The Cyrus M. Running Gallery begins in the skyway that connects the Olin Art and Communications Center with the second floor of the Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre building.
Monday, Aug. 28 - Tuesday, Oct. 3
Jonathan Johnson is a photographer and filmmaker whose work explores ideas about place, identity, and nature. Autobiography plays a role in Johnson’s work as he often references his mixed-race background, travel, and backcountry exploration. Johnson collaborates with composers, writers, poets, designers, and fellow artists in his artwork which takes the form of photographic prints, books, films, videos, and teaching projects. He has received awards and grants from Duke University, The Society for Photographic Education, CINECAFEST, The National Endowment for the Humanities, Puffin West Foundation, Greater Columbus Arts Council, and The Ann Arbor Film Festival. His work has been shown at film festivals and galleries in over 30 countries including: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Modern Art Museum, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Galleria Sment, Braga, Portugal; Africa Centre, Cape Town, South Africa; Sofia Arsenal Museum of Contemporary Art, Sofia, Bulgaria; Center for Contemporary Culture Barcelona; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; Union Docs, Brooklyn; Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and the EXiS Film Festival. Previously, Johnson was a competitive ski racer and held positions in the music industry and public affairs.
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3
Artist Remarks: 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 10 - Monday, Nov. 20
Native American artist, Anna Johnson, seeks to bridge the gap between the world she lives in and the culture she comes from. When she feels or experiences discrimination, she is moved to make a difference through her work; she addresses topics like religion and spirituality and the social injustices that Native Americans, women, LGBTQ+ people everywhere face. Originally from Bismarck, Johnson is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. She received her BFA in printmaking and drawing from NDSU and has been creating art here in Fargo and across the state since graduation.
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10
Artist Remarks: 4:30 p.m.
High School Art Show
Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Tuesday, Jan. 16
This juried art exhibition showcases the diversity and creativity of student designers and artists from North Dakota and Minnesota high schools.
This year’s juror, Cameron Peterson was born 21 April 1977 in Langdon, North Dakota. He obtained a BFA from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a concentration in printmaking. His work has been exhibited at Upfront Gallery(2008), Rourke Art Gallery Museum(2007,2011,2017 & 2023), Spirit Room(2006), St. Paul Gallery(2016) and Creative Arts Studio(2005). He participated in 100 Abstract at MSUM(2010). Membership Editions he has printed are Smoky Hill River Festival(2006) and The Rourke Art Gallery Museum(2002-2011). Cameron currently works at The Rourke Art Gallery & Museum. He lives in Moorhead with his fiancée Annette (Nettie) DuBord. Nettie and Cameron create their works in their basement studio and enjoy their new home.
Public Reception: 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16
Juror Remarks: 5:30 p.m.
Faculty Art Exhibition
Tuesday, Jan. 23 - Sunday, Feb. 18
This annual exhibition features the recent work of Concordia Art Faculty: Ross Hilgers, Jessica Matson Fluto, Chris Mortenson, Danielle Gravon, and Dwight Mickelson. Faculty members work in a variety of media including clay, oil, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23
Artist Remarks: 4:30 p.m.
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Tuesday, March 19 - Monday, April 8
This juried art exhibition showcases the diversity and creativity of Concordia College’s student artists.
This year’s juror, Troy Becker, was born and raised in New York Mills, MN. His affinity for drawing and comics brought him to Concordia where he earned a B.A. in art and communications. After a few stints in Minneapolis, Connecticut, and Wisconsin he returned to the F-M area where he now lives with his lovely wife and three busy children. He is currently an illustrator and graphic artist for The Forum. He has taught at MSUM as an adjunct professor, and he produces work on commissions. In his home studio, he enjoys creating screenprints. His work is exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the region. You can visit him at www.troybeckerart.com
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19
Awards Presentation: 4:30 p.m.
Senior Art Exhibition
Wednesday, April 17 - Sunday, May 5
This exhibition features the art and design of seniors graduating in May 2023 with art, art education, graphic design, or art history majors.
Awards Announcement: During the Celebration of Student Scholarship event on Wednesday, April 17 (details TBA)
Public Reception: 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Special Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Special Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 5