Sunday, Aug. 28-Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
The 2016 Faith, Reason and World Affairs art exhibition will feature Hend Al-Mansour’s latest installation work: “Mihrab.” Al-Mansour is an Arab-American artist based in Minneapolis who draws on her upbringing and identity as primary themes in her work. She writes, “Mihrab is Arabic for the hermitage where intense worship takes place. It is also the elaborate niche in a mosque, at the center of the wall facing Mecca, toward which the worshippers look. The lavish architectural mihrab is the holiest spot in the mosque. I am making mihrabs/niches as spiritual portraits. The niches will tell stories about Minnesotan Arab women as a means to highlight women’s intimacy with the Divine, therefore, question male-dominant kinship to God and highlight the notion of gender equality.”
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20
Gallery Lecture: 4:30 p.m. in the theatre
History and Heritage: Celebrating 125 Years of Concordia College
Thursday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
This exhibition celebrates the history of Concordia College, honoring the people, places, traditions, and stories that have shaped the institution since 1891. Concordia College’s history and heritage will be shared through a variety of mediums including text panels, films, interactive digital components, material objects, and fun photo ops for Cobbers of all ages.
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
Remarks will be given by the exhibition curator, Concordia College archivist Lisa Sjoberg.
Faculty Art Exhibition
Tuesday, Jan. 17-Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
This annual exhibition features the recent work of Concordia art faculty Heidi Goldberg, Ross Hilgers, Jeff Knight, Chris Mortenson and Mike Marth. Faculty members work in a variety of media including clay, oil, photography, various printmaking processes, and graphic design.
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Thursday, March 16-Sunday, March 26, 2017
This exhibition is open to all student work completed in Concordia College’s art program in the past year. It features the diversity and creativity that emerges from the art department in areas of sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, printmaking, drawing, and painting.
This year’s juror is Tim Lamey, a photographer of landscapes based in Fargo, N.D.
Public Reception: 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16
Awards will be presented at 4:45 p.m.
Senior Art Exhibition
Wednesday, April 5-Sunday, May 7, 2017
This exhibition features the art and design of seniors graduating in May 2017 with an art, art education, graphic design or art history major.
Awards announcement during the Celebration of Student Scholarship event on Wednesday, April 5.
Public Reception: 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6
Special Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 6
Special Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 7