Visitors invited to new art exhibits in Ridgewater galleries
March 11, 2022
Art lovers are invited to explore the new exhibits on display at Ridgewater College’s art galleries in both Willmar and Hutchinson. They are free and open to the public.
“Layered Realities” is an oil painting by Bryan Holland of St. Peter. The exhibit also features figurative works using old master paintings as templates to explore personal interests, ideas and techniques.
As an artist, Holland focuses predominantly on animals, often focusing on environmental or mythological themes. His exhibit also includes a series of box sculptures with interactivity and adjustability concepts where components can change how the work is viewed. In both the paintings and sculptural works, the ideas of layers, illusion and reality are prevalent.
This exhibit runs until March 22 in Willmar. It will then relocate to the Hutchinson campus until April 22. For more information about the artist, go to www.bryanhollandarts.com.
The Willmar gallery is located near the Theatre in the Fine Arts Building and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lakota artist John Sterner’s new exhibit “Eagle Family Vision Cry” is on display until March 21. It features Sterner’s INKTOBER drawings. INKTOBER was an Instagram initiative inviting artists to create an ink drawing each day in the month of October. His works depict different Instagram prompts that he transformed into personal narratives about his Minnesota and South Dakota plains heritage and life outlook.
As an artist, Sterner works in many mediums from paint and computers to metal sculptures and drawings. He currently resides near Marshall.
The Hutchinson gallery is in the main campus Commons area and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
After its run in Hutchinson, the exhibit will welcome visitors in the Willmar gallery until April 15. For more information about the artist, go to www.johnknifesterner.com.