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"CityScapes" art exhibit opens Aug. 14 at Concordia-Chicago


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “CityScapes: An intimate view of everyday places and spaces” by artist Maria Gedroc. The free exhibition is open to the public from Aug. 14 to Sept. 29.

Gedroc’s artwork is mixed media painting including acrylic paint, paper, wood, photography and found objects. “My paintings celebrate the spirit and inner beauty of the seemingly commonplace urban environment in which we live,” Gedroc says. “The content of these paintings is influenced by my love of architecture, old and new, and the beautiful shapes and colors that emerge from it when contrasted by its surroundings, natural and man-made.”

A reception with the artist will be held in the gallery Sunday, Sept. 15 from 2-4 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Gedroc is an artist, designer and art educator who has been in more than 150 art shows and galleries, including the Dancing Krow in Oak Park, the Oak Park Art League, Chicago Public Library, Northern Illinois University gallery space and It’s Liquid International in Venice, Italy. Gedroc earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Arts in arts administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located in Kretzmann Hall at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. The gallery is directed by BettyAnn Mocek, professor of art at CUC and prominent Chicago artist, educator and arts advocate. 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, visit or call 708-209-3013.