Exhibitions

Members' Juried Exhibition

Redepenning Gallery

  • September 26 - October 27, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6-8pm

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. The 2019 Jurors were: Joshua Bindewald, Kristine Fretheim, and Mike Hazard. 48 works were chosen from 152 submissions. THANK YOU to all the Member Artists who participated in the competition.

2019 Fall Members' Juried Exhibition Awards

  • Best of Show
    • Lee Randall: White Gloves, graphite & white charcoal 
  • Awards of Excellence 
    • Scott Zimmermann: Two Unanswered Questions, acrylic on canvas 
    • Mary Anderson: Palo Blanco, transparent watercolor
  • Awards of Merit
    • Nancy Kolacke: Joyful Renewal, pastel on sanded paper with pastel alcohol underpainting
    • Cynthia Fleury: Sheldon Ruins 1, photographic print on transparent vellum backed w/ 24K gold leaf
  • Honarable Mentions
    • Jim Hillis: Winter Field, watercolor
    • Cheryl Krause: Passing By, acrylic
    • Marlena Bromschwig: A Winter's Day, monoprint on paper
    • Elizabeth Franklin: Pursuit of Knowledge, India ink, white and black charcoal

 For information about membership, visit: Become a Member 

For information about submitting work for a Member exhibition, visit: Fall Juried Show

Patty Voje "Farmworks"

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • September 26 - October 27, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30pm

"Nothing makes me happier than stumbling upon a well-lit cow in a field," admits alla prima painter, Patty Voje. Raised on a small hobby farm, complete with cows, pigs, sheep and chickens, Voje is not a St. Paul city dweller who spends her weekends driving through the countryside in search of the little farms of her youth - scenes, she admits, that are getting harder to find. "The fun part is trying to capture the humor on a cow's face or the sense of the day in as few brush strokes as possible."

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Brian Sjoquist "Communication - Eye To Eye"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • September 26 - October 27, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30pm

Brian Sjoquist got his MA degree from St. Cloud State University and has a major in painting and a minor in photography. He spent eight years in commercial printing and another 22 years as a photographer's assistant and staff photographer. "As you view the photography, take a long look into the eyes of the people," Sjoquist suggests. "When I do this, it's as if I have opened up a direct line of communication with the person. The photograph comes to life!"


Sarah Struck, Carl Beihl, Dale Woodbeck "Interplay and Influence: Exploring Abstraction"

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • October 31 - November 30, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, November 14, 5:30pm

Struck, Beihl and Woodbeck have spent the last seven years in the same abstract paining class - creating their own visions and inviting inspiration from others in the class. Beihl uses that input to keep his work "honest, lively and fresh." Woodbeck feels abstracts "allow very personal interactions with the art" which "allow the viewer to bring their individual sensibilities and emotions to the project." And Struck says "I seldom have something specific in mind" when she approaches the canvas "except a feeling or color."

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Bebe Keith "A Little Piece of My Heart"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • October 31 - November 30, 2019
  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, November 21, 5:30pm

Bebe is a self-taught artist who is always looking for ways to stretch herself. For years she did stained glass mosaics, but she has moved into paper mosaics and is enjoying experimenting with metallic leafing, adding pen and painting to the collages and playing with papers and edges. She continues to do public artwork as well. Her work can be found across the country in hospitals, airports, event centers, colleges and more.

ArtHop on Main: Adult Art Students and Their Instructors, Hopkins Community Education

Redepenning Gallery

  • December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6-8pm

ArtHop on Main features the work of Hopkins Community Education adult students and instructors. Hopkins Community Education, a component of Hopkins Public Schools, strives to create meaningful opportunities for lifelong learning, connection and engagement within our community.

Philip Noyed "Geometric Illuminations"

Lobby

  • December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, December 17, 5:30pm

Noyed creates "luminous art that explores light, color and space in two and three dimensions." His Geometric Illumination series uses his large abstract paintings as subjects for a variety of unique, fast-action, slow-shutter speed abstract photographs. He then uses digital technology to amplify and free-sample the images: digitally cutting, skewing, distorting, replicating and merging them into new geometric configurations. His Geometric Mobiles use multiple geometric photographs mounted on acrylic to create large-scale geometric forms.

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Vincent Dezutti "Seen/Unseen"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • December 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, December 5, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, December 17, 5:30pm

In his exhibition, DeZutti works with a variety of photographs - some he has taken, others he's found as 35mm slides in thrift shops - and "remixes, de-contextualizes and re-contextualizes" them. The goal of his process, as he explains it, is to "ultimately come back to how I can create something that subverts expectation - that raises questions about the photographic object itself - inviting the viewer to think more deeply about their relationship with the photographic image."

The 25th Arts North International Juried Art Exhibition 

(Formerly Arts in Harmony)

All Galleries

  • January 9 - February 15, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6-8pm

In its 25th year, this international juried exhibition showcases the work of thirteen different classes of media by artist from the United States and abroad. Prize money will be distributed to more than 50 awards. To apply, visit Call for Entry


Art in Harmony 2019

Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Exhibition

Redepenning Gallery

  • February 20 - March 18, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 4-6pm

Annual exhibition featuring artwork by Hopkins School District K-12 students

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JW Green "Hana no'eau Hana hou (Art Again)"

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • February 20 - March 21, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, March 12, 5:30pm

Art has always been a part of JW Green's life. While pursuing his BFA, he was a technical illustrator. In the US Army, he was a mapmaker and photographer. And while freelancing as a graphic designer in Hawaii, his talent led him to a corporate career in advertising, both in Honolulu and on the Mainland. But the truth was, his personal artwork was always on the backburner. As he approached retirement, green got more serious about pursuing what he'd always wanted to do "when I grew up." His paintings continue to evolve and he hopes this show will be an inspiration to others to pursue their passion, no matter what their age or how long it takes. 

