Visitors are invited to new art exhibits at the Ridgewater Galleries

HUTCHINSON & WILLMAR, MN — Art lovers are invited to check out new exhibits at the Ridgewater College Art Galleries in Willmar and Hutchinson. They are free and open to the public.

Willmar Campus:

“Layered Realities” is an oil painting by Bryan Holland of St. Peter. The exhibition also features figurative works using Old Master paintings as models to explore personal interests, ideas and techniques.

As an artist, Holland primarily focuses on animals, often focusing on environmental or mythological themes. His exhibition also includes a series of box sculptures with concepts of interactivity and adaptability where components can change the way the work is seen. In paintings and sculptural works, the ideas of layers, illusion and reality prevail.

This exhibition runs until March 22 in Willmar. It will then move to the Hutchinson campus until April 22. For more information about the artist, go to

The Willmar Gallery is located near the theater in the Fine Arts Pavilion and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Campus Hutchinson:

Lakota artist John Sterner’s new exhibit “Eagle Family Vision Cry” runs through March 21. It features Sterner’s INKTOBER drawings. INKTOBER was an Instagram initiative inviting artists to create an ink drawing each day in October. His works depict different Instagram prompts that he has turned into personal stories of his heritage and outlook on life on the plains of Minnesota and South Dakota.

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 common area of ​​the main campus and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After its visit to Hutchinson, the exhibition will welcome visitors to the Willmar Gallery until April 15. For more information about the artist, go to

Julia P. Cluff