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Fiber Art Exhibit at Concordia-Chicago Celebrates Women’s History Month


Concordia University Chicago invites the public to celebrate Women’s History Month through an eclectic art exhibit featuring the Fiber Artists Coalition, through March 17, at Concordia University Chicago. An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Fiber Artists Coalition is a group of Midwestern textile artists who have joined together to promote the art of quilting. Different from bed quilts, these works are created from stitching commercial and specially designed fabrics into organic, vibrant pieces of art. The artists utilize techniques such as painting, stamping, dyeing, batik and collage to create warmth and texture.

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located in Kretzmann Hall at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 708-209-3013 or visit the gallery's web page.

Bringing the region’s rich diversity of visual art to the Oak Park/River Forest and University communities, Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago showcases the works of established and upcoming Chicago-area artists in five to six exhibits each year, including special events celebrating African-American perspective, Hispanic heritage, women’s history and Chicago history.

The gallery is directed by BettyAnn Mocek, Concordia professor of art and a prominent Chicago artist, educator and arts advocate through her work with the Chicago Coalition of Artists, the Chicago Society of Artists and others.

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