August 4, 2022
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Hopkins, MN 55343
Hopkins Center for the Arts Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Join the Hopkins Center for the Arts for the opening reception of four new art exhibitions.
Gwen Partin 'Material Elements'
In this exhibition, Gwen Partin explores the relationship of people and their environment, reflecting on and questioning how humans fit in the schema of nature. This series of artists books and accompanying monotype and collagraph prints call attention to the beauty of the human/nature relationship, in the spirit of quiet gratitude.
Amy Usdin '(De)Compositions'
Embracing senescence, (de)Compositions explores decay and regeneration. Amy Usdin pays homage to aging bodies and landscapes of memory, using worn nets as armatures for woven sculptures that explore ecologies and histories, loss and longing, and the dissonance of nostalgia.
Brandon Movall 'Embracing Our Shadows'
Photographer Brandon Movall believes the beautiful image we show off to the world is made better by the act of embracing the shadows we find within. "If we learn to accept and care for these once-rejected dark sides, an extraordinary thing happens: we grow and evolve into our best selves." Movall leverages his ability to see the world as both a civil engineer and a self-taught photographer to craft each image with a unique balance of engineering and art.
Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild
An exhibition of work by members of the Minnesota Jewelry Arts Guild. Established in 2014, MNJAG is a non-profit organization with the key goal to educate about the value of handcrafted jewelry by sharing the skill and vision that is required to create unique wearable art.
The four exhibitions are on display at the Art Center August 4 through September 10, 2022.