atmosphere that will pervade the finished painting. I am not a detail painter or an accomplished illustrator; I am a painter who wants to produce beauty.
My landscape paintings, including the nearly abstract ones, ask the viewer to fill in a layer of personal reference and possibility. I believe there is a universal comfort in the visual poetry of landscape painting.
HCA Member Spotlight Artist on The Artery, 8th Avenue South, between Mainstreet and Excelsior Blvd.
"A few years before retirement from a 45 year career in advertising and marketing I began to do what I wanted to do “when I grow up” with my BFA and started "exercising" an hour or two per night."
"Beginning with freehand abstract ink drawings I moved to abstract geometric and semi-realistic acrylic paintings like these portraits. I have evolved more toward realism, but still view my work as an exercise that continues to change and grow."
"I want to thank the Hopkins Center for the Arts for this opportunity. HCA is a great venue and valuable asset for the community. I encourage you help keep the arts alive and well by considering joining the Friends of HCA."
HCA Member Spotlight Artist at Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru
Born in Montana and raised in California, Ken Herren’s early artistic influences came from his mother who stressed the importance of “good penmanship.” She also immersed him in the subtle art of music appreciation that continues to be an ongoing passion and integral part of his creative process.
Encouraged to direct his energies towards the applied sciences, Ken joined the Navy as a hospital corpsman and subsequently became a registered nurse within the San Francisco bay area. As a young adult, living amongst a vibrant urban scene, Ken’s music appreciation was fostered further with the attendance at numerous stadium concerts. The dynamic performances and their ability to create a visceral experience through sound and fantastic light shows serve as a newly recognized, but strong influence in Ken’s exciting and often unexpected use of color.
Retiring from nursing and moving to Minnesota, Ken’s interest in the visual arts was unquenchable. Ken worked as a cabinet maker and art supply salesman and perfected his skills as a Master Picture Framer over the last two decades. Ken’s own visual art career was destined for nothing more than refinement and personal exploration, including linoleum block mono prints, landscape painting and his current body of abstract expressionism.
Interested members should contact Jim Clark at 952-548-6489 or by turning in the form.