There’s still time to enjoy the work of the late Charlene Nemec-Kessel, former associate professor of art at CUW, through March 24 in the CUW Art Gallery.

On October 4, 2023, our sister in Christ, Dr. Charlene Nemec-Kessel, passed away after a brief hospitalization. Dr. Nemec-Kessel served as a faculty member within the Art department at Concordia University Wisconsin since 2012. While we mourn her passing, we also take hope in God’s promise of eternal life in Christ.

My narratives record the life I observe around me. However, just as stories go through a metamorphosis each time they are told, mine evolve during the weaving.

Charlene Nemec-Kessel

In her memory, a collection of her work is on display in the CUW Art Gallery through March 24.


Location and Admission

The CUW Gallery is located in Barth 109, near Parking Lot H, on the CUW campus. Admission is free, and guests are welcome to view the exhibit at their leisure.

  • Monday-Thursday: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed

Learn more

Concordia University Wisconsin is a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. In the Visual & Performing Arts Department, we define ourselves as determined, passionate, articulate, and strategic practitioners in collaborative, creative and scholarly arts education, both regionally and nationally. We uphold artistic tradition and embrace creative innovation as vehicles for human transformation and cultural betterment that contribute to the cultural life and vitality of our service to God and the Church.