History Event

We have our upcoming History Event planned for January 27, 2018.  We will have our Alumni Association meeting from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and the Active Alumni History Event from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM.  Please join us at the DRU Clubhouse 427 E Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186.

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Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017 was a blast!

The members of Delta Rho Upsilon represented the fraternity quite well. We had great turnouts from the active body at the homecoming events, and the fall pledge class did an exceptional job. The DRU banner that was made for the volleyball game turned out really cool and marching in the parade is always a fun time for our guys.

Also, a couple of our members were nominated onto homecoming court. Som Phomsopha was nominated (and won) for the underclassmen and Dre Lacanlale was nominated for the upperclassmen. Both very deserving men to represent DRU.

Finally, on behalf of all the active members, I want to give a quick thank you to all the alumni that were able to come back for the smoker and football tailgate. It is great to see the strong connection past and present members have with one another. After all, once a brother always a brother.

Jacob Slezak
Active Body Secretary

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Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Shirts Available

Screen Shot 2017-10-09 at 8.34.01 PMThe Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Association sold Lands End Short Sleeve dress shirts with crest to our members at Homecoming.  We still have some available for sale.

Only one color choice – True Blue. Most sizes.

$20.00 per shirt. First come. First serve. Limited number.

Please let me know what size by email or letter.

John P. Macy – jmacy@ammr.net or 720 N. East Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186

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Homecoming 2017


Over 60 Alumni members of the Delta Rho Upsilon Fraternity, joined the 40 actives members and the 10 pledges over the Carroll University Homecoming weekend. If you were there we were glad to see you. If you didn’t come, we missed you.

We were particularly glad to welcome back Bruce Dennert, Lon Hachmeister, and Ken Bagge from the Class of 1967.

Although the weather did not cooperate, the Actives did making the Alumni feel welcome. Special thanks to Scott Polebitski, Bob Taylor, Jordan Brovick, and Jeff Stark for all the efforts to make the weekend a success.

We still have shirts for sale if you are interested, please feel free to contact John Macy at jmacy@ammr.net.

We gather next for the Active-Alumni History event January 27, 2017 from 2 until 6 at the Clubhouse. It is a chance for the Alumni to hear what is currently happening at the Fraternity and for the Alumni to share the stories from the past. Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us.

Yours in Brotherhood
John Macy

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John Petersen

November 3, 1946 – September 14, 2017

John Petersen, age 70, set off on his final “sail” in the early morning of September 14th, at home while in the arms of his loving wife, of 48 years, Lori Stevenson Petersen and surrounded with the love of his daughter Jana (Joe) Pingel, and son Steve (Megan) Petersen. Fondly known as “Papa J” to many especially his grandchildren Madison Pedersen, Liam, Kieran and Quinn Petersen, Kaeli and Bri Bohman and Connor Pingel, he had a special place in his heart for each one. His sister Linda “L.Sue” (Bill) Standage, brothers Mark (Sheryl) Petersen and Rick (Dana) Petersen along with his father Eugene J. Petersen kept in contact on a daily basis filling him with strength. Brother’s and sister’s in law George (Janet) Stevenson, Andy (Mary) Stevenson and Ed (Carol) Stevenson were loyal confidants and ready in any time of need. His beloved mother, Willa H. Petersen, and mother-in-law and father-in-law William (Grace) Stevenson beacons of faith and strength had preceded him in death. Loved by many nieces, nephews relatives and friends. His recently adopted rescue dog “J.J’ was instantly devoted to him.

