Eric Hopkins - Atmospheres

Schierholt will be there to capture Hopkins at work from the first strokes on paper to the emergence of the final glass pieces from fire. The film will create its own atmosphere as it captures the experience of witnessing Hopkins’ process of artistic discovery. An experience that will be physical, spiritual and philosophical, Hopkins will share his motivations and inspirations for the new work and examine the roots of nature, science, and technology that drive his art.

Documentary filmmaker Dale Schierholt is working on a new film with acclaimed and celebrated Maine artist, Eric Hopkins. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Eric has exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Portland Museum of Art, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Waterfall Arts Center, University of Maine Museum of Art, and a number of national galleries. He has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Pilchuck Glass School.


Hopkins is creating a new series of works in glass exploring and interpreting the atmosphere around us. After creating sketches and studies in his home studio on the Island of North Haven and his floating studio on the waters around Midcoast Maine, Hopkins will travel to Washington’s  Whidbey Island, where he’ll turn his studies into a wholly original series of glass pieces that will communicate the essence of those atmospheres.

Be a part of this film

Make a contribution to the film’s production


Individuals that make a tax-deductible financial contribution will be acknowledged in the film’s closing credits and will be invited to screenings and receptions with the artist and filmmaker. Those who contribute at special levels may be acknowledged at the beginning of the film as a “Major Donor” and receive a signed work of art from Eric acknowledging their involvement.





Contributions to this project are tax-deductible and should be made payable to Center for Maine Contemporary Art,

(please write Hopkins Film on your check’s memo line).


For more information on making a financial contribution and becoming part of this film contact Dale Schierholt at daleschierholt@gmail.com

or call 609.462.8827.


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