Chicago Theatre: 35 Years of Photography exhibit travels to Concordia University Chicago this October
Sept. 15, 2011—Celebrating Chicago Artists Month, Concordia University Chicago’s Ferguson Art Gallery brings the work of Chicago artists Lisa Howe-Ebright to River Forest in October.
“Capturing Chicago Theatre: 35 Years of Theater Photography” will be exhibited Sept. 30-Oct. 30. An artist’s reception will be held Oct. 2 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the gallery, in Kretzmann Hall on Concordia’s campus, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off of Bonnie Brae Street.
On loan from the Special Collections Department of the Chicago Public Library, the exhibit showcases a unique snapshot of the Chicago stage. Howe-Ebright’s lens documents Chicago’s tradition of creating great theatre and captures the genius and energy of numerous actors, directors and playwrights.
Howe-Ebright photographed theatre companies such as the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Northlight, Marriot Lincolnshire and the Court Theatre. The black and white images are from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and include photos of James Earl Jones, William Peterson, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf and Kathy Bates.
Howe-Ebright is a resident of Oak Park, which is where her studio is also located. She uses her theatrical background to photograph portraits and family events. Visit www.lhephoto.com for more information.
About Ferguson Art Gallery
Bringing the region’s rich diversity of visual art to the Oak Park/River Forest and University communities, Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago showcases the works of established and upcoming Chicago-area artists in five to six exhibits each year, including special events celebrating African-American perspective, Hispanic heritage, women’s history and Chicago history.
The gallery is directed by BettyAnn Mocek, Concordia professor of art and a prominent Chicago artist, educator and arts advocate through her work with the Chicago Coalition of Artists, the Chicago Society of Artists and others.
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.