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.
June 11 – July 31, 2018
Public Reception June 22 5 – 6:30 pm join us for light refreshments and an informal gallery talk with the artists about their work and influences.
Three distinct artistic voices exploring themes of ecology and nature: Printmaker Laura Corcoran (St. Paul, MN), encaustic painter and object maker 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.
We asked Laura, Tammi, and Sharon 5 questions about what influences their work. Read 5 Questions with Sharon Rotz, Laura Corcoran, and Tammi Joy Parsons.
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.
November 3 – 10, 2018
Verdant Refuge – a Pop Up window installation by Shelly Caldwell
In conjunction with this activity the art center will host Verdant Exchange (date and time TBA). Join us for a plant swap – Bring clippings from your favorite houseplants to swap with other plant lovers.
Intrigued by many facets of the rural environment and talent surrounding her as a child, Shelley Caldwell has engaged with the arts from an early age. Studying liberal arts and graduating Summa Cum Laude, Caldwell earned an AA from Ridgewater College of Hutchinson, MN in 2012 before earning both a BFA and MA from Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU) in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Compelled by the surrounding landscape, she presently works from her family farm in rural Faribault County
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