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The artistic process is one of iteration, where the artist continually revisits the work to reflect and refine. This recursive process can manifest itself in the formal and conceptual qualities of the artwork itself, producing works that embody, parallel and explore the patterns of artistic perception and creation. NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will explore those...
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NIU’s Community School of the Arts is offering lessons this spring in guitar and piano. To learn more, or to register, call (815) 753-1450. Jaina Krueger teaches the group piano lessons to students ages 13 to adults. The classes meet Mondays from Jan. 25 through April 18 with no class March 14. Square One Piano:...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts will host several winter recitals and concerts from Saturday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 12. Solo and ensemble performances are featured in the Recital Hall and Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. All are free and open to the public. Saturday, Dec. 5 Showcase Recitals are at...
Women In To Light
The NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present “Women In To Light,” in conjunction with the annual Freshman BFA Showcase from Wednesday, Dec. 2, through Sunday, Dec. 6. “Women In To Light” is directed by NIU faculty member Kay Martinovich, who describes the work as “devised” because she and the all-female cast created it...
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Cor Cantiamo, an ensemble-in-residence at the NIU School of Music, has received a $4,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The grant will help fund a commissioning project that Cor Cantiamo is planning for its 2016-17 concert season. Cor Cantiamo has developed a commissioning project that brings together the creative energies of nationally acclaimed composer...
Close-up of a cello and bow
CSA Chamber Intensive Groups perform the music of Haydn, Beethoven and Shostakovich in recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in Room 173 of the NIU Music Building. The recital is free and open to the public. Making their public performance debut will be Provázek Quartet, featuring violinists Chantel Davis and Charlotte Donelson, violist Jacob...
Altgeld Hall in snow
NIU is currently conducting searches for new deans to lead three colleges. A search for a new dean of the College of Law will launch soon. College of Visual and Performing Arts NIU is seeking an experienced, energetic and visionary leader to serve as the dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The...
Album cover of “Ten Summoner’s Tales”
Members of the NIU Percussion Ensemble will present a spectacular concert featuring the entire “Ten Summoner’s Tales” album by well-known singer and songwriter Sting. The performance at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, will combine modern percussion ensemble sounds with musical traditions from around the world to highlight Sting’s musical depth and artistry. Sure to prove...
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The NIU Community School of the Arts has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund, administered by the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Wurlitzer Foundation grants provide financial assistance to further music education, music appreciation and performance to organizations and schools serving DeKalb County and the Chicago metropolitan area. “It is...
Christine LoFaso: “Fifty Knots.” Linen cord, clay slip, installation detail.
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum and the Office of the President are celebrating NIU’s artistry and talent from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at a public reception in Altgeld Hall. Visitors will see recent work by faculty and teaching staff from the NIU School of Art and Design exhibited at the Art...
NIU dance student and professor
The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance Fall 2015 Dance Concert will showcase the training and many talents of the student dancers in the school’s dance performance program. Opening Thursday, Nov. 19, the concert will feature six performance pieces with multiple styles of dance each of the four consecutive nights. “Classical dancing mixed...
Shakespeare
The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance upcoming Studio Series play, “Measure for Measure,” by William Shakespeare, is a dark comedy written by the most important playwright of the English Renaissance, according to its director, Alex Gelman. “It’s one of the greatest,” Gelman says, “written by one of the greatest ever.” Opening Thursday,...
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