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‘Peter Mak: A Legacy’ Exhibition at UW-River Falls


January 27, 2020 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department is hosting an exhibition “Peter Mak – A Legacy” to celebrate Professor Peter Mak and his 15 years of teaching and service. Mak and a select group of alumni share Gallery 101 in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building to present a collection of artworks demonstrating his life-long commitment of maker and teacher. The exhibit is open through Feb. 19.

Predominately known as a painter, Mak is a multimedia artist having worked in glass, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture throughout his career. He is an internationally exhibited and collected artist with works in the permanent collection at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Among his numerous awards, Mak was recognized with the Outstanding Faculty Award-Scholarship and Creative Pursuits Award at UWRF. He was an active member of the Art Department and a mentor to many students.

Alumni participating in the exhibition are Sean Sauter, Molly Seim, Darielle Dahnke, Kristopher Stempel and Salvadore D’Agostino.

A public reception honoring Mak’s teaching career and service is Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3:30-6 p.m. in Gallery 101.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 2-7 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. -7 p.m.

For more information, call the UWRF Art Department at 715-425-3266 or email susan.m.zimmer@uwrf.edu

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