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 history of the DeKalb County Community Foundation and original artwork created by NIU Time Arts students. (more…)
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 the theater technical costume classes. In 1998, she became Costume Designer and added Theater Undergraduate Advisor to her duties, which, unbeknownst to her at the time, set her on a course to become associate dean in 2013. (more…)
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 receiving the award, Freedman gave the Lowenfeld Lecture at the annual meeting of the NAEA this March in Seattle. (more…)
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. (more…)
Works from four NIU School of Art and Design students are on display at the NIU Graphic Design Show, April 23-May 11 at the NIU Chicago Center.