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. 

Once and Always Here: Recent Work from Graduate Students and Faculty in Ceramics at the University of Iowa

Sunday, Aug. 25–Tuesday, Oct. 15

This exhibition showcases current work in ceramics and mixed media by three faculty members (Andrew Casto, Josh Van Stippen, and Benj Upchurch) and six graduate students (Brandt Weiland, Rosa Ballena, Donté Hayes, Dia Webb, Maria Alarcon Aldrete, and Timmy Wolfe) from the University of Iowa. Working in proximity to each other daily, the artists represented here constitute a community of makers driven in their shared commitment to excellence and pushing the boundaries of contemporary ceramic practice. It is the hope of the group that these works will spark creative discourse amongst viewers and exist as a current survey of the state of ceramics at the University of Iowa, one of the first MFA programs in the United States. 

Public Reception UPDATE: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15

Artist Remarks UPDATE: 7 p.m.

*Due to unexpected flight problems for the guest artist, the reception originally scheduled for 4 p.m. will begin at 6 p.m.

High School Art Show

Monday, Oct. 28–Thursday, Nov. 7

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 is Jonathan Rutter, a painter, craftsman, and independent curator living in Moorhead, Minnesota. Rutter received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in Painting from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Jonathan is the Executive Director & Curator at The Rourke Art Gallery & Museum and is an adjunct instructor in the art department at Concordia College.

Public Reception: 5–6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7

Juror remarks: 5:30 p.m.

50 Years Brewed: A Celebration of Concordia Theatre in the Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre

Thursday, Nov. 14–Sunday, Dec. 15

2019 represents the 50th year of the Arts & Humanities building, now and since 1980 known as the Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre.  Join us in the gallery for a walk down memory lane filled with photos, displays, and memorabilia from the last 50 years of theatre at Concordia.  Curated by Bryan Duncan.

Public Reception: 4–5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14

Faculty Art Exhibition

Thursday, Jan. 23–Sunday, Feb. 23

This annual exhibition features the recent work of Concordia Art Faculty Lindsey Brammell, Heidi Goldberg, Ross Hilgers, Chris Mortenson, Dwight Mickelson, and Jessica Matson-Fluto. Faculty members work in a variety of media including clay, oil, photography, printmaking and graphic design.

Public Reception: 4–5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 23

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Tuesday, March 17–Wednesday, April 1

This year’s juror is Lucy Ganje, University of North Dakota Emeritus Professor. Since 1988 she taught graphic design in both the School of Communication and the Art Department at UND. Ganje received her BA at Black Hills State University and her MFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. Her research focuses on graphic design and the letterpress as a political tool.

Public Reception: 4–5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17

Awards presented at 4:45 p.m.

Senior Art Exhibition

Wednesday, April 15–Sunday, May 3

This exhibition features the art and design of seniors graduating in May 2020 with an art, art education, graphic design or art history major.

Awards Announcement: Celebration of Student Scholarship Event, Wednesday, April 15 (details TBA)

Public Reception: 5–6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2

Special Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2

Special Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Sunday, May 3