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NHCC Art Exhibitions


2015-2016 Season

Len Davis: "A Thousand Words"

August 31-September 25, 2015

Gouache and Graphite collage works by Len Davis. The eclectic taste of artist Len Davis is apparent in his use of assemblage, collage drawing and works on paper. Uniting print outs, text, graphite, color pencil, gouache, acrylic he creates a symphony of effects cascading into a final visual statement. These small but powerful images are like little sticks of dynamite!

Artist Statement:
"I have eclectic taste. That's why I am so fascinated by the usage of mixed media and collage. I like these mediums because of the outcome of combining several elements, creating various textures and colors to evoke a thought and mood in the stories I tell. It's like a pizza with everything on it. Once you take that first bite, you're “inundated with flavor. That is what I strive for in my work.”

"My pieces deal with life itself; the people we are, what we create, and our capability to deal with the issues which confront us. My premise is to lure the viewer in. Once they're in, they are placed in a position to reflect on and question their ethics, be it disquieting or placid."

Ellen Rutchick: "In Passing: Days of the Dead, Oaxaca, Mexico 2012-2014"

October 5-October 30, 2015
Photographs by Ellen Rutchick

Artist Statement:
Since 1999, I have traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico every year in October to celebrate the Days of the Dead in a place where contemporary events and political, social and cultural crosscurrents intersect with centuries-old traditions. Each year, I observe and photograph what I see within the timeframe and context of the Days of the Dead. 

As an artist, I strive to be open to whatever is given to me in a particular situation and record visions of what anthropologist Carlos Castaneda called a non-ordinary reality.  With my camera, I seek to capture those surprising moments when that special reality is revealed. 

Linda Dobosenski: "Press Pause"

November 9-December 11, 2015
Photographs by Linda Dobosenski

Artist Statement:
"We live in a time when great value is placed on the high speed ease of access to information.  Exposure to a plethora of words, sounds, and images, coupled with an expectation of our immediate availability to respond, has become the norm. Press Pause, is a collection of photographs made while seeking moments of respite from the frenzied pace of our connected world."

Free admission, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135.

Jane Bassuk, Gina Dabrowski, and Glenn Grafelman:  "New Work

January 11-January 29, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, January 21, 6-8pm

Artists who teach often juggle their work schedule with slivers of time to make their own art.  Artist/Teachers Jane Bassuk, Gina Dabrowski, and Glenn Grafelman take advantage of this in a show of work produced this last summer and fall.  Wide and varied, the work reflects the multi-talents of the NHCC Art Faculty staff.

Free admission, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135 

Annual High School Art Exhibition

February 8-February 25, 2016
Closing Reception on Thursday, February 25, 6-8pm

This exhibition celebrates the artwork of some of our area’s most talented high school students.  Paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and 3D work will be on display.  One outstanding work from each school, chosen by NHCC art faculty, will be selected for special recognition.  High schools include: Brooklyn Center, Champlin Park, Elk River, Maple Grove, Osseo, Park Center, Robbinsdale Cooper & Armstrong, Rogers, St. Michael-Albertville, and Zimmerman. 

Free admission, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135.

NHCC Student Art Exhibition

April 7-April 28, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, April 7, 6-8pm  

This exhibition celebrates the outstanding artwork produced throughout the academic year by NHCC students and is juried by local professional artists. 
Free admission, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135.



Contact Information

Map of Fine Arts Center

Art Exhibits
Will Agar
Phone: 763-424-0779

Dean of Fine Arts, Language & Communication 
Jan McFall

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Clausen