John attended the then two room Bark River Grade School and later graduated in the first class of University Lake School both in Hartland, WI. He graduated with a B.S. Degree in Sociology from Carroll College, Waukesha WI.in 1969. He valued the friendships of his fellow Delta Rho Upsilon Fraternity brothers. Spanning more than 4 decades his entire work career was for one corporation known as Cooper Power Systems when he retired as Senior Buyer. He lived life to its fullest with a strong will and faith to carry on. John leaves us with a legacy of sailing memories accumulated over 61 years, many as the ACE of the E scows on Nagawicka Lake. He was twice Commodore of the Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club. He will be remembered for his determination and perseverance despite obstacles or ‘knocks in the wind’ “ Papa J” was not only a provider, but taught his family how to sail through life’s ups and downs with grace and faith. John also enjoyed playing Sheepshead with his friends, spending the winters downhill skiing in Michigan and enjoyed his summer’s best game of golf on the last day of his life. He loved watching the beautiful colors of the sunset come together after a long day.

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of John Petersen at the Delafield Presbyterian Church in Delafield, WI on Saturday October 21st with a visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11a.m. Burial will be private at Arlington Park Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home is assisting the family.
John was battling lung cancer and we are grateful for the care and concern he received from the medical team at UW Cancer Center at ProHealth in Pewaukee WI.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to:

Delafield Presbyterian Church Fund of Remembrance,
1851 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI 53018

Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club,
P.O. Box 154, Delafield, WI 53018
Memo: John Petersen Memorial Fund

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Scott Myren

May 17, 1980 – September 16, 2017

Passed away unexpectedly while on a canoeing trip on September 16, 2017 at the age of 37. Beloved husband and best friend of Jeanette (nee Radmer). Best daddy ever of Trevor and Zachary. Loving son of Kathy and Allen. Dearest brother of Trista (Brent) Roemer and Laura. Fun uncle of Raedine and Everly. Great son-in-law of Lloyd and Susan Radmer. Scott will be greatly missed by his aunts, uncles, cousins, God children and many friends.

Scott graduated from Warren Township High School in Gurnee, IL. He then went on to attend Carroll College where he was a member of Delta Rho Upsilon. Scott loved music, including singing in the choir and playing in the band. He was an avid soccer player throughout his high school and college years. He was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder. Scott was a diehard Packer fan, a Star Wars buff and loved to play Legos with Trevor and Zachary.

A Visitation will be held on Saturday September 23, 2017 at ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 145 6th St. Waterford, from 11 AM until the time of Funeral Service at 3 PM. Private family burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for Trevor and Zachary’s educations would be greatly appreciated.

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President’s Message


Homecoming will be in October this year. Although I agreed to serve on the committee for my 40th class reunion, I did so with the caveat that I wouldn’t actually be able to attend any of the reunion events. The Alumni Association in coordination with the Active Body will hold several days of events as follows:

Friday October 6, 2017
Smoker: 8:00 p.m. until Midnight at Clubhouse

Saturday October 7, 2017
Clubhouse tours: 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
DRU Alumni Association meeting: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Clubhouse
Tailgate Party: 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Kilgour-Trailblazer Tennis Center parking lot.

Please plan on joining us. Since our last SCOOP much has happened:

  • The actives and alumni attending a Brewers game on Friday, April 21, 2017 again sponsored by Wayne Grunewald. Thanks, Wayne. If you live in the area you should plan on attending next year.
  • The actives hosted the 9th Annual Delta Rho Upsilon Toga 5K Walk/Run on April 23rd, 2017 with wide support from the campus as well as alumni.
  • The alumni welcomed a new group of actives at the Annual senior picnic on May 12 where we honor the new members of the alumni association and their families.

On the upcoming events schedule is not only Homecoming but also a Active Dinner and Fundraiser in November. Details to follow on the website. Also, a DRU Alumni Association Meeting is scheduled for January 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the DRU Clubhouse, 427 E. Broadway Waukesha followed by the annual Alumni-Active History Event.

The alumni association actives dues reimbursement program has been much appreciated by the actives receiving the same. Much work has been done on the Pledge Class project but much more needs to be done. A subcommittee has been formed and the members plan on meeting monthly to work on the same. More to follow.

If any time you have any comments, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Yours in Brotherhood,

John P. Macy

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Pledge Class Project

Tanner, MikePledge Class Project The Alumni Association is working to catalog all the pledge classes throughout the history of DRU, from Harold Hamilton and the Pioneer Club to the latest class of 2017. Our goal is to share this body of work with our members on www.deltarhoupsilon.org to serve as a historical record.

