Emile Mathis | Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin Business News | BizTimes

Emile Mathis has long supported the art department at UW-Parkside. For decades he has shared his extensive fine art print collection in classrooms, and has offered his gallery on Main Street in Racine as a location for the exhibition of artwork by art department graduating seniors.  I was honored to be present at the naming ceremony where his name, E.H. Mathis, was posted outside one of UW-Parkside’s three art galleries.

UW-Parkside names art exhibit space in honor of Racine businessman

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside named its campus art exhibition space the Emile H. Mathis Gallery in honor of Racine businessman and art connoisseur Emile Mathis, owner of Mathis Gallery and Conservation Framing in Racine.

Pictured: Emile Mathis, left, speaks at the dedication ceremony of the Emile H. Mathis Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Attending the ceremony were UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford, and, center to right, David Diaz, Chris Lie, and Dean Yohnk.

The space, formerly the Regional Center Gallery, is located in the new Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities on the UW-Parkside campus.

According to Parkside chancellor, Deborah Ford, Mathis Gallery and Conservation Framing has served as the University’s art exhibition space when construction forced the closure of the school’s Communication Arts Gallery.

The Emile H. Mathis Gallery preserves Mathis’ art legacy for generations of students and artists to enjoy, said David Diaz, director of development at UW-Parkside.

Hours for the Mathis Gallery and the other two galleries within the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for the Arts and Humanities are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays noon to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For a list of exhibitions, visit http://www.uwp.edu keyword art galleries.

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About Patricia Briggs
Patricia Briggs is the director of galleries and curator of exhibitions at Jamestown Community College in Western New York. She writes the blog "Scene Unseen: Viewing Notes" about visual art in her community.

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