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

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.


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.