Islamic Prayer Rugs: A Creed in Color

The Gage Family Art Gallery opened its season this year with participation in the statewide Sacred Arts Exhibition Series with the exhibition Islamic Prayer Rugs: A Creed in Color. This exhibition, along with two other exhibitions from the Sacred Arts Series: Santos: Saints and Sacred Art from New Mexico and Ketubah: Illuminated Jewish Marriage Contracts have been invited to participate at the Annual Nobel Peace Prize Conference this year in Decorah, Iowa.


New Works: Terrence Payne

February 2 – March 15, 2001

Opening reception: February 2, 2001, 6-9 p.m.

Gage Family GalleryThe first exhibition of the Spring season features Terrence Payne, New Works. Terrence is a popular Minnesota artist who turns ordinary everyday objects into icons to describe his subjects with little regard towards their physical form. His wild use of color creates an energy particular to his work.



Textiles from the Silk Road

March 23 – May 20, 2001

Opening reception: March 23, 2001, 6-9 p.m.

Gage Family Gallery

Textiles from the Silk Road, will feature 18th to 20th century Central Asian secular and ritual textiles including clothing, tent accouterments, and the largest dagger sheath collection in the world.

Augsburg Juried Student Art Exhibition 

May 4 – May 20, 2001

Opening reception: May 4, 2001, 5-7 p.m.

Alumni GalleryThis annual event is open to the entire student body and has truly become a highlight on the exhibition calendar. Prizes and awards are given to those individual students whose work excels. The People’s Choice Award gives the entire Augsburg community the opportunity to vote for their favorite piece in the show. Those artists awarded prizes are then exhibited in President Frames reception room, “The Hall of Frame,” for the following academic year.