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School of Art and Design seeks entries for annual Community College Invitational Exhibition

The Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design is accepting entries for its annual Community College Student and Faculty Invitational Exhibition. The exhibition will run from January 15, 2023 through February 4, 2023. The student exhibition will be held...

NIU School of Art and Design’s Jack Olson Gallery hosts “Meeting of Makers: Merging of Space”

The Jack Olson Gallery of the NIU School of Art and Design is home to the exhibition "Meeting of Makers: Merging of Space" from August 29 through October 27. It is an invitational exhibition of artist printmakers with interest in installation. Works by Laura Berman,...

Art and Design’s Peter Van Ael and spouse Jessica Gondek to exhibition work at Bridgeport Art Center

Peter Van Ael, coordinator of the Jack Olson Gallery in the NIU School of Art and Design and museum studies faculty member, and his spouse, Jessica Gondek, will open an exhibition of their work at the Bridgeport Art Center, Friday, September 16. The exhibition is...

NIU Art and Design and NIU baseball alumnus Tim Kuncis brings sports art to famed locales

When former NIU baseball player Tim Kuncis, ’96, was majoring in art in college, it was not clear how or if he would use his degree. In fact, for the first two decades of his career, he worked in the trading pits of the Chicago Board of Trade before realizing his...
Retired Art History professor Avra Liakos passed at 86

Retired Art History professor Avra Liakos passed at 86

Avra Liakos, who taught art history in the NIU School of Art and Design from 1968 to 1999 passed away, April 29 at the age of 86. Avra was born in Athens, Greece and attended the University with the intention of studying law, but her love of art won out and she earned...

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