While members of DRU possess a wide variety of talents, record keeping has not been at the forefront. There have been many transitions throughout our storied past including name changes and house changes, and with all of these transitions, some information does not always follow in step. The records we do have are incomplete and again we turn to our membership to help fill in the gaps. We are close to compiling the information we currently have and will have these list available at Homecoming so be sure to take a look and do what you can to help fill in the blanks.

In order to facilitate this project, the Alumni Association is instituting an Adopt-A-Pledge-Class program. The outline of this program is to assign a prior pledge class to a current pledge and/or active member and it is their responsibility prior to activation to reach out to each member of the pledge class that he has been assigned to get to know the Alumni in the class, update the contact records for each individual and to try to get the alumni to come to campus (hopefully for an event) to meet the pledge and reconnect with the group. The pledges would continue as the connection for that pledge class for the entire active experience. We hope this will help bring the past and present closer together and provides an significant opportunity for pledges to contribute to the organization.

Visit the website in the coming weeks for updates regarding the pledge class project and of course reach out to any member of the Alumni board to contribute relevant information.

In Brotherhood,

Mike Tanner Fall 2003

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Active / Alumni Dues Reimbursement Program

CRESNOTITLEDear Alumni Association I along with 9 other active members are thankful for your generous offer to cover our dues this semester. We hope to show our appreciation by continuing to embody the best values of our shared fraternal organization. Thanks again. Sincerely Dylan Steichen Dear Alumni Thank you for paying my dues this semester. I am glad you still believe in us and I hope you continue to do so. My brothers and I are putting on a good image for the rest of the campus, and I will continue with my efforts to keep the fraternity alive and in good hands. Thank you Noah Wallen Please be assured that your donations are being put to good use. The Executive Committee for the Alumni Associated voted at on of their last meetings to initiate a dues reimbursement program for the Active Body. The same is structured as follows: The 10 Active members with the highest number of Panther points (previously know as House Points) at the end of the semester who meet the following criteria will have their upcoming semester dues paid by the Alumni Association. To receive dues payment an Active must:

  • Be in good standing with the school for both the semester they accumulated the points as well as the upcoming semester, and
  • Be a full time student for both the semester they accumulated the points as well as the upcoming semester, and
  • Have attended at least 2 work project organized by the Vice President, and
  • Have attended at least 3 volunteer events organized by the Vice President, and
  • Be current in their fraternity dues, and
  • Must have a grade point of 2.25, and
  • Must not have taken senior standing.

The top 10 Panther Points award winners last semester were: Dylan Steichen, Tristan Petrauskas Noah Wallen, Nathan Reid, Eric Benson, Alex Reid, Jordan Cates, Trevor Kosar, Jake Arteaga, Dennis Sherlock Dear Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Thank you for the assistance with my dues for the 2017 spring semester. Your generosity is well received by the active body as we hope to continue the rich history that has been past down from generation to generation. Delta Rhos through life. Fraternally Yours, Dennis Sherlock Dear John, Please thank the alumni association for providing such a reward, it really helped motivate our members to be involved and hold themselves accountable.

Jordan Cates President, Delta Rho Upsilon Fraternity

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Housefather Update

2014-Stark,JeffGreetings from the Clubhouse! Well, this is our 6th year with the DRU Clubhouse and we start the year with just about 50 members. Of course, the house is popular for fraternity social events and ceremonies, a good battleground for Wisconsin/Illinois sport team games on TV, a game of foosball, a quiet place to study during the day, as well as pledge (new member) events, and Monday night meetings when there is no pledge class. During the “new member education period”, meetings are held up on campus.

Every year there are changes and improvements made to the house. The big project this last year was replacing the badly worn and stained carpeting in the main suite with hardwood flooring—much easier to keep clean! Much thanks to DRU Alum Mark Benning who installed the new floors.

