Anderson to exhibit retrospective on art and career at Peru State College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2015, 12:00 p.m. CDT
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Peru, Nebraska- Peru State College is pleased to present the art exhibit, “A Retrospective (More or Less),” by Ken Anderson. Anderson’s “Retrospective” comes before his May 2016 retirement after 32 years with Peru State College.

The show will be held in the Peru State College Art Gallery located in the A.V. Larson building on the Peru State College campus in Peru, Nebraska. The show runs from January 11 to February 12. Gallery hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

Anderson joined the Peru State faculty in 1984 after completing his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska with an emphasis in sculpture. His work has been represented in multiple solo exhibitions and he has exhibited work nationally and internationally.

Anderson said, “As a working artist and educator for thirty plus years, I have long been aware that what I do as an artist directly impacts, in one way or another, my students.”

“I have always made myself and my artwork available to my students. Students are also likely to see me working late at night and weekends on my pieces. I hope they have benefited by this example.“

Anderson adds, “Hopefully my students have learned that I am not an educator that does art, rather I am an artist that educates. There is a difference.”

In addition to his teaching duties, Anderson is the curator of the Peru State College Art Gallery.

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Professor Ken Anderson, "A Retrospective, (more or less)"

Professor Ken Anderson, “A Retrospective, (more or less)”

Chair Sculpture by Ken Anderson

Sculpture by Ken Anderson

Windmill Sculpture by Ken Anderson

Sculpture by Ken Anderson

For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and