UW-Stevens Point art exhibit to feature 125 years of history
For the City Times
From furniture belonging to former chancellors to the first computers used on campus, artifacts from the first 125 years of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be on display as part of a special exhibit this fall.
The exhibit – “125 Years of Higher Education in Stevens Point” – is curated by the university’s Historic Preservation Subcommittee and features items such as dining place settings from the former domestic science program, Pointers athletic and Trivia memorabilia, yearbooks, technology from the past, the chip carved furniture collection of late faculty member Mildred Davis, the red vest of late chancellor and Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, and other historic pieces.
“The exhibit gives visitors a taste of the five eras of history at UW-Stevens Point,” said Cary Elza, an associate professor of communication and member of the subcommittee. “The items highlight change at the institution.”
The items on display came from collections of the subcommittee, University Archives, Portage County Historical Society, and members of the campus community.
The exhibit will be on display at the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery Sept. 16 – Oct. 19. A public reception will be held Oct. 17, 4-6 p.m., featuring a talk by Bob Wolensky, professor emeritus of sociology. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point.
For more information, visit www.uwsp.edu/art-design/Pages/Carlsten-Art-Gallery.aspx , the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery Facebook page, or call 715-346-2669.