Located in the Lange Student Center, the Schwalbach Gallery features student and professional art exhibits throughout the year. Gallery hours are 10 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday, and all gallery events are free and open to the public.
July 8-Aug 5, 2013 • "Just Add Water" Exhibit • Artist Ernie Pleger
Artist Bio: Ernie Pleger studied art at Michigan State University, graduating with a B.A. in 1953. Following service in the army, he entered the University of Wisconsin Law School. After graduating in 1959, Pleger practiced law in Marinette until his retirement in 1997. He has been painting in watercolor for more than 50 years. His work has been included in many regional and national exhibitions, including "Watercolor Wisconsin" at the Wustum Museum of Fine Art in Racine, WI as well as the Florida Art Center's National Juried Exhibition. Pleger is represented by galleries in Wisconsin and Michigan, and his work may be seen locally at the Cornerstone Gallery in Baraboo.
About the Gallery
The Schwalbach Gallery is named for Professor Emeritus James A. Schwalbach, a long-time chairman of the UW Colleges Art Department. Professor Schwalbach created many state and local art programs, and he also developed and produced the WHA radio program "Let's Draw," which was broadcast statewide for many years.
Professor Schwalbach taught at UW-BSC from 1968 until his retirement in 1976, and he received the Governor's Award for his efforts in art education. His estate continues to support the Schwalbach Art Fund, which he established through the Friends of the Campus Foundation.