Sycamore Depot Light Show features work from NIU School of Art and Design students

The Sycamore Depot Light Show is back, featuring the artwork of NIU School of Art and Design students.  Starting at dusk (approximately 8:45 p.m.) Saturday, May 19 the outer walls of the historic Sycamore Train Depot will be lit with artwork depicting the 25 year...

VPA’s Melanie Parks is headed west after 28 years at NIU

Melanie Parks, who has been a part of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts for 28 years, is leaving the university at the end of June for sunny California.  Parks started her NIU career as Costume Director in the School of Theatre and Dance, and taught all of...

School of Art and Design’s Kerry Freedman wins Lowenfeld Award

Kerry Freedman, Professor of Art Education in the School of Art and Design at NIU was named the winner of the 2018 Lowenfeld Award, granted annually by the National Art Education Association and considered the most significant award in the industry. As well as...

New exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art features works from School of Art and Design’s Jessica Labatte

The exhibition "Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography" opens this week at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, and it features two works from NIU School of Art and Design Instructor of Photography Jessica Labatte. The exhibition is a survey...

VPA’s Melanie Parks is headed west after 28 years at NIU

Melanie Parks, who has been a part of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts for 28 years, is leaving the university at the end of June for sunny California.  Parks started her NIU career as Costume Director in the School of Theatre and Dance, and taught all of...

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