As part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of NIU’s Jack Arends Hall, home to the School of Art and Design, the Backspace Gallery presents “All Sheets to the Wind – Works on Paper” an exhibition featuring work from NIU alumni, faculty, retirees and visiting artists.  

There is an open to the public reception, Thursday, September 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Jack Arends Hall to coincide with the opening of five anniversary-related exhibitions including:

Full poster for Sheets to the WindAll Sheets to the Wind – Works on Paper
Featuring NIU School of Art and Design alumni, faculty, retirees and visiting artists
Backspace Gallery, First Floor, Jack Arends Hall
September 20, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

“Sweet, Golden and Delicious”
NIU School of Art and Design Alumni Invitational Exhibition
NIU Art Gallery, Altgeld Hall
The exhibition runs August 28 – October 19.

Golden: SoAD Arends Hall 50th Anniversary Juried Alumni Exhibition
Juror: Dan Silverstein, Associate Director of Exhibitions and Collections Logistics Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston (BFA 1991)
Jack Olson Gallery, Second Floor, Jack Arends Hall
The exhibition runs September 4 to October 19.

Alumni Open Mail Art Show
Annette and Jerry Johns Student Art Gallery, Second Floor, Jack Arends Hall
The exhibition runs August 27 to October 19.

Alumni Salon
VAB Second Floor West Hallway North Display Cases, Jack Arends Hall
The exhibition runs September 4 to October 19.

“All Sheets tot he Wind” features works by School of Art and Design faculty retirees Dorothea Bilder, David Driesbach, Ben Mahmoud and Gordon Dorn, School of Art and Design alumni Ryan Travis Christian (class of ’07), Geoffrey Todd Smith (’97), Kelsea Nichols (’17), Brandon Oswalt (’17) and Noah Wandrey (’16), and visiting artists Richard Hunt and Mathew Hopson Walker.