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Alumni and faculty artists will exhibit at Carroll University

September 23, 2011

WAUKESHA, WIS.— Two art exhibitions will open on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, as part of the Homecoming celebrations at Carroll University. One features two young alumni who recently earned Master of Fine Arts degrees, and will close on Nov. 4. The other includes art by full-time, part-time and retired faculty, on display through Nov. 11. A reception will be 10 a.m.-noon on Oct. 8 in Humphrey Art Center, 238 N. East Ave., Waukesha.

Erik Grau, a 2008 Carroll graduate, and Louise Krampien '07 will display recent works in the Rowe Art Gallery. Grau, who is exhibiting drawings, resides in Boston, Ma., and earned an MFA in sculpture at Boston University in 2010. He is interested in installation work and the dynamic relationship between sculpture and drawing. Grau focuses on themes of factory farming and explores the perspectives of the animals, industry and consumers. When not in his studio, he is a behavioral specialist in a school for children with autism spectrum disorders. His website is

Krampien is a Portland, Ore.-based printmaker who works primarily in large-scale woodcuts. She received an MFA in printmaking from Washington State University in 2010 after earning her post-baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in 2008. Krampien has exhibited in Portland, Chicago, Boston, Milwaukee and Washington state, and has works in collections in Tucson, Chicago, Ludwigsburg, Germany and Aberystwyth, Wales. She is an instructor and research technician at Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, where she teaches and assists various courses in kilnformed glass, including two printing-on-glass courses. Her website is

The Carroll Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition will include sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs, artist books and mixed media works in the Marceil Pultorak Atrium Gallery. The artists include:

Art and Graphic Communication Faculty
• Dan Becker
• Amy A. Cropper
• Peggy Thurston Farrell
• Ann Gratch
• Judith N. Grochowski
• Michael W. Imes
• Robin M. Jebavy
• Philip L. Krejcarek
• C. Matthew Luther
• Jennifer A. Moon
• Michael Mortensen
• Charlene Nemec-Kessel
• Brock W. Rumohr
• Pacia Sallomi
• Dean Schmiedel
• Paula Jacoby-Spehert
• Charles F. Wickler

Emeriti (Retired) Faculty
• Wis Guthrie
• Kay Kurz
• Marceil Pultorak
• Tom Selle

Gallery hours in the Humphrey Art Center are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2-4 p.m. It will be closed Oct. 14-18. All visits are free and open to the public.


Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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