Weekend Showcase: Two New Exhibits at Hopkins Center for the Arts
Hopkins Center for the Arts has two new exhibitions.
Fawzia Khan’s “Becoming Visible”
You can see the work of Fawzia Khan in the Redepenning Gallery. This will be up in the Hopkins Center for the Arts until June 19. Khan received a $10,000 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2020 to interview women about the invisibility of women’s contributions to society.
“And then the resulting work are machine embroidered images of those women’s eyes on cotton dishtowels,” said Jim Clark, visual arts manager at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
A much more colorful display adorns the opposite walls.
“These works here are digital drawings that Fawzia did during the month of July last year. Her goal was to do one for each day of the month,” pointed out Clark.
A mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Asian cultures. Additionally, it holds symbolic and meditative meaning beyond its vibrant appearance. There are 33 of these digitally created mandalas printed up and on display.
Local Artist Maureen Cater is Member Artist Spotlight
Local artist Maureen Cater also has work on display as part of the Hopkins Center for the Arts’ “Member Artist Spotlight.”
“She was a middle school art teacher in Edina for many many years. She’s now retired and focusing on her work. She works primarily plein air. That is, painting outside. And I particularly enjoy this painting of the camper unit. It is an unusual subject. And really find some beauty in an object and a situation that others might overlook,” said Clark.
Clark says her work inspires a simple joy and contentment with the natural world around us. There are nine works on display by Cater in the Member Artist Spotlight section.