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Fine ArtsArt Galleries

Art Galleries at Concordia

The Concordia Gallery and H. Williams Teaching Gallery are located in the Concordia Art Center at 1301 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul. The two galleries feature active professional exhibition schedules alongside exhibitions dedicated to students, including a solo exhibition for studio art seniors.

2016-17 Art Exhibits - Concordia Gallery

THE ART OF TEACHING (Sep. 6 - Oct. 1, 2016)

This exhibition brings together local and Minnesota photographers whose overwhelming dedication to photography education has made an impact on the field. At a time in photography when we have so many technological options available to us – digital or film or a combination of both – this exhibition will be addressing the questions that drive the choice of cameras and how it affects a photographer’s work.

STEPH GUIDERA: Under/In (Sep. 6 - Oct. 1)

In a new series from Minneapolis artist and Concordia graduate Steph Guidera (’08), the human form is studied in an inhospitable environment; an aquarium, illustrating the inner battles fought daily against anxiety, depression and illnesses, forms struggle and succumb to invasive organic forms.

Exhibition presented in the H. Williams Teaching Gallery.

LESTER BEALL: CONCORDIA LEADERS OF DESIGN SERIES (Oct. 10-Nov. 4, 2016)

An exhibition of Beall’s work collected by Minneapolis graphic designer Michael Skjei. Reception, Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., Concordia Galleries (free)

About Lester Beall
If you drive north on Snelling Avenue out of Roseville, look to your right before you cross 694. You’ll see an International Paper plant, still sporting the logo Lester Beall designed in 1960. It’s a tribute to the longevity and influence of a true pioneer in modern American graphic design.

Lester Beall was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1903 and started his career in Chicago, before moving to New York in 1935. As a leading proponent of Modernist design, Beall sought to infuse the aesthetic of the European avante-garde into creative solutions for American businesses. His groundbreaking work in identity, packaging, and publication design incorporated compelling typography, graphic symbols, bold colors, photomontage, and arrows… lots of arrows.

Beall passed away in 1969, and was posthumously voted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1973 and designated an AIGA Medalist in 1992. He’s perhaps best known for creating identities for the aforementioned International Paper Company, Caterpillar Tractors, and Connecticut General Life Insurance; his editorial work forPM magazine, Scope, and Fortune; and his stunning poster series for the Rural Electrification Administration.

CONCORDIA FACULTY EXHIBITION (Nov. 17-Dec. 16, 2016)

New work from the Art & Design faculty of Concordia University, St. Paul.

14th ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL HONORS EXHIBITION (Jan. 9-19, 2017)

CSP’s annual showcase of outstanding work by regional high school students.

LATINO, ART MIGRATION (Jan. 30-Feb. 27. 2017)

The exhibit Latino, Art Migration will include the work of 15 Minnesota based artists and their personal and universal meditations on the displacement, nostalgia, and anxiety of migrants and immigrants.

CB SHERLOCK: Beyond Horizons (Mar. 6 - April 4, 2017)

An exhibition of selected prints and artist books, the title references the expansive imagery conveyed within Sherlock’s works. A thread runs through each piece making connections between nature and each of us. Sherlock creates small edition letterpress books, prints and one-of-a-kind works of art, combining text, imagery, and nontraditional housing. All are interactive: to be held, touched, viewed, and read.

CSP STUDENT JURIED EXHIBITION (April 18-May 3, 2017)

The Concordia Department of Art and Design presents the annual CSP Student Juried Exhibition at the Concordia Gallery. A reception and award ceremony for the exhibition will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 5-7 p.m.

Gallery Information

Street parking is available on Marshall Avenue and Syndicate Street. Parking is permitted in campus lots after 5 p.m. and on weekends. All Art and Design Department events are free and open to the public. For general questions call 651-641-8278.

Gallery hours during exhibitions:
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., or by appointment.

 

Concordia Art Center

Home to both of Concordia's art galleries, the Concordia Art Center was completely renovated and upgraded in 2013 to better accommodate the Department of Art & Designs needs.

Concordia Art Center