Friday, February 1, 2008

SXU Gallery hosts “Hero Show – Arts of Admiration”

Digital art exhibit runs Feb. 8 through 18

Chicago (Feb. 1, 2008) The works of 39 Saint Xavier University digital art and design students will be showcased beginning Feb. 8 at Saint Xavier University’s SXU Gallery, 3700 W. 103rd St., Chicago.

The “Hero Show – Arts of Admiration” exhibit focuses on each student’s personal conception of a hero, such as a parent, a close friend or even an interpretation of him or herself.

“Our students examine the idea of heroes from the perspectives of bravery and admiration,” said SXU Art and Design Associate Professor Nathan Peck.

Peck’s students pursue a particular theme each semester, culminating in an exhibition to gain feedback from viewers. They create pieces using computers during the fall semester, including t-shirt designs, posters, magazines and Web sites.

“We hope to draw local art enthusiasts to meet and talk with the student creators, many of whom are first-time artists,” he said.

Previous exhibit themes include “Art of Games,” “Chicago Street Studies” and “Before and After.”
The Hero exhibit will be on display from Feb. 8 through 18. An artist’s reception will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the SXU Gallery.

The exhibit premiered in December at the Chicago Arts District gallery, located at 1945 S. Halsted St.

The SXU Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please contact the SXU Gallery at (773) 298-3081 or visit

Contact: Rick Ducat
773-298-3325 or

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