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Art Museum offers woodcut workshop April 28

April 18, 2012

Woodcut of a handThe NIU Art Museum will host a woodcut workshop for teens and adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the fourth floor printmaking studio of the Visual Arts Building.

Led by Amelia Spinney, an NIU graduate student and Community School of the Arts instructor, this workshop is being held in conjunction with the current exhibition, “The Golden Age of Wordless Novels and Artist Illustrated Books, 1917-1951.”

The workshop is free but requires pre-registration by Wednesday, April 25, and is limited to 10 participants. Call (815) 753-1936 to register. The museum will be open until 4 p.m. so participants can visit after the workshop.

The exhibition is organized by NIU graduate students enrolled in the Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation class and is on display through Friday, May 25.

Located on the west-end first floor of Altgeld Hall, the galleries are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment for group tours.

This workshop and exhibition are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; the Friends of the NIU Art Museum; and the Dean’s Circle of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, NIU Foundation.

Call (815) 753-1936 for more information.