Exhibitions

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Members’ Non-Juried Exhibition

All Galleries

In response to new executive orders for closure of the Center through May 1, 2020 by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, we have rescheduled this exhibition. Please note the new dates!

  • August 13 - September 19, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, August 15, 6-8pm

Annual spring show of work by Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts Member Artists. This year, due to COVID-19, this show has been moved to late summer. For information on becoming a Member Artist, including all of the benefits you will get (including participation in this show,) visit Become a Member

For information about submitting work for the exhibition visit Spring Members Show

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Marcia Haffmans "Out of Touch"

Redepenning Gallery

  • September 24 - October 24, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: TBD

Marcia Haffmans’ visual art has evolved from abstract writing in wet paint on canvas to conceptual 3-D work incorporating handwriting. Handwriting became a focus after she received a copy of her grandmother’s diary, written as their home country of the Netherlands was being invaded in 1940. The diary revealed to Haffmans the depth of her grandmother’s trauma and opened her eyes to the power and distinctive characteristics embedded in personal handwriting.


Erik Jon Olson "Downstream Sacrifices"

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • October 29 - November 28, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: TBD

Using quilted plastic waste as his medium, Erik creates works that deal with the effects of consumerism, mass consumption and unfettered capitalism. By layering environmental issues with social justice messaging, his art emphasizes our alienation from the environment and each other, our willingness to waste and our subsequent need for healing. By minimizing his carbon footprint in the creation of pieces and transcending the medium without denying what is, Erik creates art that embodies Marshall McLuhan’s concept that "the medium is the message." 

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Keith Holmes "Pursuit of Happiness"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • October 29 - November 28, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: TBD

In this exhibit, documentary artist, Keith Holmes explores "the collective desire to belong, the need to represent and the inevitable collision of aspirations in a pluralistic society." In his approach, Holmes explains, "cowboys and zombies, Chicanos and punks, born-agains and anarchists rub shoulders with each other and up against the dominant culture of middle America." Holmes adds, "While I do my best to document genuine happiness, much of the imagery in the show reflects the restless search for an elusive fun that everyone else seems to be enjoying."

Members’ Juried Exhibition

Redepenning Gallery

  • October 29 - November 28, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 6-8pm with an awards presentation at 7pm

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 information on becoming a Member Artist, including all of the benefits you will get (including participation in this show,) visit Become a Member

For information about submitting work for the exhibition visit Fall Members Show

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