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C. Matthew Luther and Portrait Society Gallery artists display at Carroll

January 28, 2013

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Two new art exhibits will open at Carroll University on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Both will run through March 21, and will have a joint reception on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Main Hall Gallery, 120 N. East Ave., Waukesha. All visits are free and open to the public.

C. Matthew Luther presents “Smoke, Oil and Feathers” in mixed media. He is a Milwaukee-based painter, printmaker and video artist who explores the human and non-human relationship to nature along with the connection of visual imagery to memory, the subconscious and its effect. Luther received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with emphasis in printmaking and photography at Southern Oregon University and a Master of Art in painting degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has exhibited regionally and nationally, and recently was a visiting artist-in-residence in Sweden. He works as an adjunct professor of art in Milwaukee. His website is

The Portrait Society Gallery displays the winning entries from its spring 2012 “BS @ PS: A Photography Book Project” exhibition. Seventy Wisconsin photographers submitted book projects, and three artists were selected for solo shows. They were Christopher Colby for his travel book “Peruvians,” Lois Bielefeld for her contemporary portraits in “The Bedroom,” and PJ Moody’s fine art photos in “A Selection of Selections.” “Brief Encounters” by Marta Shumylo received the best in show Juror’s Award. Four books were selected for Honorary Mentions in the categories of contemporary portrait, travel, documentary and fine art. For more information, visit

To learn more about the Carroll exhibition, contact Peggy Thurston Farrell, gallery director, at 262.524.7195 or

“The Bedroom” by Lois Bielefeld


“Smoke, Oil and Feathers” by C. Matthew Luther


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