Hopkinton Center for the Arts Gallery
98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

art by Madelyn Godfroy

Artwork by Madelyn Godfroy

Heart, Courage and Sweat:
A Show by Young Artists Inspired by the Marathon

April 18 – May 18 at HCA Gallery
Free reception for the artists and the public: Saturday, May 6 from 1:30 to 3:00

Heart, Courage, and Sweat is a remarkable project and show that has encouraged Hopkinton students aged 6 to 17 to look both outward at the runners’ world and also inward to their own experiences of pushing toward a goal. Although we are celebrating the marathon, the theme goes beyond running.  It’s about effort, tenacity, and conquering your fears.

Works by 26 young artists comprise the exhibition and tackle its themes from 26 directions.  Clara Vanguri, who is 6, shows sumptuous hanging vines, a radiant sun, and a swaying palm beneath which sailboats spread from “start” to “finish.”  Sadie Wein, also 6, shows a surprisingly happy runner passing the sign ”finish line 15 miles” wearing a wide and dazzling smile.  Sasha Hagan, 17, shows her black-and-white photograph of a young woman in a leotard executing a complex stretch, her left hand and right foot joined above her head.

Molaigh Flannery, age 8, in her depiction of planet Earth, around which runners and a wheelchair participant race, each hoisting a national flag.

Organized by Kris Waldman, the 26.2 Foundation, and the artists’ group Creative Circles, the exhibition is sponsored by Guaranteed Rate Mortgage.  The artists’ work has been framed for them as a gift for their participation.

* Thanks to 6 year old Riley Colleran, who helped create the show title!

photo of Weber artwork

Two works of art Weber has created inspired by lichen she finds in the forest, made with encaustic paint and cotton on cedar wood.

Into The Woods: The meaning and muse behind the art.
Catherine Weber

April 20 – May 17, 2017
Barn Loft Gallery
Artist’s Talk and Demo: Thursday, April 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm ($5 at the door)

In her talk, Catherine will demonstrate encaustic painting and share her creative process, and how her body of work has evolved over time and always remains deeply connected to her love of the woods. Encaustic painting is an ancient medium of painting with molten bees wax, mixed with resin and pigment.

Catherine Weber is a visual artist and poet. She has explored many mediums and produced a great deal of work that include photography, sewn textile art, bees wax, acrylic, printmaking and, perhaps most prominently, wood.  While these many mediums might seem disparate, her work does, however, have a very strong thread: her connection with the forest and trees. In this talk, Catherine will share her creative process, and how her body of work has evolved over time and always remains deeply connected to her love of the woods.

creative circles logo

This is a Creative Circles event.

Respite painting photo

Detail of Lemonicious, by Sandy Semenuk

Artists from the Lisnow Respite Center

April 20 – May 17, 2017

HCA students Su Lin Po, Joe Araya, Amy Bailey, Emily Bill, Gabriella Campos, Katie Meyers and Sandy Semenuk have been painting up a storm this Spring!  Their paintings of sumptuous lemons, peaches apples, and brownies and ice cream, plus a lush tropical forest are on display now in the HCA Barn Floor 1 Gallery.

Arts in Bloom Exhibit
Juried by Mim Brooks Fawcett,
Chief Curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum

May 22 – June 22, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

Awards: 6 Cash prizes will be awarded.

Drop off up to 3 pieces of art: Friday, May 12, 3 -6pm; Saturday, May 13, 10am – 1pm
More information about entering can be found on our Call for Art page.

Read about last year’s exhibit here.

Monotype Guild of New England (MGNE)
July 1 – August 25, 2017
Reception: Friday, July 7, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Read about MGNE here.

Ron Rosenstock: Photography
September 2017

More information soon to come!

Past Exhibits

Hopkinton High School Honors Art Show 2017

play button sasha hagan video Check out Sasha Hagan’s video of the event!

A Fresh Take: Members Show 2016

In the news:

Mark Chester 2016: The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape (get a glimpse here!)

“The precise role of the artist, then, is to illuminate that darkness, blaze roads through that vast forest, so that we will not, in all our doing, lose sight of its purpose, which is, after all, to make the world a more human dwelling place.”  – James Baldwin

Artist Tips:

Article: Clutter: Mistakes Artists Often Make

Artist Supplies: Extras for Creative Reuse, a membership based creative reuse center located in Lynn, MA. Their mission is to support our educational, creative and business communities by providing teacher, students, program providers, families and artists with affordable, reusable and surplus materials to stimulate creative and critical learning potential while lowering businesses’ expenses and carbon footprints.

If you have any tips you’d like to share, please send them to Kris Waldman, Director at kris@hopartscenter.org.