Lauren Scavo-Fulk "Being in the World"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • February 20 - March 21, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, February 20, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, March 12, 5:30pm

Lauren Scavo-Fulk is drawn to landscapes because, as she says, they "are so involved in human life, they lend themselves well to the discussion of personal experience." She explains that her work is influenced by phenomenology, which Scavo-Fulk describes as "a branch of philosophy that deals with the subjectivity of experience, as our knowledge of the world comes primarily through our senses." She adds, "I present the viewer with scenes of heightened atmosphere that are indicative of a sense of reflection and quiet attention to the elements of the world that are both physical and nonphysical."

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Castro.Houff Member show

Spring Members' Non-Juried Exhibition

All Galleries

  • March 22 - May 9, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 26, 6-8pm

Annual spring show of work by Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts Member Artists. 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

Keren Kroul "Embedded Time"

Redepenning Gallery

  • May 14 - June 20, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 26, 5:30pm

Keren Kroul works with watercolor on paper to "mine personal memories for moments of vulnerability and longing and for places of wonder and intimacy." She is "fascinated by the process of retrieving, recreating and rearranging memories into building blocks of identity." Dense and detailed, her works reveal themselves slowly and reward those who spend more time with them. As Kroul puts it, "The fragility and fluidity of the watercolor speaks to this quality of memory, resurfacing across and over time, coming in and out of focus, being recreated as it is remembered."

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Mary Catherine Solberg "Shine"

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • May 14 - June 20, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, June 16, 5:30pm

Solberg often refers to her body of works as "Everybody Icons." Her painting method - literally working from dark to light - is how she "explores the inner light or shine that emits from within." She employs "the use of scale, color, gold leaf, texture, varnish and glitter to give depth and reverence" to her pieces. Her work incorporates aspects of her influences - including Renaissance, religious iconography and circus sideshow banners - adding her present day musings, overall optimistic outlook and occasional dark humor.

Sue Cranston "American School Girl"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • May 14 - June 20, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, June 16, 5:30pm

"American School Girl," the work of full-time high school teacher, Sue Cranston, is a series of acrylic and mixed-media paintings and digital art that represent her version of childhood experiences for a young girl. Each piece features variations of symbolic evidence portraying vulnerability, earnestness, wholesomeness, honesty, pride, good intentions, ambition, commitment and civic duty.

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Kristin Pavelka "Bohemian"

Display Cases, main lobby

  • May 14 - August 1, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, May 14, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 26, 5:30pm

Kristin Pavelka admits that she loves food. Growing it. Cooking it. And, of course, eating it. So, as she says, "it's no surprise that I make art for food." Potters, Pavelka explains, "share the desire to make mealtime special. Using handmade pots engages all five senses, enhancing and creating a memorable experience." In addition to her pottery, Pavelka is also a certified Master Gardener, a member of the Flowers for Pollinators Speaker's Bureau and has a growing interest in botany.

Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker, Klaire Lockheart, Becca Cerra "Embodiment"

Redepenning Gallery

  • June 25 - August 1, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 14, 5:30pm

The three artists in this exhibition tackle issues of identity. Kristin Hoelscher-Schaker looks at our skin - both the way we define ourselves with it and the way others see us. Klaire Lockheart explores the concept of femininity - pairing modern expectations with old social customs. And Becca Cerra focuses her work on Western society's unrealistic standards of beauty and perfection. Together, these three artists create a thought-provoking collection of images and ideas that look at who we are, how we see ourselves and why.

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Charlie Brown "The Monumental Aspects of Nature:

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • June 25 - August 1, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, July 23, 5:30pm

Nature has had a profound effect upon Charlie Brown. Growing up in a small farming community in Iowa, Brown was captivated by the big sky and the grandeur of nature. He spent the majority of his adult life in advertising and marketing, but now that he has left that world, he's happily getting back to his roots. That has meant spending more time in nature and in his studio, creating large-scale drawings with layers of charcoal and graphite on Arches paper.

Aaron Packard "Networks of Noise"

Lobby Gallery, second floor

  • June 25- August 1, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, July 23, 5:30pm

Aaron Packard tells us his "fascination with photography comes from my obstacles in memory." In fact, he admits that he has few "really clear memories, especially before the fifth grade." Instead, he has "vivid memories of colors, objects and emotions, but in most the context is skewed, abstracted with the noise of intermingling and conflicting visions." He calls this body of work "a kind of photomontage," adding, "my subject is photography, subject is myself; my subject is fiction; my subject is memory."

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Marcia Haffmans "Out of Touch"

Redepenning Gallery

  • August 13 - September 12, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, September 10, 5:30pm

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

  • August 13 - September 12, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, September 10, 5:30pm

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

  • August 13 - September 12, 2020
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 13, 6-8pm
  • Artist Talk: Thursday, September 10, 5:30pm

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."