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…)
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.
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…)
Chloe Topf, a Visual Communication major in the School of Art and Design recently earned Best of Show for her work, “Sound Connection” at the 19th Annual 2019 Self Employment in the Arts (SEA) Conference in Chicago, February 23 and 24. (more…)
If you like your moons big, 2019 has started off with a bang for you. March 21 brings us the third month in a row when we’ve had a chance to see a “Super Moon.” To put it simply, a Super Moon is when the moon is full and at the closest point to the Earth in its monthly orbit around our planet. (more…)
Arlene Turner-Crawford, School of Art and Design class of 1971 has been chosen to receive an award from the NIU Alumni Association for her achievements in the arts. (more…)