2010
"Imagine New Orleans" celebrates the life and culture of "The Big Easy"

"Imagine New Orleans" celebrates the life and culture of "The Big Easy"
January 20, 2010

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

Eighty original works of art that celebrate the life, music, religion and culture of New Orleans will be on display at Benedictine University through February 26. “Imagine New Orleans” is the second exhibition of the 2010 season at Benedictine. The exhibit is the product of IArtists, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization con¬ceived solely to make artwork to benefit the residents and survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Each of the artworks in the exhibition will eventually be made into prints and offered for selection by newly-rehoused residents of New Orleans to beautify their new homes. “Imagine New Orleans” is located in the University’s newly al¬located exhibition space on the second floor of the Joseph and Bess Kindlon Hall of Learning. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public. A Mardi Gras-style party and recep¬tion will be held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5. Costumes are welcome. For more information regarding IArtists or the exhibition, contact Uni¬versity art curator Teresa J. Parker at tparker@ben.edu or by calling 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.