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Campus community invited to Feb. 12 art show

February 5, 2014

NIU Art Museum logoNorthern Illinois University will host a joint exhibition and closing reception in Altgeld Hall from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the NIU Art Museum and the Office of the President.

NIU President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover will be present for a final viewing of the NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition at the Art Museum and a display of NIU sudent illustration and design in the president’s office.

As part of NIU’s Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow initiative, the president’s house and office were decorated with student artwork. NIU School of Art student works of art were installed in President Baker’s office during the Fall 2013 semester and included representative work of six recent illustration majors and two graphic design majors.

The pieces are all digital  prints on archival paper made from original art and  were selected by current graduate students Jessie Knirsch (painting) and Daniel Jasa (printmaking), who served as curators for the student  works on exhibit at both the president’s house and office. Knirsch and Jasa also matted and framed the selected pieces, arranged them in the spaces and installed the works on the walls as part of their real world experience as “gallerists.”

Student artists whose work can be seen during the closing reception at the president’s office include Nate Crocker, Hannah Drinnenberg, Brooke Engelhart, Melanie Gibb, Jiaqi He, Dan Horan, Lindsay Leader and Mindy Suthamchai. Knirsch and Jasa will be at the reception to talk about their curatorial decisions.

Parking is available in the lot northeast of Gilbert and College Drives.

The Office of the President is located on the third floor, center of Altgeld Hall. The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor on the building’s west end. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Large group visits and guided tours may be arranged by appointment.

For more information, call (815) 753-1936.