Rick Valicenti was invited to be Loyola University Chicago's 2016–17 Artist-in-Residence. An exhibtion of his work, titled (maybe) THIS TIME, introduced Valicenti to Loyola and the local community through a variety of designed artifacts accompanied by text. (maybe) THIS TIME comments on and responds to social issues, and it is dedicated to the Loyola fine art seniors as they prepare for upcoming work with Valicenti on gun violence.
11 October – 26 November 2016 in the Ralph Arnold Gallery.
"…if nothing else, (maybe) This Time can at least inspire confrontation. I want to inspire more discourse and more conversation around difficult issues." – Rick Valicenti in conversation with Alexandra Senycia of Loyola
"The exhibit was amazing; I haven’t stopped thinking about it. It’s replaced Wallace Stevens’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” as my favorite poem. And the extraordinary generosity of the private tour was really special." – Jules Law, Professor of English, Northwestern University