Art alumni showcase work in Homecoming exhibit
As part of Concordia’s 2021 Homecoming festivities, the Marxhausen Gallery of Art is hosting the Alumni Art Exhibition: A Concordia Celebration Oct. 1 through Nov. 5, featuring the work of more than 50 alumni artists spanning a variety of mediums.
“Each year we explore different ways to reconnect with our alumni, especially at Homecoming,” Jen Furr, Concordia senior director of alumni and university relations, said. “This idea of connecting with our art alums has been on my radar for a number of years and after working with Professor Jim Bockelman, we decided that an art show would provide a great way to reconnect and also lift up the unbelievable talent that our alumni have.”
Artists were asked to submit a work of any medium including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design and mixed media. With alumni artists from Washington to Massachusetts participating, it was a great response to see, Bockelman, the gallery’s director, said.
“It’s wonderful to see the diversity of art and artifacts that people have sent to the gallery, all of which remind me of their ongoing commitment to the significance of art in its variety of expression,” he said.
Concordia’s Homecoming weekend is Oct. 1-3, with opportunities to tour Brommer Art Center, visit the Marxhausen Gallery of Art, connect with emeriti and current faculty members, as well as reconnect with classmates. For more information about the weekend, visit the Homecoming website.
Art alumni featured in the exhibition include (listed by class year, then by alphabetical order):
Emma Dannehl ’19, Racine, Wis.
Kelly Snader ’19 Lincoln, Neb.
Cindy Campbell ’18, Columbus, Neb.
Hannah (Rose) Walsh ’18, Hillsdale, Mich.
Clyde Ericson ’17, Columbus, Neb.
Jordyn (Sturms) van Gaalen ’17, Granby, Colo.
Jenelle Hallaert ’15, Omaha, Neb.
Cenedra (White) Eaton ’14, Kansas City, Mo.
Brittany Becker ’13, Lenexa, Kan.
Hayley (Koeritz) Luther ’13, Northrop, Minn.
Hannah Koops Buchholz ’12, Parker, Colo.
Katie (Klein) Fisher ’11, Dallas, Texas
Justin Groth ’11, Lincoln, Neb.
Rachel (Dermody) Schmalz ’10, Mankato, Minn.
Amalia Hillmann ’09, San Jose, Calif.
Natalie (Swanda) Schmieding ’09, Gresham, Neb.
Heather Hanft ’08, Rochester, Minn.
Sarah Bierman Petersen ’08, Arlington, Neb.
Michelle Roeber-Richter ’08, Lincoln, Neb.
Crystal (Lemke) Solano ’07, Castle Rock, Colo.
Anna Marie (Hain) Steffenson ’07, Ada, Okla.
Amber (Morrison) Maddick ’06, Saint Peters, Mo.
Karl Fay ’04, Palatine, Ill.
Kira (Baldinger) Geiger ’04, Lincoln, Neb.
Rebecca Schnackenberg ’04, Concordia, Mo.
Seth Boggs ’03, Seward, Neb.
Rachel Douglas Mohler ’02, St. Louis, Mo.
Jason Simanek ’02, Nashville, Tenn.
Adrian Hanft III ’01, Loveland, Colo.
Rachel Leising Soo ’01, Irvine, Calif.
Anthony Splittgerber ’00, Kearney, Neb.
Bennett Holzworth ’99, Lincoln, Neb.
Suzanne (Bender) Holzworth ’99, Lincoln, Neb.
Jered Sprecher ’99, Knoxville, Tenn.
Rebekah (Hervert) Heeg ’98, Stratford, Wis.
Christine (Larson) Morris ’98, Fort Worth, Texas
Angella Heins Eisman ’97, Charlotte, N.C.
Micah (Holle) Rott ’97, Olathe, Kan.
Shaundra (Pforr) Schultz ’96, Fort Collins, Colo.
Jeff Mundt ’95, Lee's Summit, Mo.
Lara (Ronell) Tiller ’95, Annandale, Va.
Karol (Bergdolt) Bailey ’93, Marblehead, Mass.
Dave Fiala ’92, Seward, Neb.
Julie (Schutte) Schmidt ’92, Lincoln, Neb.
Tim Schmidt ’92, Lincoln, Neb.
Akie Taniuchi ’91, Commerce City, Colo.
Scott Bruick ’87, Seward, Neb.
Mark Hollenbeck ’85, Parker, Colo.
Ruth (Heider) Armao ’82, Indianapolis, Ind.
Raymond Hain ’81, Seward, Neb.
Mark Anschutz ’77, Seward, Neb.
Joan Petersen Tietz ’75, West Lafayette, Ind.
Linda (Going) Varnes ’70, Nampa, Idaho
Ruth Tempelmann ’65, Bellevue, Neb.
Jerry Jessen ’64, Rapid City, S.D.