Weekend Showcase: Arts North International at Hopkins Center for the Arts
One of the largest art shows of the year is now on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
The Hopkins Center for the Arts welcomes visitors to the 26th annual Arts North International juried exhibition. It’s their largest, most extensive show of the year.
“It’s an annual juried competition open to artists around the globe,” said Jim Clark, visual arts manager for the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Indeed the exhibit fills every inch of the Center’s three galleries.
“This year we had over 700 entries from all over the United States as well as 6 other countries. The jurors chose 168 of those to display,” said Clark.
Eclectic and Extensive
The works vary in style and discipline, but the sheer volume of high quality pieces will astound.
Take advantage of being able to come see Arts North International. To experience a piece of art the optimal way is in person and right now you have that opportunity. But should things change, or you’re squeamish about leaving your nest, the Center is prepared.
“We weren’t certain we’d be able to be open to the public so we did plan multifaceted virtual experiences for folks to get a sense of the show,” said Clark.
So if you have a grandma in Guatemala, or an uncle in Uruguay, they can view the same pieces you have access to in person. A lot of work went into those presentations and they are worth checking out.
“There are four awards that are overall. They are awards where all the work was in competition together. And then there are awards for each category of medium as well,” said Clark.
This is a show wide ranging in subject, medium and vision.
“You might want to make more than one visit because there is so much to see,” concluded Clark.
The Arts North International show will be up through Feb. 13. Gallery hours are posted on the Hopkins Center for the Arts website.