Wednesday, February 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Department of Art at Central Washington University will host a special program in honor of Emeritus Professor Louis Kollmeyer at the opening reception of the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition. The reception will take place on Wednesday, February 13, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. Announcements recognizing Mr. Kollmeyer’s lifetime contributions to the Department of Art will begin at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments including birthday cake will be served for Mr. Kollmeyer who turned ninety-eight years old on December 6, 2012.
Louis Kollmeyer joined the CWU faculty in 1958 and spent many of his twenty-five years at the university as chair of what is today known as the Department of Art. He was instrumental in the design and construction of Randall Hall, which was built in 1969. Mr. Kollmeyer retired from CWU in 1983, but has continued to paint and exhibit his work well into his nineties. His paintings, which employ a range of watercolor techniques, include landscapes, seascapes, seasonal themes, and prehistoric Native American rock imagery. Several of Mr. Kollmeyer’s paintings will be on view as part of the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition.