Wisconsin Lutheran College art faculty exhibit in the Schlueter Art Gallery

February 16, 2007

MILWAUKEE - The art faculty of Wisconsin Lutheran College will exhibit their recent works in the college's Schlueter Art Gallery February 23-March 23, 2007. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 23, from 6-8 p.m. Kristin Gjerdset, Paul Burmeister, Jim Matson, Karin Pacetti, Susie Weber and Matt Becker display a variety of media including oil, sculpture and digital images.

Professor Kristin Gjerdset joined the college faculty in 1998. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree from the UW-Stevens Point and a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree from the UW-Milwaukee. Her academic specialties include painting, drawing and American art. Gjerdset's recent work includes studies in nature inspired by her trip to Grenada in May of 2006.

Professor Paul Burmeister holds a bachelor's degree in art from Winona State University and a Master's of Art (M.A.) and a M.F.A. from the UW-Madison. He joined the faculty in 2004. Burmeister's primary teaching emphasis is 2-D design and graphic design. He maintains an active studio as a painter and printmaker. His recent work includes duck studies.

Professor Jim Matson joined the college faculty in 1996. He holds a B.F.A from the UW-Whitewater and an M.F.A. from the UW-Milwaukee. Matson's academic interests include art and technology as well as art and science. His recent work is figure sculpture.

Karin Pacetti, Susie Weber and Matt Becker are adjunct professors of art at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Pacetti teaches printmaking at the college. Weber is an independent designer specializing in corporation communication and publishing, with expertise in design and illustration. She holds a B.F.A. in graphic communications from the UW-Oshkosh. Becker, a 2000 graduate in art from Wisconsin Lutheran College, works in the graphic design field.

The faculty art exhibit is free and open to the public. The Schlueter Art Gallery is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.-9 p.m. The gallery is closed during holidays. For more information, please contact the art exhibition manager at (414) 443-8873 or visit

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.