We’ve enjoyed monthly pizza parties with alums and actives, Homecoming, with the social gathering still called the “Smoker” on Friday evening and the morning waker-uppers, Alumni Assn. meeting, parade, and tailgate party just before the football game on Saturday. We have the Benefit Dinner in November, DRU History Day in January, and the end-of-the-year picnic at the Macy estate in early May; all activities where DRU alumni are welcomed.

You are also welcome to stop at the Clubhouse anytime. It is located on the corner of Broadway and Hartwell Ave. Come meet the actives and pledges and get a tour. If it feels awkward after the passage of years, let me know when you are going to be in town at jstark15@wi.rr.com and I will gladly meet you at the House, show you around, and introduce you to anyone who may be around. Don’t be shy! The main floor and lower level are rented by the Alumni Association for the use of our Actives, so it is YOU who are providing this building to them!

I hope to see you at one of the events, or if you visit Waukesha and would just like to stop at the Clubhouse. Remember, we are “Delta Rhos through life.”

Jeff Stark

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New Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Staszewski, ZacharyCarroll University has hired, Zachary Staszewski ’11, a Delta Rho Upsilon alumnus (pledged Fall 2007), to serve as the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement as of August 1st, 2017. After graduating from Carroll, Zachary earned a Masters in Higher Education from St. Cloud State University and served as their Graduate Hall Director. After receiving his degree, he moved backed to Milwaukee where he served as a Resident Director at Marquette University for the past 4 years. Zachary is happy to be back at Carroll after he first came to campus as a freshman 10 years ago. When asked about his return to Carroll, Zachary stated the following:

“It’s a privilege to be back at Carroll in this position! I’ve noticed that while I have my bearings on campus, from my time here as a student, there have been some impressive changes to campus that I have been able to appreciate as a staff member. I’m excited to not only engage with Carroll alumni, but strengthen my roots through DRU and contribute back to the organization being back on campus. I credit my time at Carroll for my current successes and owe a lot of my development to organizations I participated in – DRU specifically. The autonomy of a local organization, while sometimes frustrating, really requires the active body to take exceptional ownership over the group. I grew a lot through planning events, promoting DRU to other students, and representing DRU on campus. As an alumnus of the organization, I’m ready to give back and see my position perfectly positioned to continue building connections between the active chapter and alumni body.”

Next time you get an invitation to a Carroll Alumni event, consider attending knowing a fellow DRU alumnus would love to see you there. If you’re planning to attend Homecoming (which you should), be sure to congratulate Zachary on his new position when you see him at this year’s Homecoming festivities October 6th and 7th.

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Delta Rho Upsilon Website

2014-Webb,WyattOver the years, the Delta Rho Upsilon website located at deltarhoupsilon.org has had many faces. Like many websites run by volunteers, there were times when the site was a great place to go for information and others when it was completely out of date. The alumni association does try and keep it as up to date with the information we have. However, being a site hosted by a single alumnus at his cost there are obvious limitations, so you can help. I encourage any alumni that have suggestions for improvement to let me know. I welcome additional volunteers with IT or website design experience to lend a hand, so please contact me so we can collaborate on ways to work together! The membership mailing list serve has been moved to MailChip, so you’ll see messages from dru.techchair@gmail.com they’ll have MailChip branding on them for now. Again, if others have resources to help let me know. We will continue to strive to keep the site fresh and up to date. Please take a minute and visit the site and let me know if you have any thoughts.

