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.



Jan 5 - Feb 2

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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.

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

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Nicholas Schleif

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

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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

Apr 20 - May 25


Kiddo Sho

Our annual Kiddo Sho 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. Full details available here.

June 1 - June 29

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The Portraiture of Reed White

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.

Members of The Grand

This summer, The Grand Center for Arts & Culture will open the 4 Pillars Gallery to members of The Grand for an opportunity to showcase their work. The “Member Show” will run from July 13th through August 3rd, 2018. This art show is open to all current members of The Grand. (Not a member? No problem! Sign up here!) Artwork may be of any medium and subject.


Jul 13 - Aug 3

Aug 10 - Sep 7

Bob Nonnemacher

Sep 14 - Oct 12

Stephen Mark

Oct 19 - Nov 21

Charlie Putnam & LeAnn Gehring-Ryan

Nov 30 - Dec 28

10th Annual Artscape Juried Art Show