WOAH! Walk of Art Hopkins
Thursday, June 22 from 5 - 8pmSchedule of events listed below
Join us for Walk of Art Hopkins (WOAH!)
Highlighting art and music in Hopkins, meet artists, enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the many Hopkins restaurants, mix and mingle.
- Exhibitions at Cream & Amber, Hopkins Center for the Arts, and Zeller Studio
- Enjoy music by Julian Manzara at Thirty Bales
- Take a self-guided walking tour of Hopkins ArtStreet public art throughout downtown
- Stop by Downtown Park and enjoy music by Winona Jazz Collective, part of The Sunset Series free summer concerts
You are always welcome to visit the locations listed below to enjoy local artist work anytime during their normal business hours.
Schedule of Events:
As you are planning your evening, please note the times that each location will be open. For your convenience, maps will be available at Hopkins Center for the Arts on June 22.
Cream & Amber, 4 - 7pm
Enjoy Happy Hour from 4 - 6 pm
Pam Luer, Member Artist Spotlight
J Pony Allen, Second Floor Commons
J Pony Allen lives and works in the Hopkins, Minnesota. He was born and raised in an interstitial space, a pocket universe between Philip Johnson’s IDS Center and Amber Waves of Grain. He grew up in the wilds of Minnetonka where great mares once ran free, Dead Man’s Hill swallowed sleds, and the Swamp and Woods held great treasure. The woods and swamp have since shrunk, fully plundered. The hill has been capped with gardens and Dishes. And the horses have scattered west and east, north and south.
In his paintings, he examines and explores the delicious friction between organic growth and manufactured disruption. Inspired by discoveries of bush plane wreckage on barren high tundra, intrusive thoughts, F250s abandoned in woodlands, Darth Vader's paternal admission, irritated molluscs birthing nacreous gems, and stick framed barns caved in by giant's feet; these paintings are, in essence, bootleg interior & exterior landscapes. Like unauthorized recordings of Rock Gods, their authenticity is questionable but the spirit of fanaticism is earnest.
The Gallery at Zeller Studio, 5 - 8pm
Deb Zeller and Jim Clark "The State Fair Experience"
This exhibition revolves around the Fine Arts at the Minnesota State Fair and the State Fair in general, as experienced by Jim Clark and Deb Zeller. Jim has been superintendent of Fine Arts at the State Fair since 2011 where he created 12:12:12: Twelve Artists, Twelve Hours, Twelve Days. The program is now known as Studio: HERE. Jim filled in for a Studio:HERE artist cancellation in 2021 and Deb was one of the twelve in 2022.
About Deb Zeller:
Deb was the guest artist at the 2022 Minnesota State Fair Studio:HERE in the Fine Arts Building. In her 12 hours demonstrating she created twelve portraits. These included an oil painting of Mrs. Minnesota, Mandy Iverson which took 3 hours. She then moved on to 1/2 hour watercolor or charcoal portraits. These include Craig Flor who is in charge of Grandstand Productions; Dani Vavreck from the MN State Fair Foundation; Mary Chung who is the Executive Director of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation; Paul Quast who is head of MN Wine Country; Renee Alexander who is the new CEO of the MN State Fair; Ron Knafla the chief of police at the State Fair; Rachel Rynda who was the newly crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way; Ross Wiggins, police officer in charge of the grandstand; Jerry Hammer the “Face of the State Fair”; Tim Streit who delivers beer to 23 different sites across the fairground and Jan Hildebrand who does all the concessions in the grandstand.
About Jim Clark:
Jim Clark is a practicing multi-disciplinary visual artist, curator, and art educator. As a visual artist, his experience and body of work includes drawing, painting, sculpture, and illustration. He has exhibited his fine art throughout the region, and won numerous awards including top honors for work in each of those disciplines. His recent exhibitions of personal work include The Once and Never Cowboy, including 30 drawings at the Paul Whitney Larson Gallery, May- August 2019, and Chasing Ruin at Robbin Gallery, June 2022. As a freelance illustrator, he has completed work on multiple comic book projects including Captain Popcorn for the Northern Star Council of Boy Scouts of America, the upcoming premiere issue of Freedom Raiders, Henri L’Ouest, Magician of the West, eight issues of the award winning independent series Colliders. He holds an undergraduate degree in Art from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and an MFA in Eco-architecture from Vesper College. Additionally, he has completed course work and studio studies in Paris at the Cours de Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne and the private atelier, Academie de Port-Royal.
More info on this exhibition: Zeller Studio
Hopkins Center for the Arts, 6 - 8pm
Cash bar, and light refreshments
Nikki Besser "Quillin' It: Life In Paper"
IBased in northern Minnesota, self-taught artist Nikki Besser uses hundreds, often times thousands, of strips of rolled paper, glued and shaped together in various forms to create original, one of a kind artworks. Her paper quilled artworks capture positive life moments of joy, happiness, love, and beauty.
MaryAnn & Gary Carlson "A Confluence of Objects"
Assemblage sculptors, MaryAnn and Gary Carlson, use found objects to create sculptures that spark stories of the past and present. Their goal is to awaken the viewer to the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects, and the potential of these objects to communicate beyond their former utility.
Polly Norman "Tooled In Space"
Polly Norman's work is rooted in movement and rhythm. Working in New Media, she blends and reshapes intersections of image, color, and form in active, sometimes frenetic picture planes. Sometimes languorous, sometimes ecstatic, again, the motion is always there, asking the eye, and maybe the heart, to follow.
The exhibitions are on view June 22 - July 29, 2023
More about Exhibitions
Member Spotlights at Hopkins Center for the Arts
I have been an artist my whole life, and have taken many art classes over the years. One thing that I love doing is making straw people (you know the kind of straw you find on a farm), so I have definitely done it all…
On view through July 10.
Thirty Bales, 6 - 8 PM
1106 Mainstreet, Hopkins
Enjoy live music by Julian Manzara and cocktails on the new patio!
More about Thirty Bales
The Sunset Series: Winona Jazz Collective, 7 - 8:15pm
Public Sculpture Program. More info at: Hopkins ArtStreet