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NIU and DeKalb’s annual art celebration ARTigras returns May 4

NIU and DeKalb’s annual art celebration ARTigras returns May 4

Artigras

ARTigras is an annual event developed by the NIU School of Art and Design in partnership with the City of DeKalb to create a fun and creative celebration of the arts – something new for the area to bring our community together. The first inaugural ARTigras took place in May 2015, hosting hundreds of participants and attendees. We look forward to sharing this annual arts celebration with the NIU and DeKalb community members. (more…)

Alumni Speakers in Art History series presents talk on the impact of The Black Arts Movement on diversity in Art History

Alumni Speakers in Art History series presents talk on the impact of The Black Arts Movement on diversity in Art History

The final lecture of this year’s Elizabeth Allen Visiting Alumni Speakers in Art History Lecture Series features Freida High Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis’ talk: A Sankofa Moment in 2019: The Impact of The Black Arts Movement On Diversity in Art History and Museums in the New Millennium, Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in room 103 of Jack Arends Hall the visual arts building on the NIU main campus.

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What Art and Design alumna Laura Fenwick has learned by throwing herself into the deep end

What Art and Design alumna Laura Fenwick has learned by throwing herself into the deep end

Laura Fenwick

Courtesy Laura Fenwick (photo credit: Robby Klein)

Laura Fenwick is a 2012 graduate of NIU. She founded Fenwick Photo Arts in Nashville, Tenn. in 2013, “on the belief that art is the universal language of understanding, storytelling, mystery, and love. And, that each of those elements is paramount to a good day. Today, the company specializes in art partnerships, extended travel series, and building strong visual narratives for brands and social initiatives alike.” (more…)