Art Gallery

The James Wegner Art Gallery provides an educational experience to students and the community by featuring exhibitions from regional, national, and international artists working in a variety of media.  

The gallery is located in the Austin East building just to the left of the Frank W. Bridges Theatre lobby. Gallery hours vary each semester. Please call 507-433-0600 for current information.


It's Hard to Find Home Again  |  Erika Ritzel

Show Run: January 30 - March 31
Gallery Hours: M-F, 10AM - 6PM
Zoom Artist Talk: Mar 9, 2023, 07:00 PM Central Time
Zoom Information:
Meeting ID: 983 5795 4841
Passcode: 745277

Erika Ritzel grew up in Carbondale, Illinois and now lives in Minneapolis. She received her BFA from Webster University in St. Louis and her MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. A majority of her photographic work deals with space, family, memory, nostalgia, and loss.

Erika writes, "The series, It's Hard to Find Home Again, was created while thinking about the connection between my parents, my hometown, our evolving relationships over the years, and the difficulty of being geographically separated. The images show activities and events that have occurred throughout our lives together; shoveling the driveway, eating breakfast, chores in the backyard, as well as metaphors of time and change found in the environment around us. All of the images were taken around my hometown in Illinois or in the Twin Cities area."


Domonique Venzant

Domonique Venzant

Art Instructor