Exhibitions

Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

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Minnesota Artists Association

  • March 2 - April 1, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 6-8 pm 

Formed in 1937, the Minnesota Artists Association is an all-inclusive organization welcoming members working in a variety of mediums. Throughout MAA’s history, their membership has boasted a veritable who’s who of art in our state.  Celebrating its 86th year, this exhibition features a juried selection of work by current members.

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Ubah Students Exhibition

  • March 2 - April 1, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 6-8 pm

Ubah Medical Academy presents work from their Photography, Visual Design, and Sculpture students. Their aim is to show their talent and passion through various mediums. This gallery is a sampling of what the students have accomplished throughout this school year. 

J Pony Allen  '... Ampersand Anon'

  • March 2 - April 1, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 6-8 pm

This body of work examines and explores the delicious friction between organic growth and manufactured disruption.  Inspired by discoveries of bush plane wreckage on barren high tundra, intrusive thoughts, F250s abandoned in woodlands, Darth Vader's paternal admission, irritated molluscs birthing nacreous gems, and stick framed barns caved in by giant's feet; these paintings are, in essence, bootleg interior & exterior landscapes.  Like unauthorized recordings of Rock Gods, their authenticity is questionable but the spirit of fanaticism is earnest.

J Pony Allen lives and works in the area.  He was born and raised in an interstitial space, a pocket universe between the IDS building and Amber Waves of Grain. He grew up in the wilds of Minnetonka where great mares once ran free, Dead Man’s Hill swallowed sleds, and the Swamp and Woods held great treasure.  The woods and swamp have shrunk, fully plundered. The hill has been capped with gardens and Dishes. And the horses have scattered west and east, north and south.

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Spring Members' Exhibition

  • April 8 - May 14, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, April 8, 6 - 8 pm. Award presentation at 7 pm.

The annual spring show of work by Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts Member Artists. All members are eligible to show 1 to 2 pieces of work in this show. Works will be judged for awards and announced at the award presentation on April 8 at 7 pm. For more information about participating, please visit: Spring Members' Show

Blair Treuer "Identity Portrait Series"

  • May 18 - June 17, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6 - 8 pm

Blair Treuer's work is an exploration into the role Native American traditional cultural and spiritual practices and beliefs play in shaping the way her family sees itself collectively and the influences or effect it's had on her own personal identity.

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Chuck + Peg Hoffman "At the Edges of Wilderness"

  • May 18 - June 17, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6 - 8 pm

While Chuck + Peg Hoffman paintings are a study of edges, boundaries, and contrasts coming together, their continuing narrative inspiration is about bearing tension. Tension is a place where they sense the breath of Spirit moving and creating within and through each of us.

Keith Buswell "That Which Connects Us..."

  • May 18 - June 17, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6 - 8 pm

Keith's exhibition presents arboreal imagery as a symbolic language expressing community connection: not only community as the interrelation of heritage or proximity, but also community through idea exchange and a desire to help on another.

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Nifty Nikki "Quillin' It: Life in Paper"

  • June 22 - July 29, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6 - 8 pm

Based in northern Minnesota, self-taught artist Nikki Besser uses hundreds, often times thousands, of strips of rolled paper, glued and shaped together in various forms to create original, one of a kind artworks. Her paper quilled artworks capture positive life moments of joy, happiness, love, and beauty.

MaryAnn & Gary Carlson "A Confluence of Objects"

  • June 22 - July 29, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6 - 8 pm

Assemblage sculptors, MaryAnn and Gary Carlson, use found objects to create a feeling, mood or image that suggests and sparks stories of the past and present. With the goal to awaken the viewer to the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects, and the potential of these objects to communicate beyond their former utility.

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Polly Norman "Tooled in Space"

  • June 22 - July 29, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6 - 8 pm

Polly Norman's work is rooted in movement and rhythm. Working in New Media, she blends and reshapes intersections of image, color, and form in active, sometimes frenetic picture planes. Sometimes languorous, sometimes ecstatic, again, the motion is always there, asking the eye, and maybe the heart, to follow.

Ger Xiong "The Stories We Carry"

  • August 3 - September 9, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3, 6 - 8 pm

Ger Xiong's work reflects his Hmong American experience, identity, and stories through materiality, object, and adornment. While living in-between cultures, he looks at the navigation, negotiation, and reclaiming of his cultural identity within a dominant nation state.

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Toni Gallo "Continuous Thread/ Unraveling Insight"

  • August 3 - September 9, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3, 6 - 8 pm

In Continuous Thread/ Unraveling Insight, Gallo intends to mimic a meditative state, which promotes an overwhelming experience of sincerity. She aims to inspire viewers towards infinite potential by sharing her exploration, practices, and expression of this concept.

William Z. Linmark "Portraits of Paris"

  • August 3 - September 9, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 3, 6 - 8 pm

Inspired by frequent trips to Paris, this exhibition of Linmark's photography, sketches, collages, assemblages and paintings is a collection of artists, writers, and ideas that resonate from the City of Light.

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