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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...
Sinclair Bell, associate professor of art history at NIU, is the co-editor of a new book on the ancient Etruscans published by Wiley-Blackwell press. Professor Bell co-edited this volume with his colleague, Alexandra Carpino, professor of art history and chair of the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University. Their new collection, “A...
Ceramic bowls
Undergraduate and graduate ceramics students in the NIU Ceramic Arts Organization will sell their creations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Thursday Feb. 4. Items for sale are functional, including serving bowls, mugs, platters, jewelry, cups, plates, small bowls, spoons and vases. Customers also can buy grab bags containing three to...
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...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s winter programs and events complement the bevy of work currently on view in the NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial invitational exhibition. Many of the NIU Art Museum’s events and programs are free and open to the public. For  more information, call (815) 753-1936 or email [email protected]
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...
David Teng Olsen
David Teng Olsen, an artist of indefatigable energy, will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building. Olsen’s work merges the worlds of mural painting, printmaking, animation, interactive digital media and performance. He has created site-specific installations across the country, and has collaborated on numerous animation projects; his...
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...
Doug Boughton
NIU’s Doug Boughton, a world leader in the advocacy of “visual culture” curriculum for art education, has been named the 2015 Illinois Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. The award, given by the Illinois Art Education Association, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member annually. Chosen for his outstanding...
Art Express for children ages 4 to 12 begins Saturday, Sept. 19, and meets for six Saturdays. Children create art and crafts through a variety of media in a fun and exploratory atmosphere. Every semester, new lessons with a new theme are designed and taught with an expressive and multicultural approach to let children use...
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...
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