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Helen and James Merritt
The NIU Art Museum will present “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen Merritt” from Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 16. This intimate memorial exhibition features some of the ceramic figurines, wall pieces, monumental vases and simple functional pots that the late Helen Merritt made over the years. “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen...
God Save the Queen!
Stephen Eskilson, a professor of art history at Eastern Illinois University, will visit the NIU campus at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, to lecture on “Détournement—Subversive Visual Communication.” Professor Eskilson’s lecture in Gabel Hall 126 springs from an exhibition he curated this autumn at EIU. The exhibition takes as its starting point the visual and conceptual...
Yarn/Wire
The NIU School of Music’s New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Gregory Beyer, will be joined in November by New York City-based ensemble Yarn/Wire. The groups will present two programs of music by major composers of the 20th century. This multi-day event scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, will be the...
Ann C. Gunter, professor of art history, classics and humanities at Northwestern University, will deliver a lecture at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, on “Gifts, Exchange, and Acquisition: Greece and Its Near Eastern Neighbors.” The lecture in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building will be illustrated. Professor Gunter received her Ph.D. in Near Eastern...
Philip S. Wells, former associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a professor in the School of Art, died Monday, Sept. 5, at his home in Laconia, N. H. He was 81. Wells joined the art education faculty at NIU in 1968, arriving from Schenectady, N.Y., where he had been head...
The DeKalb Area Women’s Center will host “Echoing Balance,” a solo exhibition of Siew Lian Lim, in its galleries from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Friday, Oct. 28. An artist’s reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. Lim is in her final year...
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will host “Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art” from Monday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 13. Reception and gallery talks are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. Related programming: Thursday, Sept. 15: Visiting Artist Talk by Jeff Crisman from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26: Visiting Artist...
Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman, professor and head of the Art Education division in the NIU School of Art, recently was awarded a grant from the National Art Education Foundation to continue her work on the international project she is directing. The title of the project is “Art Education and Visual Learning Networks: Lessons about Creativity and Cognition from...
Photo of a paint brush on canvas
Derek Guthrie, co-founder of the New Art Examiner, will speak at noon Wednesday, March 30, in Room 103 of the Visual Arts Building. Guthrie will present “Some Thoughts on Independence in the Art World,” a colorful view on the contemporary art world in Chicago and beyond. The event is free and open to the public. For...
Michael Disa
NIU alum Mike Disa, director and co-writer of soon-to-be-released animated film “Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil,” will return to campus next week to speak about his life and work in the Hollywood movie business. Disa, who graduated from NIU School of Art in 1987 with a bachelor’s of fine arts degree in art and computer...
Photo of soup, breads and tomatoes
The 13th annual “Empty Bowls” project is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30. 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 noodle soup, broccoli-cheddar soup, minestrone soup and chunky pizza soup, a tomato-based concoction with cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms....
A work by Ethan Jackson
NIU will welcome artist-in-residence Ethan Jackson for a series of events scheduled from Monday, Jan. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 27. Jackson, whose works are part of the inVISIBLE exhibition at the NIU Art Museum, will hold a public lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. He will...
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