Peru State College hosts Ken Alvine’s Vintage Art Collection

Peru State College hosts Ken Alvine’s Vintage Art Collection

Peru, Nebraska – Peru State College is hosting Ken Alvine’s Vintage Art Collection. The Collection is on display in the Peru State Art Gallery in the AV Larson building from September 3-28.

The Gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. To make an appointment, contact Miranda Pollock at mpollock@peru.edu.

In total, the collection includes over 100 pieces of artwork from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, depicting some of the iconic styles in hand-designed marketing advertisements of the time. Fans of the vintage style may be interested in an exclusive visit with Paul Fell and collection owner, Ken Alvine, on Wednesday, September 26 at 9:30 a.m.

Alvine is a graduate from the University of Washington in Seattle and The Art Institute of Colorado. He is the owner of Creative Comics Production and the publisher and producer of comic products. His work as graphic designer on the Boeing 747 project, a plan that saw one of the world’s most iconic airplanes undergo the transformation into a moving art experience, is one particularly notable feat of Alvine’s.

Other remarkable achievements of Ken Alvine’s include winning several Addy Awards from South Dakota Advertising Federation and the National Cartoonists Society Tim Rosenthal award, as well as his honoring in the 2017 National FEMA awards for writing and illustrating three children’s safety books.

Boldly colored works of vintage art from the Ken Alvine collection at Peru State College.

Nine select pieces of artwork from Ken Alvine’s Vintage Gallery

A brightly colored, multi-layered sample of art from Peru State College's gallery.

A multi-layered sample of artwork from Ken Alvine’s collection.

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Alexa Cline contributed to this release.