Fr. Michael E. Komechak, O.S.B. Art Gallery
The late Fr. Michael Komechak, O.S.B. spent his life collecting and celebrating the works of others. Over time, he amassed one of the finest art and sculpture collections in the Midwest. The collection, approximately 4000 pieces, represents both fine and applied arts, and is engagingly diverse in its scope of subject and media. While a majority of the collection deals with religious themes, it also has a fair representation of contemporary art and work by well-known artists, but, consists mainly of works on paper and fine art prints.The gallery also boasts a collection of ceramics, drawings, paintings, photography, textile, sculpture, mixed media, folk art and kitsch.
Regular Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Will Torres, a local member of the Lakota Nation, will present
indigenous objects of the Lakota, and relate stories about
the Lakota mythology.Join us at our second First Sunday Tea & Talk, presented
by the Komechak Art Gallery and enjoy the view from the
fifth floor of Kindlon Hall. We will educate and enlighten you
with a wide range of gallery talks that highlight the featured artist
of the current exhibition, presentations by local artists and art facultyfrom Benedictine University and the Chicago area.The First Sunday Tea & Talk Art Lecture Series are open to the public.Admission is Free and Refreshments Will Be ServedTime: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmLocation: Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor, North Gallery.
and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.He received his B.F.A. degree from Northern Arizona State University
and his M.F.A. degree from Yale University.
Scarlato is a Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts
at Benedictine University where he has been teaching since 1990 and
he previously has taught at the University of New Hampshire, and
New England College, located in New Hampshire and West Sussex,
William Scarlato's work has been exhibited in galleries as well as in
regional and national exhibitions and his work, mainly, focuses
on painting still life, landscape, figure painting with abstraction.
His mediums are oil painting, printmaking and drawing.
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New England College, in West Sussex, England
Quincy Art Center Museum.
"Fr. Michael (Komechak, O.S.B.)" - oil on canvas.
Benedictine University Permanant Art Collection
Currently Located Komechak Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall, Fifth Floor
For more information on this artist
Teresa J. Parker, Curator, Komechak Art Gallery
the subject of human trafficking.
Komechak Art Gallery Current Exhibition
October 12 - October 30, 2015"Donor Highlights"
Exhibition of Artwork Donated to the
Benedictine University Art Collection
Private Reception for Donors
Saturday, October 24, 2015
11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kindlon Hall - Fifth FloorNovember 9 - December 23, 2015"Creches II"
Second Annual Creches Exhibition
Sunday December 6, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
Second Floor Atrium Gallery
August 24, 2015"Recent Acquisitions"
An ongoing exhibit of the permanant collectionSeptember 9 - November 20, 2015"Prints"
Normal Editions WorkshopFirst Floor North GalleryAugust 3 - September 26, 2015Photography ExhibitionBenedictine University StudentsOctober 1 - December 19, 2015"Cemetarios from San Miguel d Allende"
Alan Leder, photographerFirst Floor South Gallery
August 3 - September 26, 2015Student Artists ExhibitionHenry-Senachwine High SchoolPeoria, ILOctober 5 - December 19, 2015Student Artists Exhibition
Normal Middle SchoolBloomington/Normal Illinois