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Peru State Art Professor’s Work to be Featured in International Exhibition


Ken Anderson Art

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) Art Professor Ken Anderson has been named as one of the invited artists asked to participate in the 10th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition organized by the University of Hawaii Art Gallery. Anderson’s sculpture is titled “The Wheel Chair.”


The exhibition is part of a 30-year tradition that has challenged artists to create works using a wide range of ideas, styles and materials that redefine the boundaries of small-scale sculpture by maintaining integrity and control of sculptural elements.


The exhibition will open at the University of Hawaii on March 1, 2009, with around 150 artists featured in the initial showing. Approximately 75 sculptures from the exhibit will be selected to comprise a three-year traveling show. Previous traveling exhibitions and catalogues have served as a vehicle of communication among sculptors in many parts of the world, the first nine having been presented in more than 100 museums in the United State, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Taiwan and Guam.


PSC President Stan Carpenter said, “Since 1984, Professor Anderson has successfully guided hundreds of students through their art education at Peru State College. Not only is he a fantastic educator, he is an incredibly talented artist. I congratulate him on this honor.”


Anderson was awarded the George and Lillian Schottenhamel Honors Chair in Humanities for 2005-2006 for demonstrating excellence in teaching and making exceptional contributions to students’ academic growth and development. Since 1990, Anderson has had work in more than 30 exhibitions, including group, solo, regional and international.

For additional information, contact Anderson at 402-872-2271. To view work from the 9th International Shoebox Exhibition,