Wyatt Webb

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New Faculty Advisor

Tanner, MikeThe Fraternity welcomed a new faculty/staff advisor in the Fall of 2016, our own Alumni board member, Dr. Mike Tanner ’07 (pledged Fall 2003). The fraternity’s previous advisor, Dr. Jason Freund, was no longer able to fulfill the role at the start of the 2016 school year. Fortunately, the University recently relaxed the requirements for student org advisors to include part-time employees and staff which allowed Mike to be eligible for the role. He has been serving as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Carroll since 2015. During his years as an active, Mike held many positions with the organization, including Treasurer and Pledge Warden. After graduation from Carroll in 2007, Mike earned a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. He returned to Milwaukee and worked for Aurora Health Care in their Forensic Toxicology laboratory. In 2011 he enrolled full-time in the graduate program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and recently earned his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology in 2016. He currently lives in Milwaukee and manages a clinical toxicology testing facility on the north side of Milwaukee. Mike has served with the DRU Alumni Association since 2009. When asked about his new role within organization, Mike said,

“I’m happy to be able to serve the Fraternity in this capacity and help the organization remain in good standing by meeting the Greek Life requirements set forth by the University. I think it’s a unique position I am in to serve as the school’s employee representative for the fraternity as well as an alumnus of the fraternity. I hope to be able to provide meaningful contributions to both interests but of course look out for our guys.”

The fraternity is very fortunate to have a caring group of Alumni that are willing to contribute their time and energy into making helping the organization and ensuring it endures for many more years.

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Upcoming History Event

CRESNOTITLEAre you looking to reconnect with members from your years in the fraternity? Our History Event will be held on January 27th, 2018 at the Clubhouse. As in years past the actives and alumni will gather and share stories from today and years past. If you have any history items or a story to share bring them to the event. The Alumni Association meeting from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and the History Event from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. This event is limited active and alumni members only.

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Tom Sellars joins Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Kevin Buehler on the Carroll University Board of Trustees

The Carroll University Board of Trustees announced the addition of five new members as it continues work to grow and invest in the campus in many ways. The new members join 25 others on the board who will begin work with incoming president Dr. Cindy Gnadinger beginning on July 1, 2017. She will be the 15th president to lead Carroll University replacing current president Doug Hastad who retired at the end of June.

Sellers, ThomasThomas Sellars ’82, chairman and CEO, Sellars Absorbent Materials, Inc. Sellars leads the growing, privately held, mid-sized company which is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of high performance and environmentally-friendly dry wipes, shop towels, absorbents, towel & tissue and other specialty nonwovens products.



Buehler, KevinKevin retired from Alcon Laboratories, a division of Novartis after 30 years of service. During his career he held positions in sales, marketing, management and international operations as well as the role of President and CEO. Alcon Laboratories is a global leader in eye care that develops and manufactures innovative medicines and devices to serve the full life cycle of eye care needs. Kevin is a member of the Acelity Board and United Way-Tarrant County Board.

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Alumni Update

The Alumni Association has been working very hard trying to stay connected with all our members throughout the years. Our list of members with valid contact information stands at ~575 and unfortunately, hasn’t changed much since the last article. This highlights the importance of keeping our records current and informing the Alumni Association of a change in residence so that we may update our records. We rely on our current membership to help the Alumni Association reach out to friends and pledge brothers to encourage them to provide their current contact information.

The fraternity website (www.deltarhoupsilon.org) contains an “Update Info” button that makes it easy to input your information into a form that can be added directly to our database. The website also contains a list of men who were members at one point or another, but we have no valid contact information for them or any information other than a name. We believe that of the almost 600 people that read this communication, someone will have information on at least one person they can pass along to the Association. So please take the time to read through the list and recognize the name of a brother you’re still in contact with.

Electronic communication has become the norm for reaching out to a large audience and we have embraced this form of communication because it allows us to communicate events and interesting news easily. Currently, we have email addresses for only 50% of our ~600 names. If you provide nothing else, please consider supplying your current email address. The active body hosts many events throughout the year and would love to see more alumni stop by and show their support.

As always, the information you provide is only used by the Alumni Association to contact its membership, we will never give your information to any other parties.

In summary, I ask of you the following:

  • Supply a current email address
  • Update your info on www.deltarhoupsilon.org
  • Check the website for names of past members you’re still in touch with

As always, we will never publish or give out your information to any mailing lists or to the school. This information is strictly for use by the Delta Rho Upsilon Alumni Association.

