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Harbinger of A Deeper Magic Exhibit at Marxhausen Gallery

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
The exhibit curated by Concordia art majors is on display at Marxhausen Gallery through Dec. 13, 2017.
The exhibit curated by Concordia art majors is on display at Marxhausen Gallery through Dec. 13, 2017.

Concordia University, Nebraska’s Marxhausen Gallery of Art will host the exhibit, “Harbinger of A Deeper Magic: Selections from Concordia’s Permanent Collection” fully curated by Concordia art majors Nov. 4 - Dec. 13, 2017.

An opening reception will be held from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12 with a presentation at 2 p.m. in the Thom Leadership Education Center Auditorium.

This exhibition is the final project for a Special Topics Seminar that explored issues related to art and vocation. It is curated by seven students, including Hannah Visconti, a 2017 alumna from Fort Collings, Colorado, Laura Sattler, a 2017 alumna from East Troy, Wisconsin, Jordyne Sturms, a 2017 alumna from Lone Tree, Colorado, Jade Rowe, a senior from Cozad, Nebraska, Leah Guenther, a senior from Lincoln, Nebraska, Allise Loomis, a senior from Centennial, Colorado, and Grace Woodburn, a senior from York, Nebraska.

“The exhibit explores how contemporary art addresses the viewer on its own terms, often refusing easy answers or snap judgments,” says James Bockelman, professor of art and director of the Marxhausen Gallery. “Through a dialogue with other prints installed in the same, shared space, the exhibition encourages the visitor to see both art and life with the eyes of curiosity, grace and compassion.”

Among the works presented is a watercolor by Charles Burchfield, a screen print by Corita Kent, a lithographic suite by Jacob Landau and a lead relief by Jasper Johns.

Since 2000, the Marxhausen Gallery of Art has hosted over thirty artists and art’s professionals. Through a diverse mix of exhibitions, performances, screenings, and conversations, the visiting artist program provides a public forum for the presentation and contemplation of contemporary art, curatorial practice and scholarship. Through discourse, studio critiques, informal discussions and public lectures the program provides students with direct access to arts professionals working across disciplines.

The exhibit is open to the public and free of charge. The Marxhausen Gallery is located in Jesse Hall and is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday–Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday while classes are in session.