UW-Stevens Point faculty and staff exhibit work, collections, at Carlsten Gallery

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.


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