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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

Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 7, 6-8pm, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery

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
Opening Reception on Thursday, November 12, 6-8pm, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery

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

January 11-January 29, 2016
Opening Reception TBA

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: Champlin Park, Elk River, Maple Grove, Osseo, Park Center, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Rogers, and Zimmerman.  Free admission

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




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