CUW Art Gallery

Current Exhibition

Earth: Vessel

The clay vessel is and always has been more than simply decorative. Clay vessels are an integral part of human history. This exhibition invited clay artists to explore the uses of clay as vessel. And through this exhibtion you will experience a bright and varied conversation with clay.

The Earth: Vessel exhibition runs from January 15th to March 31st, 2019. Join us for the opening reception on February 7th, from 6pm to 8pm.

History of Ceramics

Ceramics is one of the most ancient art forms going back thousands of years. Once humans discovered that clay could be found in abundance and formed into objects by first mixing with water and then firing, an important tool was born. The oldest known ceramic artifact is dated as early as 28,000 BCE, during the late Paleolithic period. Clay held our stories in images and pictographs. Clay vessels were not only used for holding food and water but clay vessels or pots were also made for assisting in growing food. Burying unglazed clay pots filled with water is an ancient method of plant irrigation.

Artists

Ty Bender
Ty Bender
John  Bowers
John Bowers
Diane Evans
Diane Evans
Peter Froehlic
Peter Froehlic
Jessica  Laub
Jessica Laub
Liz Lewandowski
Liz Lewandowski
Andrew Linderman
Andrew Linderman
Kevin Pearson
Kevin Pearson
Reid Schoonover
Reid Schoonover
Jeff Shawhan
Jeff Shawhan
Michele Vento
Michele Vento
Jean Wells
Jean Wells
Ann Wydeven
Ann Wydeven

Gallery Information

Hours

Monday - Thursday | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday and Sunday | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday | CLOSED

Contact

Dr. Theresa Ann Kenney MFA, PhD
Gallery Director
262-243-4509
theresa.kenney@cuw.edu

Location

Concordia University Wisconsin
12800 N Lake Shore Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
Barth 109

About the CUW Art Gallery

Over 30 years ago, the CUW Art Gallery was founded with the hope of educating, challenging, and inspiring the students, faculty, staff, and community of CUW as well as the public through exposure to the vast world of art. Our mission is to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. Combining fresh, object-based scholarship with broad accessibility, the CUW Art Gallery aims to provoke and affirm accepted meanings of art objects and to suggest new ones to its patrons. We aspire to excite the imagination, and present opportunities for our patrons to look into the study of art and culture.

The goals of the CUW Art Gallery are to:

  • Bring excellent contemporary and historical art to the CUW campus community
  • Reflect the diversity of the university and Southeastern Wisconsin community
  • Connect the university and the public through relevant art and cultural programs
  • Support student, emerging and established artists by providing opportunities for the creation and exhibition of cutting edge visual art
  • Development of self-knowledge inherent in artistic activity for the personal growth and development of the CUW Gallery students, faculty, staff and patrons

Our other galleries:

Learn more about the artists in our other two galleries below.

  • Student Art Gallery: John Kowalczyk
  • Limelight 14 Gallery: Katrina Smith
Limelight 14 Gallery

Current Artist: Katrina Smith

Last fall, Facebook newsfeeds were flooded with yet another bandwagon movement. The “Black and White Photo Challenge” asked social media users to post black and white photos reflecting their life for seven days, with no description whatsoever. As an avid lover of photography, this was one Facebook challenge that intrigued me. So, for the next several days, I used my phone to take black and white photos during my ordinary, daily routines. However, I didn’t stop at seven photos.

Over the next year, I found myself shooting everyday scenes with nothing but my iPhone to aide me. What you see today is the end result – a collection of moments captured from infinite time, never to be experienced again, except through these photographs.

Just as time moves toward forever, this remains my ongoing venture. Pausing to capture these moments, this collection now contains over fifty works with infinity to go.