Chet Peters Exhibit to be displayed at Beach Museum of Art

K-State Alumni Communications
The late Chet Peters spent many hours in his workshop crafting sculptures from wood. With your help, his family is attempting to create an inventory of sculptures he may have given to others during his time at Kansas State University. (Photo: David Mayes)

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on Kansas State University's Manhattan campus will feature the Life Forms: Chet Peters exhibit from Sept. 12 through March 22. The exhibit will recognize the art of the late Chet Peters ’47, '50.

Peters served many roles during his time at K-State, most notably as the vice president of student affairs from 1953 to 1985. He also spent many hours in his studio carving wood sculptures, some of which can be seen throughout the K-State campus, and some of which were gifted to others throughout his life.

Because Peters was so generous in giving his sculptures to friends and colleagues in recognition of their friendship or accomplishments, the exact number of his creations is unknown. As a result, the Peters family is working with the K-State Alumni Association and the Beach Museum of Art to create an inventory of the gifted sculptures. Any alumnus or friend who owns a sculpture crafted by Peters can share his or her story and details about the piece by filling out a brief form at

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