This exhibition showcases work by local Iranian-Americans whose creative work in the arts reflects or illuminates their rich heritage. It is an opportunity for viewers to learn about Iran's history and culture through visual art.
As a landscape painter, Catherine Hearding emphasizes the elements of color, shape, value and light, inviting the viewer to see the subject from a unique perspective. To accomplish this goal, she focuses on more intimate views of the landscape.
Douglas Oudekerk has always loved to draw. He grew up in an era saturated with great artwork: including illustrations in books, magazines, comics, and advertising. For Oudekerk, this is artwork that tells a story - images that augmented the written word in powerful ways.
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 further information about submitting work for the exhibit visit: https://www.hopkinsartscenter.com/152/Fall-Juried-Show
As a photographer, Roger Nordstrom is attracted to lines, shapes, and form. The images in this exhibition were captured in travels from Northern Minnesota to the US Southwest, and explore the commonalities between disparate regions through the elements of Time, Water, and Earth.
‘These intimate black and white images of frozen water and desert sand show us the beauty of sameness in such opposites. They help us to see more clearly how the earth holds the memory of change allowing us to bear witness to our past and the prepossessing harshness that is the cycle of time made visible.’
David Strom’s paintings and drawings are how he explores, reflects on, and interprets the landscape in which he lives, and as he puts it ‘lives within him’. A combination of realism and fantasy, his artworks are about living in the fertile farm country of southwestern Minnesota. References include gray steel grain bins, elevators, wind turbines, round bales, roads, ropes, rows of crops in all stages of development and rest, and the abstract way that we define the land using maps, specifically plat maps of townships in six square mile divisions. He combines these elements into vignettes, connecting them together ‘much like one would make a quilt or illustrate a graphic novel.’
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.
Assemblage sculptors, MaryAnn and Gary Carlson, use found objects to create sculptures that spark stories of the past and present. Their goal is to awaken the viewer to the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects, and the potential of these objects to communicate beyond their former utility.
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.
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.
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'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.
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
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.
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.
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.
In its 28th year, this highly competitive international juried exhibition showcases work by artists from throughout the United States and abroad.
Reveal 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.
Greg Lecker’s art transports viewers to natural & inhabited settings filled with motion, emotion, and color. Energetic chaos up close; then coming together as light & objects when viewed from a distance.
This body of work originated during artist residencies Lecker completed on both the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. Funded in part by a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, he traveled across Minnesota painting the major watersheds: the Mississippi River, Lake Superior and the Red River of the North while engaging passersby. The resulting paintings embody the physicality of exploring water and its environment.
Josh Bindewald creates active, maximal images that reference natural and developed environments. Approached in playful and intuitive spirit, he composes prints, collages, and paintings that are a distillation of the splendor he finds in the natural world, the need for order imposed by humankind, and the resulting discord. This embedded contradiction reinforces the oft-conflicting emotions informing it. The resulting art contains the power to enchant, intended to separate the viewer from all context and provide an undefinable but beneficial type of nourishment.
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.
This exhibition showcases work by local Iranian-Americans whose creative work in the arts reflects or illuminates their rich heritage. It is an opportunity for viewers to learn about Iran’s history and culture through visual art.
Barbara Lidfors is a landscape and figurative painter who paints the allure of everyday moments and celebrates the significance of the people and places around her. Her nature paintings often incorporate the deeply symbolic and metaphoric possibilities inherent in the natural world to reference universal experience and meaning.
Recently returned to her Minnesota roots after decades of involvement in the German art world, she is enjoying rediscovering the specific beauty of Minnesota’s people and natural wooded areas. She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University and has exhibited her work in over 100 solo and group shows throughout Germany, the United States and 5 other countries.