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2017 Exhibition and Program Schedule

Komechak Art Gallery Exhibitions


January 17 - February 28


"Through the Eye of the Warrior"
Contemporary Native American Art from the Trickster Gallery, Schaumburg, IL

Meet the Artist Reception: Wednesday, January 28th  -  3pm to 6pm
Komechak Art Gallery - Kindlon Hall  - Fifth Floor

March 6 - April 15


Jake Fernadez: "Second Nature"
Cuban Born and resident of Florida collage work of the natural environment

Meet the Artist Reception: Wednesday, March 8th  -  3pm to 6pm
Komechak Art Gallery - Kindlon Hall  - Fifth Floor

April 17 - April  29


Benedictine Student Art Exhibition
Mixed Media student artwork from the Fine Arts and Graphic Arts Programs

Meet the Artists: Wednesday, April 9th  -  3pm to 6pm
Komechak Art Gallery  -  Kindlon Hall  -  Fifth Floor

May 8 - July 29




Daniel Mitsui: "A Modern Medievalist"
Manuscript Illumination Bookplate Prints

Meet the Artist: First Sunday Tea & Talk Lecture - Sunday, May 7th  -  2pm - 4pm
Daniel Mitsui will be giving a lecture on his unique blend of Asian and Medieval influences
in the creation of his manuscript illuminations. 

First Sunday Tea & Talk is held in the Komechak Art Gallery  -  Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor.
Open to the Public and refreshments are served.

July 30 - August 20

Gallery Closed for Maintenance

August 21 - September 23


Herman Leonard: "Legends of Jazz"
Photographs of legendary jazz figures of the 20th century from the collection of
Dr. Joseph and Katherine Giordano.

Meet the Collector:  Wednesday, September 13th  -  3pm to 6:pm
Komechak Art Gallery  - Kindlon Hall  - Fifth Floor

October 2 - November 11

Eric Carbrey: "Graphical Influx"
Recent works by Chicago painter and graphic artist, Eric Carbrey using abstractions and
fonts to create imaginative and modern art.

Meet the Artist:
Wednesday, October 11th  - 3pm to 6pm
Komchak Art Gallery  -  Kindlon Hall  - Fifth Floor


November 20 - December 22

Creches IV: The Birth of Christ
Private crèche collection from the Friends of the Creche Society


 First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series

All First Sunday Lectures are held in the Komechak Art Gallery - Kindlon Hall  -  2pm to 4pm
Open to the Public  -  Admission is Free  -  Refreshments are Served

Sunday, February 5             

"Chocolate and Cupid's Arrow"
Speaker: Teresa, J. Parker, curator
Learn about how Cupid has been a fixture in western art and culture
while you indulge your desire for chocolate!

We will be serving an array of chocolates on our buffet and we have partnered with
Rocky Mountain Chocolates, Naperville, IL who will have boxes of chocolates
for you to sample and purchase Valentine's Day gifts for your loved ones.

Sunday, March 5                  

"Women in the Arts: The Influence of Zaha Hadid"
Speaker: Teresa J. Parker, curator, Komechak Art Gallery

Join us for a discussion and celebration of the life of the extraordinary architect
Zaha Hadid and the influence that she has had on the field of architecture.

Sunday, April 2

"Botany in Medieval Manuscripts"
Speaker: Carol Jean Rogalski

Learn about the popular use of botanicals plants and their symbolism in medieval manuscripts.

Sunday, May 7

"The Art of Daniel Mitsui"
Speaker: Daniel Mitsui

Local artist Daniel Mitsui will talk about his unique East and West influences upon his
manuscript illumination prints.

Sunday, October 1               

"The Art of Eric Carbrey"
Speaker: Artist Erice Carbrey
This local artist will talk about his art exhibition in the Komechak Art Gallery

Sunday, November 5           

"The Art of David Marcet"
Speaker: David Marcet

Benedictine adjunct faculty member, David Marcet will speak about the art of painting and the
techniques he employs when creating his canvases.

Sunday, December 3            

Holiday Party - Creches IV

Join us as we celebrate Christmas with a festive party and view over 150 crèches.

Office of the Curator of Exhibitions and University Art Collections

Teresa J. Parker
Phone: (630) 829-6320