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"Walk of Faith" photography exhibit opens Aug. 27 at Concordia-Chicago


The Ferguson Art Gallery at Concordia University Chicago presents “Walk of Faith: Photographic Memories of Home in Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Mexico,” by Alvaro Nieto, a collection of sepia and black and white photographs; beautiful glimpses of the land, faces and spiritual journey of a culture of people. The free, public exhibit will run from Aug. 27 to Sept. 28.

“Nieto is particularly sensitive to the art of composition, capturing light at its best and recognizing how line plays an important role in design,” said Ferguson Gallery Director BettyAnn Mocek, professor of art at Concordia-Chicago. “The portrait of his 106-year-old grandmother is one of my favorite pieces in the show, portraying the beauty and dignity of age. And his grandfather’s portrait is pure unvarnished emotion. The show is a wonderful way to learn about and celebrate people during Hispanic Heritage Month.”

All are welcome to a reception in the gallery with Nieto on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 3 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.