Steve Schild:
Things I've Seen

Dates: February 3 - March 19, 2023
228 East 5th Street / Winona, Minnesota

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays from 3-6pm / Sundays from 1-4pm


Things I’ve Seen, a photo exhibition by Steve Schild, runs February 3 through March 19, 2023, at the Winona Arts Center, 228 East 5th, with an opening reception from 6-8 pm, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.

The exhibition can be viewed during gallery hours, which are Wednesdays from 3 pm to 6 pm and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Schild is a hobbyist photographer who takes his camera along while walking and biking around Winona, shooting mainly around Lake Winona and railroad tracks running through the city. His works include local scenes, views of manhole covers and railroad-car art, and closeups of frost on windows, insects and flowers.

Schild said, “Part of photography’s fun for me is the surprise—I never know what I’ll run into on my close-to-home travels, and I never really know what I’ve got in any shot until I’ve looked at it closely. A couple of what I consider my most interesting photos succeed because of something I didn’t know was in the frame when I shot. Sometimes it’s serendipity, pure and simple. Even when it’s nothing but luck, though, I’ve always thought that since bad luck counts, good luck should count, too.”

His work has been featured in the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, the Rochester (Minn.) Post Bulletin, the Winona Senior Friendship Center, and Page Theatre and the Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery at Saint Mary’s University. Schild, a retired faculty member of Saint Mary’s, has published three books of poetry.

Masks are encouraged but not required.