SXU to host the work of artist Barbara Blacharczyk

Saint Xavier University will host an art exhibit featuring the work of Barbara Blacharczyk from Wed., Nov. 2 to Tues., Nov. 29. The exhibit, titled “Formation and Flux: Drawings from the Water and Shell Series,” includes pencil, charcoal and ink drawings and will be on display in the SXU Gallery, located in the Warde Academic Center at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. The exhibit also includes an artist’s lecture and reception at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Gallery.

The exhibit features drawings from Blacharczyk’s “Weaving Waters” and “Formation of Shells” series. Blacharczyk describes “Weaving Waters” as “a visual expression of the transience experienced when interacting with the powerful force of water” that was inspired by a visit to Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory. She said the “Formation of Shells” series “captures the energy of creation” and that the “rendering of transparency accelerates the slow process of shell formation into one moment in time.”

The SXU Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, and will be closed from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27. For more information, please contact the Gallery at 773-298-3081.