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
Sundays:                Closed

We Will Be Closed Labor Day Weekend 
Regular hours resume Tuesday, September 8, 2015

First Sunday Tea & Talk Logo          

                    
Jennifer Hereth, professor, College of DuPage, will be our 
guest speaker give a lecture on: 
"Milagros: Religion and Art".

Join us as we begin the third year of our popular art lecture series,
First Sunday Tea & Talk, presented by the Komechak Art Gallery.
As you 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 faculty 
from 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 Served 
Time:        2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:  Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor, North Gallery.




       Featured Artist of the Month

       William Scarlato

           

          William Scarlato (American) was born in New Orleans,

          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,
          England. 

          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.

          Collections
          Benedictine University
          Bradley University
          Graphic Chemical & Ink Co
          New England College, in West Sussex, England
          Quincy Art Center Museum. 

          Featured Image
          "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
           tparker@ben.edu  

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National Art Competition 

2015 Call for Entries! 

      

"The Culture of Human Trafficking..."
The Komechak Art Gallery at Benedictine University 
is proud to announce our First National Call for Entries 
for all artists to participate in an art competition on

the subject of human trafficking.

Komechak Art Gallery Current Exhibition

  

  John Pitman Weber is recognized as one of the 
  founding members of the Chicago Public Art Group,
  which has produced public murals throughout Chicago 
  for forty-five years and he has been concerned with 
  social/political issues affecting the environment, 
  and immigration. This exhibition will show over 25 prints, 
  drawings and large scale paintings dealing with his 
  perceptions on current events like national and societal 
  invasions. Come see this artist's timely and insightful work.

   2015 - 2016 Upcoming Exhibitions
     Komechak Art Gallery
     August 24 - October 10, 2015
     "Perspectives of Now"
     John Pitman Weber, mixed media
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 Floor

November 9 - December 23, 2015
"Creches II"

Second Annual Creches Exhibition

Christmas Reception
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 collection

September 9 - November 20, 2015
"Prints"

Normal Editions Workshop

First Floor North Gallery
August 3 - September 26, 2015
Photography Exhibition
Benedictine University Students

October 1 - December 19, 2015
"Cemetarios from San Miguel d Allende"

Alan Leder, photographer

First Floor South Gallery
August 3 - September 26, 2015
Student Artists Exhibition
Henry-Senachwine High School
Peoria, IL

October 5 - December 19, 2015
Student Artists Exhibition
Normal Middle School
Bloomington/Normal Illinois

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