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Concordia-Chicago Student Art Invitational Show opens March 4


Student Art ShowThe Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents the Student Art and Graduating Art Minors’ Show, from March 4 to April 3. The exhibition, an eclectic array of two and three-dimensional student artwork, is free and open to the public.

The show will feature works that were made during CUC art classes taken within the last year. The University’s art faculty invited students from all majors who created especially high-caliber artworks to exhibit. This year’s show will highlight a specially designated area for the work of graduating art minors Jessica Anderson, Kat Bowles and Laura Sprudzs.

“It is amazing to see the talent and creativity of our students drawn out because of an art class experience,” said gallery director BettyAnn Mocek, professor of art at Concordia-Chicago. “Students who are not art majors often surprise themselves when taking a visual art class. This is a tangible example of how a liberal arts education opens up our students’ minds to think creatively, with passion and unique insight.”

A reception with the student artists will be held in the gallery on Wednesday, March 16, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The Ferguson Art Gallery is located in Kretzmann Hall at Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit or call 708-209-3013.