2018 Schedule | 4 Pillars Gallery
Jan 5 - Feb 2
Hannah Newman & Joshua Schutz
An exhibition displaying figurative works rejecting conformity, consumerism, and concepts of time and space. It is an exploration of defying figurative norms in contemporary sculpture.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Hanna Newman and Josh Schutz are both artists living in Mankato, MN. They are 2nd year MA Candidates in art focusing on ceramics and sculpture at Minnesota State University where they work side by side in the studio. They maintain mutual interest in manipulating the human form with their sculptural ceramics.
Feb 9 - Mar 9
History eventually makes us all words on a page. This body of work endeavors to use those words to expose the soul within them; arranging and coloring them, translating them into a language of imagery that shows us the very essence of their subject - a sort of “visual poetry” if you will.
This exhibit is a continuation of Schleif's work that was commissioned for US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and Levi Stadium in San Francisco.
Mar 16 - Apr 13
Installation Art by MSU Mankato Students
"Mise en scène"
Minnesota State University - Mankato advanced art students exhibit works that are "site-specific," installed and designed especially with The Grand's space in mind. Works displayed are themed and are displayed throughout the building.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 16: 7-9pm
Our annual Kiddo Show features work from children 4-12 years old. All subjects and forms of art will be displayed from finger painting to oils to sculpture and pottery. Prizes will be awarded and voting for People's Choice will begin during the opening reception on April 20th.
Apr 20 - May 25
My colors are often exaggerated and unrealistic.
I choose to paint people in my community because it reveals a story about the time and place in which I live. People are interesting physical objects: color, form, texture, the way our bodies change as we age, what we choose to wear, and the way our postures and facial expressions articulate our emotions. Our bodies tell a story. We all have the common experience of being human, so on some level, we can all relate. We all have a story to tell, I try to express what I perceive with paint, to capture the persona and narrative of a person in an abstract pile of colorful brush marks.
I want my paintings to be interesting painting rather than a stagnant documentation of a person. When the painting is obviously not aspiring for perfection, the viewer can focus on what I find to be important: the colors, the marks, the composition, the paint, and still see the persona of the person being painted.
Jun 1 - Jun 29
June 1 - June 29
Jul 13 - Aug 3
Friends of the Grand
Aug 10 - Sep 7
Sep 14 - Oct 12
Oct 19 - Nov 21
Charlie Putnam & LeAnn Gehring-Ryan
Nov 30 - Dec 28
10th Annual Artscape Juried Art Show