Concordia Experience

Art Exhibit Schedule

2016-2017 Season


August 15 – September 25
Flor de Piña Collective - Guerrero, Mexico
Reception: September 11, 2 – 4 p.m.; Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

Chuee Taxua Diaz      Chuee Taxua Praxedis

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

Reception: October 9, 2 – 4 p.m.; Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

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

Reception: December 4, 2 – 4 p.m.; Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.

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.

About the Gallery

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located at Concordia University Chicago in Kretzmann Hall, just off Bonnie Brae and Thomas Streets in River Forest, IL. Bonnie Brae is one block west of Harlem Ave. Free parking is located in the parking structure on Bonnie Brae.

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 DVD), 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.

Please note, exhibitions are scheduled up to two years in advance.