In Brotherhood,

Mike Tanner Fall 2003

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Active – Alumni Pizza Parties

The DRU Alumni organization will again be hosting Pizza Parties at the Clubhouse and inviting all Active members and DRU alums to a monthly eat & greet (2-3X/semester on dates and times to be announced) to share memories and lively conversation. For alums that have attended recently, (to name a few) Norm Goeshko, Ron Engel, Dave Rosenwald, Gary Marquardt, and Jim Toth (Hey that’s almost like a Peace with Grease reunion!), along with “regulars” like John Macy, Scott Mohr, Mike Tanner, and of course everybody’s Housefather, Jeff Stark, its a great time to share memories, meet our very engaging active members and talk about the fun and challenges of being a DRU brother in 2017.

Hope to see you there!

Bob Taylor Pledge Class Fall 1973

P.S. For those of you reading this and are graduates of the 40’s, 50’sor 60’s, and have in your possession a 10 x 12 copy of one or more of the following year’s DRU composites, please let us know so we might be able to get a copy, as these are missing: 1967, 1961, 1957 and earlier. We’d love to have a complete set on hand for our website, Homecoming, and our History event. Thanks Bob


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Wright House

Wright House Upgrades Help Wright House be a True Home for our Fraternity and Sorority Members

The Greek community at Carroll University has a rich history of fostering growth for its members, the university and surrounding community. For more than 100 years, the fraternities and sororities at Carroll University have continued to uphold the the ideals of scholarship, leadership, community service and friendship.

Wright House is designated as the fraternity and sorority office, programming, and meeting space on campus since none of the sororities or fraternities are currently allowed to have houses and the Greek Suites in the dorms were turned into classrooms. The historic house provides an office suite on the second floor for each chapter to decorate and use as a hang out area, for small meetings, and for recruitment. The first floor consists of a computer work area, conference room, kitchen/dining area, and a lounge. Wright House is used by our chapters, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, Greek Activities Panel, and Greek student staff members on a daily basis and is the hub of community-wide events.

But Wright House needed help. The kitchen appliances were old and not energy efficient. The lounge felt cold and not homey. When asked the fraternity and sorority members what could be improved about Greek Life, time after time members say they would like to increase the casual use of Wright House by making it feel more comfortable and welcoming.

Donations were made. The Delta Rho Upsilon alumni association as well as numerous individual DRU actives and alumni donated money even though the Active Body does not make use of the facility as much as the other groups since they have the Clubhouse. The money raised from this project was used to invest in new appliances for the kitchen and new furniture and accessories for the lounge.

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Alumnus Opens Milwaukee Art Gallery

Q & A with Alumnus Frank Juarez ’97 by Ethan Marse ’17


What inspired you to open a gallery in Milwaukee?

I have been in the gallery business for about a decade both in Milwaukee and in Sheboygan. I wouldn’t say that I was inspired to re-open a gallery in Milwaukee, but rather motivated to re-establish the gallery back in the city that I grew up in.

What type of artists will you be showing?

The Frank Juarez Gallery is primarily focused on working with Wisconsin artists. Exhibited works range from paintings to collage, sculpture to drawings, and installation to mixed media.

What can people expect from your gallery opening?

What I am hoping to see are people leaving with a positive gallery experience, being exposed to meaningful and significant works created in Wisconsin, and to provide a platform for the community to develop connections with our artists.

Is the Carroll community invited to the opening?

I would love to see people from the Carroll community visit the Frank Juarez Gallery. After all, I am a product of the Carroll educational experience.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The Frank Juarez Gallery is committed to supporting artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation, and mixed media works. We aim to create an accessible, educational, and engaging exhibition space for our artists, audience, and community. FJG exhibits and promotes the works of artists who value innovation, technical discipline and artistic excellence in their chosen medium. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment.

To stay up to date with the Frank Juarez Gallery, visit the gallery web site and follow on Instagram and Facebook.

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