Concordia’s Klaustermeier Young Artists’ Gallery exhibits preschoolers’ art
By: Joanna Ptasinski ’13 communication major marketing minor
April 26—The Klaustermeier Young Artists’ Gallery now displays artwork created by preschoolers enrolled in the Concordia University Chicago’s Early Childhood Education Center.
On exhibit though June 16, these young artists attend full-day preschool at the University. The Klaustermeier Young Artists’ Gallery is located outside lecture room 200 of the Walter and Maxine Christopher Center on CUC’s campus. For more information, contact Jennifer Meier, gallery director, at 708-209-3590 or jennifer.meier@CUChicago.edu.
“Experiencing the visual arts offers children opportunities to expand creativity of head, hand and heart,” said Meier. “One’s head leads to creativity, one’s hand leads to skills and one’s heart leads to emotion—all three are necessary components when creating art.”
The gallery opened in December 2010 in an area that was first dedicated in 2002 in memory of former Concordia art professor Del Klaustremeier. All the artwork displayed is all professionally matted, framed for exhibition and hung at child’s eye level. Previous exhibits included work from the infant and toddler classrooms.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.