Friends’ members are eligible to apply for a Member Spotlight which is displayed on the east wall of the first floor lobby.
member artist, Hopkins Center for the Arts
She played the violin that Mozart played
When he premiered it centuries before;
This was a box that Stradivari made.
These were the notes –his notes: She had the score
In manuscript. And as she fingered stops
And turns, she tried to not consider more
Than authenticity: To frame, restore
What Mozart really meant; But meaning crops
The vanities, façades and leaves the core
Of our humanity; It was too much
To try and represent all we adore.
So she just made —and tried to touch—
Authentic sounds; truth-value in a timbre.
Life makes a trope: a wing in fossil amber.
HCA Member Artist Spotlight at the Hopkins Activity Center, 33-14th Avenue N
Hopkins Activity Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am - 4 pm.
I started making art again (after a 50-year hiatus as I was an art major in college) when a Harris’ Sparrow appeared in our back yard, stayed for about 3 days and I went out to buy a digital camera. The sparrow left before I returned from the camera store, never to return.
I started taking photos of other things in Nature, specializing in dragonflies. Later, I started taking classes in drawing, watercolor, and more photography. More recently, my son, Tim, gave me an iPad for Father’s Day. I started drawing directly on that, and even took a class at the Hopkins Center for the Arts (HCA) using that instead of paper and pencil. Then last year, Tim gave me a larger drawing tablet and classes at HCA were offered virtually. Now I will probably never go back to paper, paint, pencil, or brush. I should never say never…
HCA Member Spotlight Artist at Cream & Amber, 1605 Mainstreet
Artist Reception: August 3, 5 - 7 pm
My work is deeply narrative and personal of what is happening in my life. I like to illustrate a concept that reflects where I am on my life journey.
Art is a way to bridge the gap between events and emotions. It provides a voice when words just don’t seem appropriate. It invites us into contemplation.
After working in colored pencil and oils for many years, I was inspired by a dream to explore graphite infused with glitter.
HCA Member Spotlight Artist at Morrie's Minnetonka Subaru
On view through early November.
I have been a student of art for about 30 years. I studied painting for several years at the University of Minnesota. Since retirement I have continued taking classes.
My current focus is experimenting with structure, pattern and texture. I work with various materials and tools rather than brushes in many works. I draw inspiration from Aboriginal art, Egyptian art, the native arts and calligraphy. I am fascinated with phenomena in nature—snow on trees, rain on windows, cracks in the sidewalk, city lights at night.