Opening Friday, July 3, 2015 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Show will run from July 3 - 31, 2015
Without a doubt, Owen Verne Shaffer, 87, is Wisconsin’s most prolific public artist. His sculptures grace homes, parks, museums, schools, libraries, churches and more not only in Wisconsin, but in several states and other countries.
Although he presently resides in his hometown of Princeton, Ill., he lived in southern Wisconsin for 50 years, forging longtime relationships with Beloit College and the surrounding community. Shaffer graduated from Beloit in 1950 and went on to earn a master’s degree in art at Michigan State University. He also taught at Olivet College and worked at a lithographic firm. He returned to Beloit College in 1955 and worked as an instructor and director of the Wright Museum of Art.
A statewide celebration of Shaffer's artwork will begin with an opening reception at the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator. All of the work found in this exhibit is from privately-owned collections. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view these pieces!
Additional venues for Shaffer's work during the month of July include Beloit College Wright Museum of Art, the Janesville Art League Woman’s Gallery and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
For additional information regarding this month long celebration see the links from our home page.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.