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  • BenU Mesa students present annual end of year Arts exhibition

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    April 15, 2019
    Mesa, Arizona ~ This month, on 2nd Friday, experience culture and art in downtown Mesa at Manifest 225, Benedictine University Mesa’s annual arts exhibition on May 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 225 East Main Street. Come see what BenU Mesa students are producing in their arts classes and what the school has to offer in terms of arts education at the university level. Guests will also get a chance to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and purchase artwork. 

    “Each year I am amazed at the breadth and quality of our student work. It’s great to see the students enter the professional world by exhibiting and selling their original art,” says Fine Arts Professor, Michael Tole.

    Works at the exhibit will include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital art, graphic design work, short videos, and a sharing of the university’s arts and literary magazine, Around the Ben, published in December of 2018. 

    “This is the third year that we have launched Around the Ben, BenU Mesa’s arts and literary magazine, a publication produced entirely by student contributors and editors,” says Communication Arts Professor, Laurelann Porter.

    In its sixth year of operation, BenU Mesa offers several art related degree programs: BFA in Studio Art, and BA degrees in Communication Arts and Graphic Design. This is the fifth iteration of the end of year exhibit, Manifest 225.  

    Benedictine University Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine was named among “America’s Top Colleges” for the seventh consecutive year in 2018 byForbes magazine. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (602) 888-5500, mesa@ben.eduor visit ben.edu/mesa. 
    Jeff Ames, Communications Director
    (602) 888-5500