A close look at the personal creations and collections
of art of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty and staff is featured
in a new exhibit at the Carlsten Gallery.
“I Collect, I Create” focuses
on works by Art and Design Department faculty and staff members and reveals
their personal interests while showcasing individual talents. The exhibit will
be on display from Sunday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, March 2, with an opening
reception on Monday, Feb. 10, from 4-6 p.m. The Carlsten Gallery is located on
the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center on the UW-Stevens Point campus.
The exhibit’s collection of
prints, wood carving, glass art, books and memorabilia relate to each artist
personally. For Rob Stolzer, chair of the Department of Art and Design, the
exhibit was an opportunity to create a piece that narrates his brother’s battle
with paranoid schizophrenia. He also will display some of the original comic
strip artwork he has collected during the past 30 years.
“The works open a door to the
artists’ personal interests and reflections,” said Caren Heft, curator of the
Carlsten Gallery. “It’s wonderful to see what our faculty and staff members
create and collect outside of the classroom.”
Free and open to the public, the Carlsten Gallery is open
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Thursday evenings from 7–9
p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 1–4 p.m. For more information, see www.uwsp.edu/art-design/Pages/Exhibitions/carlsten.aspx.