Art Exhibition Finds Wonder and Mystery
Aug 24, 2010FOR MORE INFORMATION:
HEATHER HARDESTER, manager of exhibitions
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA ART EXHIBITION FINDS WONDER AND MYSTERY
Concordia College’s first art exhibition of the academic year, “From Curiosity to Wonder,” opens Sunday Aug. 29 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 19 in the Cyrus M. Running Gallery. A reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in conjunction with the 2010 Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium, “Awakening to Wonder: Re-enchantment in a Post-Secular Age.” Heather Hardester, manager of the gallery and director of Museum Studies, will speak at 5 p.m. Participating artists will also be available to comment on their work.
While people have always collected objects and art from our world, a surge of collecting in 15th and 16th century Europe evolved into Kunst-und-Wunderkammern, or cabinets of art and marvels (also known as “cabinets of curiosity”). Sixteen artists from the college and the community each received a handcrafted walnut cabinet and were asked to fill it with something that inspires them to wonder at our world; perspectives range from religion and spirituality, the natural world, memories and fantasy.