Schedule of Exhibitions

Date Description Location

October 6 through December 19, 2014

"Appalachia Portraits" Andrew Auten – photographs Reception: Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Texas photographer Andrew Auten makes his US debut exhibition. Auten spent a year in West Virginia documenting life in small town Appalachia. His dramatically-lit portraits of the people from that area show an honest engagement with the subject. Caravaggio echoes from these stark, frank images.

Kindlon Hall - 1st Floor - North

October 17 through December 19, 2014

District 203 Art Teachers- mixed media Reception: Saturday, October 18, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

"Teachers are passionate about the subject they teach. As lifelong learners, educators are in constant pursuit of new concepts and techniques. This exhibit showcases a variety of art works from Naperville District 203 Art Educators (EC-12). Each teacher offers knowledge and skill in their area of expertise ranging in a variety of media. This is exhibited in what they teach in the classroom and through their own art."

Kindlon Hall - 2nd Floor Atrium

Sunday, November 2, 2014

First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series - William Scarlato "Problems in Representing the Human Figure" 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

William Scarlato, Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Benedictine University, will present a discussion on how portraiture fares with other genres of figural expression by using samples from the History of Art. Scarlato received his masters of Fine Arts degree from Yale University and is a practicing artist in painting, printmaking and drawing.

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery

Kindlon Hall - 5th Floor

November 1 through December 19, 2014

Portraiture in the 21st Century Photo competition

Kindlon Hall - 1st Floor - South

Sunday, December 7, 2014

First Sunday Tea and Art Lecture Series - Lisa Dzuricsko "Creches" From the collection at the Marmion Academy Dr. Scholl Gallery 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A lecture by Lisa Dzuricsko, art faculty and curator of the Dr. Scholl Gallery at Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL will be presented regarding the history of the gallery’s creche collection. Tea and Refreshments will be served.

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery

Kindlon Hall - 5th Floor

December 7 through January 10, 2015

"Creches" from the private collection at Marmion Academy Reception: Sunday, December 7, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In a joint exhibition, Marmion Academy and Benedictine University will exhibit more than 300 nativity reaches from around the world in this unique collection of popular holiday folk art.

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery

Kindlon Hall - 5th Floor

January 15 through February 28, 2015

"Chicago's Civil Rights" by Bernard Kleina - photographs Reception: Tuesday, January 19, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography Exhibit is a small but revealing snapshot of Dr. Martin Luther Kings visit and marches in Chicago, and of both the ugliness and beauty of the response to open housing by the people of Chicago.

Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery

Kindlon Hall - 5th Floor

Office of the Curator of Exhibitions and University Art Collections
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Curator:
Teresa J. Parker
Contact:
Email: cgaddis@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6320