The HCA Gallery offers rotating exhibitions showcasing the work of Minnesota artists (from emerging to established careers)
The gallery is free and open to the public during regular business hours or by appointment.
January 8 – February 2 , 2018
Recent Works by Robert Mattson
Robert Mattson (New London, MN)
Learn more about Bob’s work in our 5 Questions series.
In 1967 Robert (Bob) graduated from St. Cloud State University where he received both a BS and an MA. That fall he was hired as an art instructor at Willmar State Jr. College (now named Ridgewater Community College). After serving in the US Navy for four years including two tours in Vietnam, Bob returned to his teaching position in 1972 and remained there until his retirement.
His extensive exhibition record includes exhibits at both the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Walker Art Center, representation by numerous Minneapolis galleries, as well as countless exhibits throughout his long career.
He lives on the Little Crow River in New London, MN with his lovely wife and fellow artist, Marjorie Nilssen.
“I try to spend at least a part of every day in my studio. I think of myself primarily as a painter but I also make lots of etchings which compliment my work in an entirely different medium with its inherent problems and rewards. Being an artist and leading a creative life has been an absolutely marvelous experience. ” Bob Mattson
February 12 – March 9, 2018
We Are What We Make: Community Showcase
Calling ALL Crow River area artists, makers, crafters, and creatives! You are invited to share your work and connect with other makers at our first community showcase exhibition and celebration.
Do you knit, paint, build birdhouses, quilt, weld, draw, bead, cartoon, sew, sculpt, build, write, sing, tell jokes? This exhibit is open to those 16 and older working creatively in all/any mediums – visual arts, literary arts, crafts, performance, spoken word, and music. This is an free and open call – Share what you make, meet new friends and celebrate the importance of creativity. All participants may submit up to 2 objects.
ART DROP OFF DATES: Feb 1 10am – 5 pm, Feb 2 Noon – 4 pm & Feb 3 10am – Noon
Public Reception and Celebration for the Artists: March 9th 5 – 7
Singers, Musicians, & Spoken Word Performers – Sign up to perform up to 5 minutes the evening of the public celebration by contacting our Program Assistant at email@example.com
May 1 – May 31, 2018
Annual Youth Art Exhibition
The Annual Youth Art Exhibit features the artworks of students from Hutchinson and surrounding area Public, Charter, and Private Schools, as well as home school children. If you would like to participate please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 11 – July 31, 2018
Laura Corcoran, Tammi Joy Parsons, and Sharon Rotz
Public Reception TBA
Three distinct artistic voices exploring themes of ecology and nature: Printmaker Laura Corcoran (St. Paul, MN), encaustic painter Tammi Joy Parsons(Spicer, MN), and contemporary quilter Sharon Rotz (Litchfield, MN). Audiences will be captivated by the richness and mastery of how each artist uses her material to stitch, draw, and paint compelling stories of human connection to the natural world.
August 13 – September 21, 2018
Stephanie Frey: Living History
Stephanie Frey (St. Paul, MN) is an illustrator and educator. Her illustrations highlight the ordinary moments of her day to day life. Viewers will see themselves and their own lives as she draws attention to the importance of acknowledging simple daily interactions and internal thoughts. Stephanie’s artwork has been included in Design Mom, Cordella Magazine, Illozine, Graze Magazine, Murphy Square Quarterly and others.
October 1 – November 2, 2018
New Works by Samuel Johnson and Elaine Rutherford
Public Reception TBA
Samuel Johnson (St. Joseph, MN) and Elaine Rutherford (Golden Valley, MN) are both art professors with the College of St. Benedict/Saint John’s University. Elaine, known as a painter, has begun working in porcelain sculpture while Johnson, a potter, has started to make drawings.
Both artists are working in new and unfamiliar media to explore their interests from another point of view while making unexpected discoveries about themselves and their work as a result of working in relationship to a new medium.Their exhibition will include both new and established works from each artist.
December 10 – January 11, 2019
Jason Ramey (Morris, MN) is a recent recipient of a Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist grant and a 2012 International Sculpture Award via the International Sculpture Center and Sculpture magazine.
The exhibit will incorporate his recent use of 3D printing in combination with continuing investigations of debris and architectural oddities collected from abandoned and “rehabbed” homes.
2018 Visual Arts Exhibition Sponsored by
and by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
exhibiting at HCA