Traditional Program News

Silver Lake College to Host Exhibit for Guest Artist Benjamin Sloma Jan. 21 – Feb. 22

Posted on January 10 2014

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is pleased to host a guest artist exhibit featuring paintings by Benjamin Sloma in the College’s Art Wing Gallery, on the first floor inside the east entrance to the main College building, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc, from January 21 through February 22, 2014. The exhibit is open to the public without charge from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday.

Benjamin Sloma was influenced by Wisconsin Regionalist painters of the time period 1910-1940 and he began collecting some of their works.  After a time of studying these artists, Sloma decided to try his hand at painting using exclusively oils. His appreciation for paintings of this era gave him a deep respect and reverence for the directness with which these artists approached their environment. Such representational painting possesses sincerity, and maybe a degree of sentimentality. Its message is neither elusive nor individualized - it is accessible and communal. “In so far as we are of the natural world we can know its beauty, and in that beauty there is a truth I seek to honor in my paintings,” shares Sloma.

Silver Lake College is a private, not-for-profit, 4-year liberal arts college founded in the Franciscan Catholic Tradition. Traditional residential undergraduate, adult degree completion, and graduate programs are offered to students of all faiths and backgrounds. The College Art Program offers bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art, Art Education and pre-Art Therapy. For more information about art exhibits and programs, please contact program director Sister Mariella Erdmann at or 920-686-6181, or visit