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Jack Olson Gallery announces fall exhibitions

August 27, 2013

Logo of ASP w KatowicachNIU’s Jack Olson Gallery has announced its schedule of exhibitions for the fall semester.

Located in Room 200 of the Visual Arts Building, the Olson Gallery  is the cornerstone of exhibition programming promoted by the NIU School of Art. Its unique mission brings thought-provoking exhibitions to the northern Illinois region and provides an exhibition venue for the latest creative efforts of art students and faculty.

Complemented by an extensive visiting artists and scholars lecture series, the Olson Gallery and nearby Gallery 214 serve as a cultural center for the visual arts that serves the campus community and the region.

All programming is offered free to the public.

The Jack Olson Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday during the academic year. For more information, call (815) 753-4521 or email [email protected].

The Design Department at The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Wednesday, Oct. 16
  • Curated by Ola Giza
  • Reception: Thursday, Sept. 19

After serving as a branch location for 50 years, the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice began its independent existence Sept. 1, 2001, when it separated from the well-respected Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. The political changes in the 1980s in central Europe greatly contributed to this separation.

The once-small school quickly reestablished a new identity and flourished radically in the new political climate. Given the new opportunities, the school became an incubator of new ideas and initiatives such as international exhibitions, workshops and internships, various artist visits from all over the world and foreign student and faculty exchanges. The academy is firmly rooted in the old traditions of art and design and educational institutions in Poland.

This exhibition presents work from students and faculty from the Design Department of the Academy and demonstrates the process of a student going through the entire course study.

High School Invitational

  • Monday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 9
  • Closing Reception and Award Presentation:¬† 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9

This annual exhibition shows work by high school students from northern Illinois.

Juried Grad Show

  • Friday, Nov. 22, through Wednesday, Dec. 11
  • Reception and Presentation: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21

This annual juried exhibition shows work by current NIU School of Art MFA and MA students.