Art show celebrates 150th anniversary

September 16, 2015

PLATTEVILLE, Wis – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery will present the Sesquicentennial Art Show, Celebrating the Heritage of UW-Platteville, in Ullsvik Hall. The exhibit will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., until Friday, Oct. 9.

The art show, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of UW-Platteville, consists of art pieces created within the past two years which center around the theme of UW-Platteville’s heritage.

“We wanted artwork that was somehow tied to UW-Platteville,” said Kim Schmelz, director of Alumni Services. “It could be that it told a story of something that happened here, looked like the university, or used materials, such as fallen trees from Memorial Park.”

The focus of the art pieces ranges from the 1984-99 UW-Platteville basketball coach, Bo Ryan, to a painting of a student studying at the cadaver lab on UW-Platteville’s campus. There will be approximately 50 art pieces at the gallery.

“The art show is a reflection of the liberal arts education that UW-Platteville offers and as you look at the pieces it also gives us something really tangible to be excited about,” Schmelz said.

The Sesquicentennial Art Show will end with live and silent auctions of select art pieces beginning Monday, Oct. 5 in Nohr Gallery. All proceeds will go to the sesquicentennial fund, which is used to fund scholarships.

For more information, contact Schmelz at 608-342-1970 or

Written by Sara Newquist, University Information and Communications, 608-342-1194,


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