Sunday, August 26 – Friday, September 28
The 2018 Concordia College Faith, Reason, and World Affairs Symposium art exhibition, Women’s Work, is a juried invitational show that calls attention to and challenges the imbalance of power in the world. This show seeks to do its part righting that imbalance by focusing on art that celebrates women’s lives and experiences through a range of mediums. This exhibition is curated and designed by Heritage and Museum Studies major, Mallory Nermoe.
Public Reception: 4- 5:30 p.m, Tuesday, September 18
Panel Discussion: 4:30 – 5:30 PM, Tuesday, September 18, Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre
Moderated by Dayna Del Val, the President and CEO of The Arts Partnership, artists working in various mediums— Annika Hansen, Klaire Lockheart, Amy Sands, and Abigail Whitmore—discuss their experiences as women working in the current art sphere. The panel discussion will begin after a performance piece by Hansen and Whitmore.
This exhibition occurs in conjunction with the annual Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium and is supported by Concordia College's Office of Cultural Events.
Good Jokes Bad Magic
Tuesday, October 9 – Thursday, November 1
Good Jokes Bad Magic exhibits the recent work of Peter Happel Christian, an artist whose expanded studio practice examines nature, time, labor, and perception at the intersection of photography and sculpture.
“…I have slowly worked to dissolve boundaries between different projects, my personal life and my studio practice, and have concentrated on the idea of making works by intuition. In this way, the subject matter of my work is broad and diverse. … The relationships I find between works I make are often the results of chance and my propensity for sentimentality. I assign value to tangible matter as a means to celebrate both the mundane and the extraordinary and often conflate these two ideas on purpose.”
—Peter Happel Christian
Public Reception: 4 – 5:30 PM Tuesday, October 9
Artist remarks: 4:30 PM
Monday, November 19 – Monday, December 17
Concentric Intersection showcases a collaborative exhibition between Bradford Hansen-Smith, a sculptor and explorer of the circle form, and members of our campus and broader communities.
The circle has had profound meaning throughout history and cultures. Hansen-Smith will guide participants in a circle folding workshop designed to deepen understanding of the circle and inspire participants to explore the circle in their own areas of study. Says Hansen-Smith, “My exploration is as much about unity as understanding the nature of geometry and the enumerable possibilities of expression that satisfies my need to wonder… It is about movement and change.”
PUBLIC RECEPTION: 4 – 5:30 PM Monday, November 19
Artist Remarks: 4:30 PM
Faculty Art Exhibition
Thursday, January 24 – Thursday, February 28
This annual exhibition features the recent work of Concordia Art Faculty Lindsey Brammell, Heidi Goldberg, Ross Hilgers, Chris Mortenson, Dwight Mickelson, and Jonathan Rutter. Faculty members work in a variety of media including clay, oil, photography, printmaking, and graphic design.
Public Reception: Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 4 – 5:30
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Tuesday, March 19-Tuesday, April 2
This juried art exhibition showcases the diversity and creativity of Concordia College’s student artists.
This year’s juror is Walter Piehl, an artist renowned as one of the most important contemporary painters living and working in the upper Midwest. After graduating from Concordia College in 1964, Piehl continued his studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota (M.F.A., 1988) and has taught art at many institutions of higher learning throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.
Public Reception: 4 – 5:30 PM, Tuesday, March 19 Awards will be presented at 4:45 PMMore Information
Senior Art Exhibition
Wednesday, April 10-Sunday, May 5
This exhibition features the art and design of seniors graduating in May 2019 with an art, art education, graphic design or art history major.
Awards Announcement: Celebration of Student Scholarship Event, Wednesday, April 10 (details TBA)
Public Reception: 5 – 6:30 PM, Saturday, May 4
Special Saturday Hours: 10 AM – 6:30 PM, Saturday May 4
Special Sunday Hours: 11 AM – 2 PM, Sunday, May 5