The City of Hopkins, in partnership with the Hopkins Business and Civic Association (HBCA) and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, is pleased to present Hopkins Artstreet.
Four new sculptures have been installed in downtown Hopkins for year-long display until May 2013—when Artstreet 2013 is installed.
Take the sculpture walk and vote on your favorite piece. View information on the artwork and a ballot.
Hopkins Artstreet is an annual, year-long event showcasing several pieces of original sculpture. The project provides an outdoor, accessible gallery for artists to display their works for sale and is part of a long-term vision for incorporating public art into Hopkins thereby enriching the lives of its residents and visitors, creating an economic stimulus, and reinforcing the image of Hopkins as an arts community.
1 Letting Go. Forged Steel.
Judd Nelson, Wayzata, MN
2 Picking Tulips. Bronze.
Cynthia Markle, Lakeville, MN
5 Salsa. Bronze.
Richards Poey, Eden Prairie, MN
6 Balancing Orbits. Cast Bronze
Marie Schrobilgen, St Paul, MN
Fokken of Minneapolis reveals his love of antique toys in his mixed media work, but always with an idiosyncratic and modern take—his sculptures combine nostalgia with futuristic fantasy. The sculpture in Hopkins is from a series based on locomotive forms and also includes a wooden shoe, a reoccurring image in Fokken’s work that speaks to humble origins but to the idea of a mundane object that also possesses the power to sabotage. Donated in 2011 by: Hopkins Business & Civic Association and ThinkHopkins.com
Poey, a resident of Eden Prairie, is known for both bronze and stone sculptures. This bronze sculpture depicts the “Tree Pose”, a balancing pose in yoga which focuses on concentration, clarity of thought, awareness and balance of mind and body. The sculpture portrays a human figure as growing upward like a tree from the planet earth, its arms like branches reaching for the sun. Donated in 2011 by: Hopkins Historical Society
Deadline for 2013 is on February 15 (postmark deadline; no exceptions).
This juried exhibition is open to established and emerging artists of all backgrounds, working in all media that can withstand outdoor public display. Each eligible artist may submit up to three original artworks. Selected artists will be paid a stipend of $500 to offset the cost of transporting and loaning their artwork. Artists must be present at the installation of their work.
The jurors’ goal is to achieve a diverse selection of artwork that is of high quality in both concept and construction and is appropriate for display in a public, outdoor environment. Specific requirements and objectives are:
Larger works (greater than 4' in one dimension) are encouraged as are artworks that are interactive, reflective, kinetic or engage the curiosity and imagination of viewers.
The goal of Hopkins Artstreet is to build a collection that over time will come to celebrate the diverse community and vitality of Hopkins. Special attention will be paid to artworks that are interactive (reflective, kinetic, other) or in another way engage the curiosity and imagination of viewers. Artworks are on loan to the project and remain the property of the artist unless sold.
Complete the 2013 application form and contract and send with up to 3 digital images per artwork (high res jpeg files, 1MB max each, on CD or external drive) and your $25/artwork non-refundable application fee, made payable to Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, to:
c/o Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts
Hopkins MN 55343
The entries will be reviewed for completeness and forwarded to the selection committee comprised of area artists and residents.
Questions about this project or procedures can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Hopkins Artstreet is an ongoing program established in 2010 to showcase original art works in an accessible setting. A collaboration among the City of Hopkins, the Hopkins Business & Civic Association and the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, this project is part of a long-term vision for incorporating public art into Hopkins and enriching the lives of its residents and visitors.