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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.