Special events offered for Illinois Institute of Art students looking to transfer to NIU

Special events offered for Illinois Institute of Art students looking to transfer to NIU

The NIU School of Art and Design’s streamlined process for accepting transfer students is just one of the perks that separates us from other institutions.  Transfers have the opportunity to join other dynamic artists at NIU and become a vital part of a world-class program with diverse offerings and accomplished faculty who encourage them to freely explore and express their art. (more…)

Artifacts – the alumni newsletter for the School of Art and Design returns

Artifacts – the alumni newsletter for the School of Art and Design returns

After an absence of more than a decade and a half, Artifacts, the School of Art and Design alumni newsletter has returned in electronic form.  The newsletter, which features alumni profiles, upcoming events and opportunities for alums to share their news was e-mailed to alumni, and can be found online as part of the NIU Arts Blog at niuarts.com/artifacts. (more…)

Garden in the Sky at the Illinois State Museum in Lockport Gallery

Garden in the Sky at the Illinois State Museum in Lockport Gallery

John Siblik, Director of the NIU School of Art and Design was commissioned by The Gaylord Building, a holding of the National Historic Trust. The Project received grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Garden in the Sky project is also supported by the Illinois State Museum and displayed as an outdoor exhibition for their gallery in Lockport, Ill.  With the assistance of three School of Art and Design students; Shane Bowers, an MFA student in sculpture, Michael Allen, a BFA student in photography and recent MFA graduate in painting, Naomi Ellison, “Garden in the Sky” is on display now through October 6 at the Lockport Gallery site along the I&M (Illinois and Michigan) Canal.

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