2010
Calligraphy exhibit displays works of artists from around the country

Calligraphy exhibit displays works of artists from around the country
April 20, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Calligraphy is one of the oldest artistic forms of expression, dating from the time of the Middle Ages. It continues to interest the masses with its diversity, flourish of writing styles and the inventiveness of its artists. Benedictine University will present “Littera Scripta Manet,” an exhibition of calligraphy from local, regional and nationally-recognized calligraphers from May 2-30 on the second floor of the Kindlon Hall of Learning near the Benedictine Library. A reception to mark the exhibition’s opening will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. Among the exhibits on display will be the work of Benedictine students and alumni, members of the West Side Calligraphy Study group (who are affiliate members of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective), and longtime Benedictine University calligraphy instructor Beth House, who is retiring. Several pieces from the University’s permanent collection will also be featured. Admission is free, and the exhibition is open to the public. For more information, contact Teresa Parker, University art curator, at tparker@ben.edu or call (630) 829-6270.

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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.