Created in 1985 as a memorial to the Rev. Edward M. Catich–founder of the St. Ambrose College Art Department in 1939 and world-renowned calligrapher, stone incisor and artist–this intimate gallery was re-configured in 2002 to host contemporary art exhibits featuring the work of regional and national artists as well as faculty and seniors graduating with honors. The Catich Gallery is a member of the Association of College & University Museums & Galleries (ACUMG).
Andrew Borowiec's series, The New Heartland, is a photographic investigation of Ohio's cultural landscape that explores how prevailing social and environmental attitudes, perceptions, and values are reflected in the ways that people shape their surroundings.
OCT 23–NOV 22 | Margaret Whiting explores contemporary issues related to land use, and encourages thoughtful consideration of the laws that regulate American society's impact on the land. Discarded law books, science books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and maps are used as her medium.
Both artists' work opens the floor to conversations on materiality and the "thing" - both in the physical and conceptual sense.
Artist and Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, John Hitchcock uses the print medium–with its long history of social and political commentary–to explore relationships of community, land, and culture.
Featuring the work of St. Ambrose Art Department's full-time faculty members Kathryn Anderson, Renee Meyer Ernst, Clea Felien, Joseph Lappie, and Kristin Quinn.
Featuring works by Fr. Edward M. Catich - world renowned liturgical artist, calligrapher, painter, and stone incisor - who was the founder of the Art Department at St. Ambrose University. The works featured will perhaps open the door to connections between Fr. Catich's home life and work.