2007
The artwork of Aurora's Shepperley goes on display in Krasa Center

The artwork of Aurora's Shepperley goes on display in Krasa Center
March 23, 2007

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

Simplicity and color. Two elements of art that George Shepperley teaches, and two he considers essential components of his own work. The public is invited to attend the opening of an art exhibit of new images by George Shepperley in the Krasa Center Gallery on the campus of Benedictine University from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 1. Fr. Michael Komechak, O.S.B., curator of the Benedictine University art collection, invited the Aurora resident to show his work at the school after viewing his images at the DuPage Art League Gallery in Wheaton and at several west suburban art fairs. Shepperley, who retired from a sales career in 1994, is an art instructor, a member of the Palette & Chisel Academy, the Naperville Art League and the first awarded signature member of the Oil Pastel Society. His art is shown at the Anam Galley in Naperville and the Heinrich Art Gallery in Aurora. The oil pastel paintings can be viewed daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. April 1 through May 6 in the Krasa Center Gallery. For more information, contact Fr. Michael at (630) 829-6270 or visit www.georgeshepperley.com.

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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.