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Saint Xavier Art Gallery presents the work of Sister Solina Hicks, R.S.M.

Exhibition to take place from March 16 through April 9

Chicago (March 11, 2010) Saint Xavier University will feature a retrospective of the work of Sister Solina Hicks, R.S.M., from March 16 through April 9 at the SXU Gallery in the Warde Academic Center at the Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

This exhibition honors Sister Solina’s life of artistic celebration in a variety of media: painting, pen and ink and enamelwork. Join the Art Department for a reception and conversation with Sister Solina at 3:30 p.m. on Wed., March 31 in the SXU Gallery.

Sister Solina created the Saint Xavier College’s Shield in 1952, which remains a symbol of the University’s heritage and mission to this day. She also was instrumental in establishing the Art Department at Saint Xavier and served as its first Chair.

After leaving SXU in 1965, Sister Solina opened an art department at a New York university, spent a summer in Paris, and almost 20 years on an Indian reservation. Loving God, art and teaching has been her creed throughout her life. Still an active artist at age 97, she maintains a studio in the Mercy Convent.

The SXU Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.



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