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"Unfolding Secrets" exhibit opens Jan. 8 at Concordia-Chicago's Ferguson Gallery


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Claudia Craemer: Unfolding Secrets” from Jan. 8 to Feb. 17, 2018. The exhibit, a collection of abstract oil paintings, is free and open to the public.

Craemer is a Chicago-area artist who has participated in many solo and group exhibits throughout the region as both artist and curator. She is a juried gallery artist at the Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest, IL, and has been a resident studio artist at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, IL. The works in this exhibit are about revealing secrets through paint, and searching for clues before the canvas.

“(My work is) much more about brain and heart and breathing patterns aligning in any particular moment, than preconceived structures or long-winded documents,” said Craemer, who earned her Master of Arts in painting from Governors State University. “It’s usually about intuition and an organic response to light and space and movement rather than a lofty manifesto on why it exists.”

The Ferguson Art Gallery, directed by BettyAnn Mocek, CUC professor of art, 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.