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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...
Community School of the Arts
Registration is open for the fall semester at the NIU Community School of the Arts, sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The community school offers year-round programming, with 80 teachers and 400 students who come from 50 towns and cities for classes, lessons and ensembles. Programs for children and adults begin in...
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...
Rich Holly, dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, welcomes the workshop participants to DeKalb.
Current and future Illinois museum leaders held a professional development workshop to consider 21st century cultural heritage dilemmas and their impact on the museum community. The workshop, held April 16 on the NIU campus and at the Ellwood House Museum, was organized by the NIU Museum Studies Program, the Illinois Association of Museums and Ellwood....
Celeste Rapone’s “Pie Contest,” oil on canvas, 2012
The NIU Art Museum will host a joint reception for its exhibitions “Hoarding, Amassing and Excess” and “Looting, Hoarding, Collecting … ” from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3. This event is free and open to the public. Several exhibiting artists from “Hoarding, Amassing and Excess” will be around during the reception to give informal...
“Death of Big Foot at Wounded Knee,” Jan. 1, 1891. Photo Source: Library of Congress
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum will present “Looting, Hoarding, Collecting …,” an exhibition curated by students in the Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation class as a part of the Museum Studies graduate certificate program at NIU. “Looting, Hoarding, Collecting …” will be on view in the North and Hall Case Galleries of the NIU Art Museum...
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...
A drawing by Mark Fox
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum will present “Hoarding, Amassing and Excess,” a group exhibition featuring work by 17 contemporary artists. This show will be held in the Rotunda and South galleries of the NIU Art Museum from Tuesday, March 25, through Friday, May 23, with a public reception scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m....
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...
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