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NHCC Art Exhibitions

2016 - 2017 Season

Lance Kiland - Paintings

August 25-September 17, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, August 25, 6-8pm
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135

The NHCC Art Department is proud to present the paintings of Lance Kiland in this memorial retrospective. Lance was one of the founding members of the Art Department and initiated the present Graphic Design program - the second oldest in the state.  His work is a vision of emotional, cultural, and psychic complexity filled with irony, agony, and gentle humor. The paintings are not meant for casual viewing but to reflect his lifelong examination of both art and life. Free admission

Jean Loy-Swanson - "The Tall Grass Series"

September 21-October 15, 2016
Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 21, 6-8pm
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135

Inkjet prints by retired Professor Jean Loy-Swanson come to life through a combination of multiple photographs, hand-made drawings, prints, collages and the magic of digital manipulation. Free admission

Brandon Kuehn - Drawings and Paintings

October 19-November 12, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, October 27, 6-8pm
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135

Using the "innocuousness of landscape" Kuehn creates visual constructs of the "uncanny" that challenges viewers' preconceptions about landscape, forcing re-evaluation of the visual experience and the idea of landscape painting as a whole. Free admission

Mieko Yamazaki & Jack Mader:  "Within from Without"

November 17-December 10, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, November 17, 6-8pm
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135

This collaboration between abstract oil painter Mieko Yamazaki and photographer Jack Mader expresses their sensory experiences of nature, music, and movement.  Although their experiences differ each explores the nature of creativity and the roots of inspiration. Free admission

Michelle Ranta - Recent Work

January 17-February 3, 2017
Opening Reception on Thursday, January 19, 12-1pm
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135

The everyday and the commonplace are seen with sensitivity and reverence in this new body of paintings by Art faculty member Michelle Ranta. Free admission

Northwestern High School Art Exhibition

February 13-March 2, 2017
Closing Reception on Thursday, March 2, 6-8pm
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135

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

NHCC Student Art Exhibition April 6-April 27, 2017
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135
Opening Reception on Thursday, April 6, 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

Yelena S. Kurdyumova & Sergey A. Porada: "Sardinia, The Footstep of the God"

May 16 - June 30, 2017
Opening Reception on Wednesday, May 24, 6:00-9:00pm
Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135

Photo exhibition-contest, consisting of 34 art works by distinguished photo-artists with European background, members of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), Yelena S. Kurdyumova & Sergey A. Porada, gives a chance to see through the lenses of their cameras unique autonomous region of Italy, island-resort – Sardinia.

Sards believe that their island, reminding in shape of a human footstep, was the first step of the God on the Earth, left by the Creator on the granite rocks, which raised from the Mediterranean Sea. The main cities of Sardinia were founded in the Phoenician-Carthaginian and Roman periods of history. Among them is Cagliari (7-6 century BCE), modern capital of Sardinia, and Olbia (6-4 century BCE), large city and port in the north of the island. Free admission



Contact Information

Fine Arts Center - Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery

Art Exhibits
Will Agar
Phone: 763-424-0779

Dean of Fine Arts, Language & Communication 
Jan McFall

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Clausen

Art Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm