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.
Sep 14 - Oct 12
“Feathered Dinosaurs, Milkweed and the Everlasting”
Steve received his MFA in Drawing and Painting from Southern IllinoisUniversity in 1996. He taught and helped organize the Art Department at Fort Peck Community College, a college of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes in Poplar, Montana, from 1997-2001. Gallery 13 in Minneapolis currently represents his work.
Oct 19 - Nov 21
Charlie Putnam and Le Ann Gehring-Ryan
"Form and Fragments"
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
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.”
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”
You can find her online:
Nov 30 - Dec 28
10th Annual Artscape Juried Art Show