Eight art students earn "Inheritance" with art show at south loop cafe

Eight art students earn "Inheritance" with art show at south loop cafe
May 1, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Eight talented art students are reaping the benefits of an unique partnership between Benedictine University and the College of DuPage (C.O.D.). The eight – Benedictine students Hannah Miller (Joliet), Gabrielle Tufano (Winfield) and Karlo Ceredon (Bloomingdale) and C.O.D. students Veronica Leon (Hanover Park), Rachel Stellmach (Wheaton), Emmanuel Vazquez (Glendale Heights), Melany Kolodziej (Hanover Park) and Jocelyn Ostling (Elmhurst) – will showcase their work at an exhibit titled “Inheritance” that runs June 1-30 at the Café Mediterra on 728 S. Dearborn Ave. in Chicago. The students are enrolled either in a painting class taught by Benedictine University instructor William Scarlato at C.O.D. or in an advanced studio class taught at Benedictine University by C.O.D. faculty member Jennifer Hereth. The unusual faculty exchange is the result of a partnership between Benedictine University and C.O.D. to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) program that makes it easy for C.O.D. students to earn an affordable bachelor’s degree while Benedictine University students can take advantage of the facilities at C.O.D. An opening reception will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 at Café Mediterra. For more information about the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Arts program at Benedictine University, contact the College of Liberal Arts at (630) 829-6247.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.