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The annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition opens at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, with a reception, juror’s talk and award presentation by Noritaka Minami. Minami, this year’s juror, is a Chicago-based artist photographer who holds an MFA from UC Irvine. He has taught photography at Harvard University, Wellesley College, UC Berkeley and...
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...
Jack Olson Gallery
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery, part of the School of Art and Design, will host its annual High School Invitational from Monday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 8. The exhibition in Room 200 of the Visual Arts Building showcases works by high school students from northern Illinois. In conjunction with the exhibition, the School of Art...
Brewing Identity: The Art of Craft Beer
The Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) continues to give critical acclaim and recognition to NIU museums, galleries and the university’s Museum Studies certificate of graduate study. Awards will come during the association’s annual Fall Conference, which begins Thursday, Sept. 24, in Springfield. This year marks the fourth year the association honors a graduate student in...
Nina Rizzo’s “In Between Trees,” Gouache on paper, 2014
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will host “Focus,” an exhibition celebrates artistry and research produced as the direct outcome of recent School of Art and Design faculty sabbatical leaves. The show runs from Monday, Aug. 31, through Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Room 200 of the Visual Arts Building. A reception is planned from 4:30 to 6...
“Aveces” by Ruben Aguirre
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will host “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” from Friday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 26. An opening reception and curator’s talk begins at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” explores how the aesthetics and processes of graffiti have been reinterpreted in the careers of professional artists. Chicagoans...
The NIU Art Museum will present Local Visions: Selections From Area Collections, a diverse exhibition featuring art and objects belonging to local residents. The exhibition opens Tuesday, January 6, and runs through Saturday, February 21. A public reception will be held Thursday, January 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and will feature a gallery talk by artists, collectors...