Art Gallery

In its gallery the library mounts a bimonthly show which features the work of contemporary area artists. In addition, the library has a permanent collection of paintings, prints, and photographs displayed throughout the building. This collection includes works by Jo Lutz Rollins and other historic Minnesota artists. In July, 2013, a permanent sculpture by Minnesota sculptor Kinji Akagawa was installed on the Johnson Terrace. Commissioned by the Huelsmann Foundation, the Akagawa sculpture is in memory of Richard Huelsmann, the Foundation’s founder and area philanthropist. Mr. Huelsmann also donated a large number of the paintings in the library collection.

Current Show

September-October: Digital Vision Quests – Alternative Paths in search of Light and Digital Images

The Western Wisconsin Photography Club is a group of photography enthusiasts of all ages, interests, and abilities and is a member of the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs and the North Central Camera Club Council. Meetings are both social and educational and are held on the first Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm, at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. Additional special meetings are also scheduled to accommodate speakers and hands-on workshops and group shooting opportunities. The public is welcome to attend meetings or to become a member. For further information please visit the club’s web site at

November-December: Diana Hatchitt

Reception with the Artist
Thursday, November  9th, 6 pm

Recent Shows


September-October: Digital Vision Quests by The Western Wisconsin Photography Club
July-August: Virginia Lovness
May-June: Jimmy Longoria
March-April 2017: Tim Nyberg
January-February 2017 Town and Garden by the St. Croix Valley Area Rug Hookers


November-December 2016 Pebbles in the River  by Tomy O’Brien
September-October 2016 Emily Haddad
July-August 2016 Gregg Rochester
May-June 2016 Oil and Water with Dianne Ginsberg and Jeanette Richards
March-April 2016 Laurie Schneider
January-February 2016 Rug Hookers


Historical List of Gallery Show

Historical List of Gallery Shows


November-December 2015 Myrlah Olson
September 2015- October 2015 David Parker
July 2015-August 2015 Melissa Belanger
May 2015-June 2015 Sharon Weiser
March-April 2015  Every Day Brave with Douglas Limon, Rachel Limon, Gavino Limon, Melvin Losh & Tom Lindfors
January-February 2015 Wynn Davis


August -September 2014 Marie Olofsdotter
July-August 2014 Sue Hedin
May-June 2014 Edie and Richard Abnet
March-April 2014 Beverly Van Dell
January-February 2014 Carl Cedergren