Concordia Experience

2016-2017 Ferguson Art Gallery Exhibition Season

Chuee–Taxua

August 15 – September 25
Flor de Piña Collective - Guerrero, Mexico

The title of the exhibit comes from the Amuzgo language, one of the 62 indigenous languages of Mexico. “Chuee” is the word for the traditional woven blouses worn by women across Mexico, while “Taxua” is the word for chocolate or cacao, which remains important in the traditions and everyday life of the Amuzgo people. The show features textiles woven in part on a back strap loom by artisans of the Flor de Piña Collective from the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Participating visual artists then used the rest of the textiles to create collaborative pieces, reacting to the colors and patterns of the weavers’ designs. The visual artists each paid a fee to cover the weavings and transportation expenses for exhibition purposes.


The Art of Dan Addington

October 3 - November 13, 2016
Paintings, Mixed Media and Surfaces

Fine artist and well known Chicago gallery director, Dan Addington exhibits his own works of art. His work evokes a meditational response from the viewer. Through a mixed use of painterly languages, these works explore the nature of mortality, express a sense of loss, and address mankind's desire to locate spiritual meaning. Also included in the show are his recent bird and monument book paintings.


The Best of Both Worlds

November 21 - December 27, 2016
Graphic Design Meets Fine Art
Laura Coyle, Fletcher Hayes, Kim Laurel and Jill Zylke

Fine artists as well as celebrated Chicago graphic designers display their original prints, paintings and mixed media works alongside their state of the art graphic design projects. Get inspired by how these artists mix their love of both media and stay current in this ever changing art market and world.


Shadows, Fires and Thresholds: Imaginary Landscapes

January 9 - February 19
Lelde Kalmite
Exhibiting her work throughout the U.S. and Latvia.

Kalmite’s landscapes express the tension between their physicality, as emphasized by use of sand and metallic pigments and by the theme of the threshold – a window, or door or opening – leading into an illusionary world within the landscape. Lelde Kalmite also serves as Curator at the Bridgeport Art Center Gallery in Chicago.


Concordia University Chicago Student Art & Graduating Art Minor’s Show

February 27 – April 2, 2017

View a special faculty selected eclectic array of two and three dimensional art works created in spring and fall 2016 and spring 2017 art classes. A highlight of this exhibition is a designated area in the gallery celebrating the works of students graduating with a minor in art or graphic arts in the spring of 2017.


Concordia University Chicago Graduating Senior Art Show

April 10 – May 6, 2017

Graduating art majors in the areas of studio art, graphic arts, pre-art therapy and or art education exhibit a wide variety of two and three dimensional works of art. Over 60 + works will be highlighted. Come meet these budding stars and get inspired by their creativity and passion.