The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago is pleased to announce its first exhibit of the academic year, the Alumni and Student Art Show. The exhibit is free and open to the public from Aug. 28 to Oct. 1. A reception with the artists will be held in the gallery Sunday, Sept. 10 from 2-4 p.m., with an artist talk at 3 p.m.

Art_Alumni-Student-ArtShow_FINAL-WEB_540x356.jpgView an eclectic array of art from five Concordia-Chicago art alumni and current students enrolled in CUC art classes. The variety of works on display will showcase graphic design, painting, textiles, photography, mixed media and more.

“My main goal for this exhibition is to inspire current CUC students with the work and success stories of five exceptional alumni that serve as artists and in additional roles: Molly Miklosz BA ’19 (art educator at Intrinsic Schools and Wendella Sightseeing docent for Chicago architecture boat tours), April Payton Parviz BA ’11 (media and communications director at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Intersect Arts Center), Christian Rasmussen BA ’18 (photographer specializing in brand-building for Nike, Hoka, Saucony and wedding photography), Cheryl Vargas BA ’18 (owner of Studio 928 and Chicago chapter president of the National Association of Women Business Owners) and Meghan Vasseur BA ’16 (photographer and child group therapist specializing in creative arts/expression therapy at Compass Health Center),” says Nikkole Huss, professor of art and Ferguson Gallery director at CUC.

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located in Kretzmann Hall at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. 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.