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

             2016 - 2017 Gallery Hours

               Monday - Thursday:     11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed Friday - Sunday 

                  Closings
Thanksgiving Holiday:   November 23-25, 2016
Christmas Holiday:         December 23, 2016 - January 3, 2017
Easter Holiday:                April 14-16, 2017
Memorial Day:                 May 29, 2017
 
 
Exhibition Schedule 2016-2017
 
August 22 - October 1, 2016             Eleanor Spiess-Ferris
                                                            "A Collection of Magical Realism"
Meet the Artist:                                  Wednesday, September 14, 2016
                                                            Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                            3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
October 7 - November 12, 2016         Benedictine University Art Faculty Biennale
Meet the Artists:                                 Wednesday, October 12, 2016
                                                              Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                              3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
November 21 - December 23, 2016 - Third Annual Creche Exhibiton
                                                             "Creches III: The Nativity"
                                                             Michael Whalen Family Collection
Christmas Party:                                  Sunday, December 4, 2016
                                                             Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                             2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
January 17 - February 28, 2017        Bunky Echo Hawk and Joe Yazzie
                                                            Contemporary Native American Artist
Meet the Artists:                                Wednesday, January 25, 2017
                                                            Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                            3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
March 6 - April 15, 2017                    Jack Fernadez
                                                            "Second Nature"
Meet the Artist:                                  Wednesday, March 8, 2017
                                                            Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                            3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
April 17 - 29, 2017                             Benedictine Annual Student Exhibition
Meet the Artists:                               Wednesday, April 19, 2017
                                                           Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                           3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
 
May 2 - July 30, 2017                       Daniel Mitsui
                                                          "A Modern Medievalist"
First Sunday Tea & Talk Speaker: Sunday, May 7, 2017
                                                          Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor
                                                          2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
 

 

Opening Exhibition 2016-2017 

Eleanor Spiess-Ferris: "Magical Realism"



Exhibition: August 22, 2016 – October 1, 2016

Meet the ArtisReception
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
3:00 pm - 6:00 p.m.
Komechak Art Gallery
Kindlon Hall - Fifth Floor

    

Third Annual Creche Exhibition
November 21 - December 23, 2016


First Sunday Tea & Talk Logo  

You have a standing invitation to the First Sunday Tea and Talk Art Lecture Series at the Komechak Art Gallery on the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall at Benedictine University. Enjoy the view from the fifth floor of Kindlon Hall while we connect with you through our art lecture series. 

Over the academic year we offer a wide range of exciting, educating and enlightening gallery talks that highlight the artist of the current exhibition, feature presentations by local artists and lectures by our Benedictine University art faculty. First Sunday Tea and Talks are open to the public, admission is free and refreshments are served. 
Get Connected to the Komechak Art Gallery! 

     
Tea & Talk Schedule
Sunday, October 2, 2016
"The History of Icon Painting"
Arlene Tilghman
Icon Painter

Sunday, November 6, 2016
"Vessels of Elegance: Japances Ceramics"
Coral Carlson
Art Historian, Asian Art
Benedictine University

Sunday, December 4, 2016
"Creche III - The Nativity"
Friends of the Creche Society

Sunday, February 5, 2017
"Chocolate and Cupid's Arrow"
Teresa J. Parker
Curator/Art Historian/Faculty
Benedictine University
Komechak Art Gallery

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Women in the Arts
"The Influence of Zaha Hadid"
Lecturer to be Announced

Sunday, April 2, 2017
"Botany in Medieval Manuscripts"
Carol Jean Rogalski
Artist/
Lecturer, Morton Arboretum

Sunday, May 7, 2017
"The Art of Daniel Mitsui"
Daniel Mitsui
Artist and Manuscript Illuminator



   "Gathering Swans"  -  Eleanor Spiess-Ferris
 

 

      "The Making Pond"  -  Eleanor Spiess-Ferris

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