Perf. Arts

Carroll professor wins exhibition award



By TimeOut Staff

January 23, 2014


WAUKESHA - Peggy Thurston Farrell, associate professor of art at Carroll University, captured an award for “Circle of Samsara” in the Wisconsin Visual Artists Southeast Chapter Juried Membership Exhibit currently displayed in the Marian Art Gallery of Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.

Four equal awards were presented to the top pieces.

In her Symbols series, Farrell explores the relationship between ancient spiritual symbols and contemporary, virtual symbols.

“As I silkscreen and collage layers of images from many parts of my life and travels, and repeat the symbols again and again they create something more. New symbols emerge and challenge how and what we see,” she said.

Farrell has Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received the Women of Distinction Art Commission Award in 2010 from the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County and a Waukesha Public Libraries Commission Award in 2008.

Farrell’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout Wisconsin and the U.S., and at the Saitama Museum in Japan.

The WVA Exhibition will continue through Feb. 21 at the Marian Art Gallery, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Milwaukee. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All visits are free and open to the public.

The WVA is a nonprofit membership organization of artists working together to promote and support visual art in Wisconsin. For more information, visit