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Staff photo by Clay Schuldt For the month of April, the 4 Pillars Gallery at the Grand Center for Arts and Culture presents six unique and one-of-a-kind installation artworks.

NEW ULM– The Grand Center for Arts and Culture’s 4 Pillars Gallery will host a series of six art installations created by MSU-Mankato students for the next month.

A special open house for the exhibit begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1. This is an opportunity for the public to see these one-of-a-kind installations. Once the installations have been dismantled, they cannot be reassembled in the same way.

The MSU Art Installations Exhibition is an annual tradition at the Grand. This year’s theme is an interest in non-traditional materials and a focus on exploration:

“Epsilon” by Abby Lundebrek. Lundbrek’s work is a meditation on the relationship between molecules and cells using canvas, paint, thread and wood.

“Indoor camping on a rainy night” by Cece Newbauer replicates the childhood activity of making an indoor fort out of household items. A TV tray and other media items are flipped to look like a campsite.

“Spills” by Emily Rhoda is a series of paint spills suspended by wires from the ceiling. Rhoda described the work as impulsive. Each spill is attached to a string to connect one messy thought to another messy thought.

• Nelly Jasinski-Emste’s unworked artwork includes mesh, assorted textiles and paper to create construction from deconstructed materials. The piece is meant to remind viewers of the transformation seen in the deconstruction of things around us.

• by Eli Schimming “Should I sit down?” » is a series of chairs and household items connected by thread. Yarn creates interesting shapes from lines, but it also blocks chairs. It turns a normally inviting space into a forbidden space.

“Strawberry Jelly” by Tabitha Bergstrom is a free-form piece made of chicken wire, yarn, ribbon, tissue paper, and LED lights. The idea was to use simple materials to create a complex shape and leave the rest to the viewer’s imagination.

The facility will be open from Friday April 1 to Friday April 29.

The gallery of the 4 pillars is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

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