2018 Schedule | 4 Pillars Gallery

The 4 Pillars Gallery holds ten to twelve shows per year featuring local and regional artists of all types and all media.  Thank you to the New Ulm Area Foundation for providing funding for our state of the art gallery and lighting, which is the only one of its kind in New Ulm.



Oct 19 - Nov 21

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Charlie Putnam and Le Ann Gehring-Ryan
"Form and Fragments"

Charlie currently works at his studio in St Peter, MN.  He is retired from teaching art for the Le Sueur- Henderson school district after 29 years of service. Most recently he retired from his teaching position at Minnesota State University in Mankato after serving 28 years as adjunct faculty for the Art Department.  Charlie has been exhibiting his work locally, regionally and nationally over the past four decades.

"Most of my recent works are done in mixed media on cradled wood panels.  The hard surface of the panel is well suited for collage, medium transfer and other mixed media techniques that I have been working with for many years.  I have recently been creating geometric abstract images inspired by personal experience combined with notions about the human figure, architecture and landscape.”

Charlie Putnam on Facebook

Le Ann Gehring-Ryan

North Mankato artist Le Ann Gehring-Ryan received a Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University and studied painting at MSU, Mankato, exhibiting extensively throughout MN. Her work can be found in galleries in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. 

"I work primarily in sterling silver and natural stones. I often add a touch or two of gold for contrast. My process is hand fabrication, focusing on soldering, hammering, stone-setting, fusing and forming. I also work in Cloisonné enamel, the fusing of colored glass on to fine silver, channeled between fine silver wire. The design elements: texture, line color and form, are brought together to create a work of art that is pleasing to the eye. I am inspired by nature, architecture, and the world around me. Setting a torch to a piece of wire, manipulating its shape and structure is a rewarding process for me to showcase design skills. I strive for simple elegance and strong design in my work”

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Nov 30 - Dec 28

10th Annual Artscape Juried Art Show

Our annual juried art show, Artscape, is celebrating it’s 10th year this fall! We’re making it bigger and better than ever, so be sure to mark your calendars for the opening reception on November 30th, 2018 from 5 to 7:30pm. Prizes will be awarded at this time, and voting for the people’s choice award will begin! Beverages and hors d'oeuvre will be provided. The reception is free and open to the public!