Concordia Experience

Art Exhibit Schedule

2017-2018 Season

Let the Books Tell the Story

July 24 – November 5
Reception & Talk: Sunday, October 8, 2-3 p.m.

In Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, the Ferguson Art Gallery hosts “Let the Books Tell the Story.” Facsimiles of J.S. Bach’s Bible pages and rare Reformation book pages. Areas of interest will include biblical studies, fine arts, education and theology. A special reception will be held in the Ferguson Art Gallery on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 2-3 p.m. University Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeff Leininger, will speak about this special exhibition in the gallery and direct visitors to the original artifacts on view this same date through 6 p.m. A special Reformation themed performance of music by Bach will be performed by faculty, staff and friends of CUC’s Music Department in the Chapel of Our Lord from 3-6 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend all or parts of the event from 2-6 p.m.

Learn more about the accompanying rare books exhibit.

Guatemalan Sojourn

Nick Bridge

November 12 – December 15, 2017

Reception: November 12, 2-4 p.m.; Artist's Talk in the Gallery at 3 p.m.
Gouache and ink on paper works by Nick Bridge

The pictures represent the artist’s encounter with Guatemala. People from all over the world have discovered, the ancient colonial town of Antigua is a fascinating mix of ancient cobblestone streets, Catholic churches partially in ruins because of earthquakes and a strong Mayan presence. Early encounters with Antigua were in the weeks just prior to Easter, when the town is given over to a boisterous celebration of “Semana Santa.” For an artist, the primary challenge is to be avoid the tritely picturesque in this often depicted environment.

About the Gallery

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located at Concordia University Chicago in Kretzmann Hall, just off Bonnie Brae and Thomas Streets in River Forest, IL. Bonnie Brae is one block west of Harlem Ave. Free parking is located in the parking structure on Bonnie Brae.

The gallery is directed by Concordia University Professor of Art, Chicago artist and arts advocate, BettyAnn Mocek, M.F.A. If you are interested in more information about an artist’s work or a particular exhibition, please contact Mocek at

If you are an established artist interested in exhibiting, please send a show proposal: 10-20 images (JPEGs or mailed DVD), resume, exhibition history and artist’s statement to:
Concordia University Chicago, Ferguson Art Gallery, c/o Professor BettyAnn Mocek, 7400 Augusta Street River Forest, IL 60305-1499.

Please note, exhibitions are scheduled up to two years in advance.