Concordia University Wisconsin's Art Gallery will feature the sculpture work of eight artists October 15-November 29 in a show entitled, "Aggregate - 8 Sculptors."
The exhibition by Charles Kraus, Denise Schanz, Frankie Flood, Teresa Lind, John Balsley, Lynda Sommers, Peter Beck and Mark Dziewior is dedicated to the memory of fellow sculptor George Kubiayk. “The show is a whole formed by combining several typically disparate elements,” noted Dr. Theresa Kenney, gallery director and art professor.
Beck is a 2008 Concordia University Wisconsin graduate and has taught fine arts and fabrication classes for 10 years in the Milwaukee area. He earned his master of fine arts in 2016 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has an active studio practice in Milwaukee.
An Opening Reception is slated Wednesday, October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery located on the university’s main campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive, Mequon. “I am honored to be asked to participate in an exhibition like this…with so much talent all in one place,” said Lind.
A reception will be held that same evening for the Student Gallery Show featuring the paintings of John Kowalczyk, as well as Limelight 14, another new gallery this fall that limits artists to 14 frames in telling their story. Katrina Smith, production and facilities manager for the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, will be displaying her photographs. These two shows also run October 15-November 29.
Kowalczyk’s works are comprised of mixed media paintings and larger than life installations that incorporate vintage fabrics, thrift store treasurers, gift wrap, string, ribbon, glitter and gold, among other items. His works have been exhibited at The Sienna Art Institute in Italy, The Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee, The Harley Davidson Museum, and The Museum of Wisconsin Art. He currently is the artist-in-residence program director for Artists Working in Education in Milwaukee, where he facilitates and oversees large scale art projects throughout the city.
"I am honored to be asked to participate in an exhibition like this...with so much talent all in one place," said Lind.
The gallery is free and open to visitors Monday-Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday, from 12-4 p.m. For more details, please visit www.cuw.edu/life/involvement-and-activities/fine-arts.
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