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Corn Fest offered more than food, music and carnival rides. Attentive eyes might have caught the first glimpses of the “Downtown Initiative.” Launched by a volunteer squad of undergraduate and graduate students from the NIU School of Art and Design, the project comes in response to NIU President Doug Baker‘s pillars. Talk about Student Career...
Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes, professor of printmaking in the NIU School of Art and Design, is off to Serbia, where his work is being featured in the Second International Printmaking Triennial. Held in Belgrade, the exhibition of Barnes’ work is being presented at the Centre for Graphic Arts and Visual Researches AKADEMIJA, Faculty of Fine Arts, University...
A photo of six jars of colorful paint
Several art education faculty members and doctoral students in the NIU School of Art and Design have been busy internationally over the past few months. Professor Richard Siegesmund has been invited by the German Ministry of Education to be one of 60 educators invited to a two-day workshop on future directions of the German national...
Tammy Kordik is making art contagious with her students.
What’s in the water? Passersby have noticed that wooden arches have popped up in the Illinois and Michigan Canal near Ninth Street in Lockport. John Siblik, a Lemont native and alumnus of Northern Illinois University, banded branches together to make these 101 sculptures, which extend a half mile in the water as part of Lockport’s...
Eric Pairitz and NIU alumna Michelle Pairitz
NIU School of Art alumna Michelle Pairitz, a principal of the Chicago office of smartdept. inc., considers herself an “aspiring Picasso.” Residents of Geneva are likely to dispute the “aspiring” part of that description, however, now that Pairitz and her husband, Eric, made a very public return to their painterly roots. Michelle Pairitz, who earned...
Mad Art Gallery: The Desire For ...
An upcoming exhibition at Mad Art Gallery in St. Louis will feature the work of photography students from the NIU School of Art. This exhibition – “The Desire For… ” – will run from Tuesday, June 3, through Saturday, June 21. A public reception will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 13....
BFA 2014
Spring 2014 BFA graduates from the NIU School of Art will host an exhibition of their works through Saturday, May 10. An opening reception will take place from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Jack Olson Gallery, Gallery 214 and Gallery 215 on Fourth Street in DeKalb. A free shuttle will offer...
Photo of onion soup and bread
The 16th annual “Empty Bowls” project is scheduled for Thursday, March 27. Reservations are recommended for either of the two seatings at 4:30 and 6 p.m. in the Chandelier Room, 143 Adams Hall. The menu includes chicken tortilla soup, stuffed bell pepper soup, broccoli-cheddar soup and vegan minestrone soup. Guests also can munch on a...
Kryssi Staikidis
Kryssi Staikidis, associate professor of art education in the NIU School of Art, has received the 2014 Western Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award from the National Art Education Association. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of an outstanding NAEA member...
Book cover of “Never Leave Well Enough Alone”
Lisa S. Banu, an assistant professor of electronic and time-based art at Purdue University’s Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, will visit NIU to speak on “Lipstick, Brassieres and Eyelashes: Raymond Loewy’s Superficial Depth.” Part of the 2013-2014 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Speaker Series in Art History, the event begins at 5...
Summer camp: visual arts
Dance, visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at Northern Illinois University this summer. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Dance Camp is...
“Quid Pro Quo” by Michael Rea. Wood, wood-fill, polystyrene and rope (2013)
In conjunction with the NIU School of Art Faculty Exhibition, the NIU Art Museum has announced programming for the months of January and February. This exhibition will be on display until Saturday, Feb. 15. All events take place in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, Jan. 15: 12:10 to 12:150 p.m. Cindy...
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