Concordia Experience

Art Exhibit Schedule

2015-2016 Season

Sense of Place

August 10 – September 25, 2015
Pat Coffman Huss and Nikkole Huss
Reception: Sunday, September 13, 2 – 4 p.m., Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.


Nikkole Huss, Associate Professor of Art at Concordia University Chicago and her mother, artist and teacher, Pat Coffman Huss exhibit together for the first time in a two person show. The title of the exhibition, Sense of Place refers to both artists’ strong connection to authentic locations such as Pat’s Chicago scenes and Nikkole’s National Natural Landmarks.  et, their imaginative interactions differ as Pat’s watercolors and acrylic paintings are drawn from life while Nikkole’s encaustic paintings stem from places she has only experienced on a screen.


October 5 – November 15, 2015
BettyAnn Mocek
Artist’s Talk & Reception: Sunday, October 11, 2 p.m. in McCormick Hall directly next to the Gallery followed by a reception until 4 p.m.

In this post sabbatical exhibition, Professor of Art at Concordia University Chicago, BettyAnn Mocek shares her latest mixed media works, prints and drawings, inspired by an extended stay in New York City. Urban -- fascination with line -- frenzied marks -- capturing an explosion of glimpses -- busyness -- muted palette/scrubbed colors -- energy of the landscape – architecture: vital? unreachable? -- implied street life -- senses of place -- ambiguity/disorientation -- whose perspective? -- which rhythm?

The Art of P. Solomon Raj

November 23 – December 27, 2015


View original woodcut prints created by artist, educator, and Lutheran theologian from Andhra Prades, India, P. Solomon Raj. These prints were created as special meditations for the Twelve Days of Christmas and are on loan from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Itasca, Illinois. Additional religious themed artworks will also be on exhibit.

Into The Woods

January 11 – February 25, 2016
Deb Herman
Artist’s Talk & Reception: Sunday, January 24, 2:00 p.m. in McCormick Hall directly next to the Gallery followed by a reception until 4 p.m.

Taking Root

In this post-sabbatical exhibition, Professor of Art at Concordia University Chicago, Deb Herman shares new works using cloth, paper, and wood, inspired during her six week stay alone in a North Carolina mountain cabin.

Concordia University Chicago Student Art Invitational Show

March 4 – April 3, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, March 16, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Concordia University Chicago Graduating Senior Art Show

April 11 – May 7, 2016
Reception: Saturday, April 23, 2 – 4 PM

Concordia University Chicago’s Informal Summer Art Show   

May - July, 2016                                                                                                                                                      
View an eclectic array of original art from past and present students and current art faculty.


About the Gallery

The gallery is directed by Concordia University Professor of Art, Chicago artist and arts advocate, BettyAnn Mocek, M.F.A. If you are interested in more information about an artist’s work or a particular exhibition, please contact Mocek at  

If you are an established artist interested in exhibiting, please send a show proposal: 10 – 20 images (Jpegs or mailed CD), resume, exhibition history and artist’s statement to Concordia University Chicago Ferguson Art Gallery c/o Professor BettyAnn Mocek, 7400 Augusta Street River Forest, IL 60305-1499. Gallery exhibitions are scheduled up to two years in advance.