Concordia Experience

2013-2014 Ferguson Art Gallery Exhibition Season

August 19 – September 21, 2013 - Concordia University Celebrates Latino History Month

Curator Dolores Mercado presents: Stitches of the Soul / Las puntadas del alma

Lucy Campos, Christina Carlos, Socorro Carlos, Martha Dominguez-Díaz, Beatríz Jiménez, Florinda Malacara and María Tortolero.

The artists are all women and are supported by the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois. The group grew out of a workshop in 2008 and continues to meet twice a month at the Museum with the coordination of Dolores Mercado, Associate Curator. Artists share their experiences regarding different subjects such as family celebrations, identity, daily lives, as well as stories of immigration, violence against women and slavery. 

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, September 8, 2 – 4 PM


September 30 - October 18, 2013

Chicago Society of Artists Small Drawings and Prints

The oldest continuous arts organization in the United States’ members share their long time tradition of creating prints, drawings and photographs for their many “calendar publications” over the years.

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, October 6, 2 – 4 PM



Special Guest Artist and Alumnus Flossie Pietsch’s “Art Happening”

Tuesday October, 22, 9:30 AM – 4 PM Ferguson Art Gallery: Students from current studio art classes will participate in an installation group project in the Gallery.

Tuesday, 7 – 9 PM in McCormick Hall & Ferguson Art Gallery: Flossie Pietsch Inspires Art Educators and the Community



November 1 – December 15, 2013

Stolen Stories: the Art of Frank Tumino

The automatic drawings of Chicago artist Frank Tumino begin with papers which have previously been marked and stained by others.  Freeing the process from his rational control, the artist allows images to bubble to the surface out of this base. Tumino likens the paper to a living being which keeps its story hidden and guarded within itself.  “My role is as much as a thief, stealing these images, than as an artist, making them visible.” 

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, November 10, 2 – 4 PM


January 8 – February 13, 2014 - Concordia University Celebrates Black History Month

Internal Dialogues: Tarik Echols, Mixed-Media and John King, Digital Art

Both artists are from the studios of The Center for Arts at Little City. The Center for the Arts at Little City Foundation believes that creativity has no disability. For over 20 years their mission has been to offer individuals the opportunity to explore and expand their unique and creative talents, promoting a sense of accomplishment and empowerment through the arts. This exhibition offers a more primal glimpse of the wellsprings of creativity.

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, January 19, Documentary Movie about The Arts Program at Little City, 2 - 3 PM located in Werner Auditorium. Reception for Artists’ Echols and King will follow the movie in the Ferguson Art Gallery until 4:30 PM.  


February 17 – March 13, 2014 - Concordia University Chicago Celebrates Women’s History Month

Photographs of Travel by Lynn Hill

Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art at Elmhurst College shares photographs taken while on her sabbatical travels.

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, February 23, 2 – 4 PM



March 17 – April 6, 2014

Concordia University’s Invitational Student Art Show

View an eclectic array of 2-D & 3-D artworks produced by current Concordia students   enrolled in studio art classes during the current academic year.

Artist’s Reception: Monday, March 17, 3 – 5 PM


April 14 – May 10, 2014

Concordia University’s Senior Art Show

Students graduating with a major or minor in artgraphic designvisual arts administration, select art education concentration programs and or M.A.T. candidates exhibit their art.

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 26, 3:30 – 5 PM



May Through July 2014

Concordia University’s Summer Art Show

View the works of Concordia University Chicago's art students and art faculty.