Past Exhibitions

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Kristin Pavelka "Bohemian"

Display Cases, main lobby

  • May 14 - August 1, 2020

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

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

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

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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Living Tradition: Figure Drawings from the Hopkins Center for the Arts Life Sessions Cooperative

Redepenning Gallery

  • May 14 - June 20, 2020

Historically a staple of artists’ education and professional development, drawing from the live model remains an active practice and inspiration for many. The works on display were created by participants in the Life Drawing Sessions here at the Center. Facilitated by Hopkins artist John Caron, the sessions are ongoing and occur on select Sundays throughout the year. For more information on participating, visit Figure Drawing.

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Mary Catherine Solberg "Shine"

Lobby Gallery, first floor

  • May 14 - June 20, 2020

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

"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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