NIU Art Museum Public Reception

NIU Art Museum Reception

All are invited to attend a free public reception to celebrate guest alumni artists and former faculty of Northern Illinois University’s School of Art & Design on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the NIU Art Museum – First Floor of Altgeld Hall, 595 College Ave in DeKalb.

This reception is being held in conjunction with the Art Museum’s two current exhibitions commemorating the 50th year of Jack Arends Hall.

Current exhibitions:

SWEET, Golden and Delicious…”Faculty-select and Museum-certified”
NIU Studio and Design Alumni Artists
August 28 – October 19, 2018
South and Rotunda Galleries, NIU Art Museum

An invitational exhibition of studio and design alumni artists recommended by current and former faculty, SWEET, Golden and Delicious… presents recent work by six dozen artists from five decades representing eleven areas of visual study. Artists needed to be actively practicing and showing their work. Works on view represent a variety of approaches to photography, sculpture, fiber, jewelry and metalwork, printmaking, illustration, ceramics, painting, drawing, graphic design, and time arts. In addition, there is a sound piece, and video documentation of an artist creating a lithograph, and of a large public art piece being made.

Imagery and Icons:
Former Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty exhibition
September 18 – October 19, 2018
North Gallery, NIU Art Museum

As part of the alumni exhibitions and anniversary celebrations this exhibition showcases work from former faculty in an intimate, salon style exhibition. Participating artists at this time include: Renie Adams, Walter Ball, Jay Paul Bell, Richard Beard, Dorothea Bilder, Robert Bornheutter, David Bower, Karen Brown, David Driesbach, Yale Factor, Larry Gregory, Andrew Liccardo, Ben Mahmoud, Ron Mazanowski, Philip Melnick, Ashley Nason, Mark A. Nelson, Jack Olson, Charlotte Rollman, John Rooney, Lee Sido, Doug Stewart, Ed Syrek, and Bruce White.

These exhibitions are part of a larger School of Art and Design celebration of alumni as guest artists, scholars and educators. To learn more about this celebration please visit the School of Art and Design.