This annual event is a unique exhibit of artwork from local artists - both students and adults, amateurs and professionals! With such a diverse selection, there is something for everyone to enjoy! You definitely won't want to miss this once-a-year exhibit on display for a limited time. Bring your friends and family, and come down to The Grand to support your local artists!
Openning Reception is Friday, August 16th from 6 to 8 PM.
Official Exhibit Opening and Opening Reception, July 12, 7-9 PM
A CENTURY OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MINNESOTA
To celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial year, LWV Minnesota is creating a traveling exhibit to recognize the organization’s mission and history over the past century.
Exhibit visitors will discover that: “Growing from the deep roots of the suffrage movement in the 19th century, Minnesota’s non-partisan League of Women Voters uses a statewide network of local chapters to encourage informed and active participation in government, register and empower voters, work to increase understanding of public policy issues, cultivate women leaders, and influence public policy through education and advocacy."
Specifically, the goals of the exhibit are:
To recognize and celebrate a century of activism by LWV Minnesota
To recall our history through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion
To activate visitors to educate themselves and to vote
To remind visitors that democracy depends on their participation
To empower visitors to act in defense of democracy
My fascination with textiles began by watching my mother sew and crochet. She taught me the basics of crocheting at a very early age. At twelve I taught myself to machine sew. I’ve learned to sew clothing, made crafts, created home decor and also cross-stitched all with no formal training. All of this whetted my appetite for color and texture in textiles. All of which eventually led me to begin quilting in 1992.
Since that time, I have taken traditional quilting and sewing to new places and learned techniques with each new project. Creating original art pieces that played with textiles, fabrics, colors, embellishments and textures was the next step in my journey as an artist. Now, in addition to traditional seaming, I glue, free motion quilt, layer and continue to learn new techniques and use them in my own creative ways.
I was born and raised in New Ulm and married my high school sweetheart. All three of our children and their families live in New Ulm. I am inspired and supported by my loved ones and much of my work goes to them.
MSU-Mankato graduate students Beth Hamilton, Sarah Huttner, Liz Stensland, and Roberta Zamma Gallarati exhibit their work across a variety of mediums including ceramics/sculpture, printmaking, installation, and drawing.
OPENING RECEPTION: FEBRUARY 8, 5-7PM
This traveling photo exhibit by Green Card Voices includes portraits of young immigrants, their 200-word biography, a quote and a QR code. Visiters can scan the code with a smart device to watch the first-person video story. This interactive exhibit is in partnership with The New Ulm Public Library and their “Becoming American” grant.