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Maurice Keltsch Art Collection On Display At USF

The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts is proud to display the art collection of the late Maurice Keltsch. Keltsch is best known for owning several Fort Wayne area pharmacies for over 40 years and was a leading supporter of several arts organizations including ArtLink, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Arts United, and the USF School of Creative Arts. He earned the distinguished Sagamore of the Wabash award in 2004.

Throughout his life, Keltsch and his family amassed an eclectic collection of artworks both locally and from around the world. Notable pieces include works by Norman Bradley, George McCullough, Victor Vasarely, Marc Chagall and many others.

His family has partnered with the USF School of Creative Arts to present a selection of over 30 works from the collection with a portion of the proceeds benefiting USF creative arts student scholarships. This exhibition will have an opening reception on Friday, March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Goldfish Gallery in the Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication at the University of Saint Francis. The exhibition will continue through Sunday, March 19.

Goldfish Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The USF School of Creative Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For more information about exhibits and events, visit or call the USF School of Creative Arts at 260-399-8064.