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October 30, 2013

Peru art gallery hosts lecture

Who would have dreamed that behind the doors of a small-town public high school is a hidden treasure of fine art? The new Peru Community Schools Fine Art Gallery holds a unique collection of paintings and pottery that is now on display in a state-of-the-art gallery, housed in Peru High School.

At 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3, the public is invited to attend a lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Kuebler Wolf. She will be speaking on a unique painting by Jean Helion, one of the hidden treasures in the collection, as well as the philosophy of G. David Thompson, the original donor. The gallery will be open from 1 to 4 p.m., with a reception following the lecture.

Dr. Wolf is an assistant professor of art history at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne. The Fine Art Gallery is currently displaying a new exhibit, and features artwork by Edgar Ende, Arthur Carles, and of course, Helion, to name a few. Come see the hidden treasures that people are talking about.

For further information, please contact curator Connie Cutler at 765-475-2421 or ccutler@peru.k12.in.us.

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