The Destruction of Memory, an 85-minute documentary on the increase in the destruction of culture and artifacts, kicks off the 2019-2020 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series. The film will be shown, free of charge and open to the public, Tuesday, September 24 at 5 p.m. in room 100 of Jack Arends Hall on NIU’s main campus, followed by a question and answer session with filmmaker Tim Slade. (more…)
A rare confluence of events will occur this week when not only will we see the first Friday the 13th full moon in the Central Time Zone since 2000, it’s also what’s known as a “harvest moon” because it’s the full moon closest to the September 23rd autumnal equinox.
A book is for sale to commemorate the alumni and faculty art exhibition held last fall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jack Arends Hall, home to the NIU School of Art and Design. (more…)
NIU alumni Iga Puchalska, and her husband Jason Judd recently opened New Genres Art Space in Rockford.
They met in graduate school at NIU’s School of Art and Design. Puchalska earned her MFA in Time Arts, and Judd in Fine/Studio Arts. The couple says the mission of New Genres Art Space is to be a diverse and inclusive contemporary art space that considers digital and emerging art as a form of expression, education, and social change. (more…)
Mike Rea (left) and Roger Allan Cleaves
Mike Rea, associate professor of sculpture in the School of Art and Design is part of an exhibition titled, “Reveries: Monsters & Melodies” at Globe Dye Works in Philadelphia.
He is co-exhibiting with Roger Allan Cleaves, an artist based in Memphis, Tenn.
View a photo gallery of the exhibition.
For many, retirement is the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Some people take that concept more literally than others. Joan Smola, office support specialist in the College of Education, will retire from NIU at the end of June after 15 years. Her plan for retirement is a little different than most. (more…)