NIU Art Museum hosts silent auction to diversify its collection

NIU Art Museum hosts silent auction to diversify its collection

Library auctionThe Northern Illinois University Art Museum will be hosting a silent benefit auction of small art pieces. The goal is to raise funds to make targeted purchases to diversify the collection. With the intention of reflecting the changing demographics of the university and the region more accurately, this auction will raise funds to purchase artwork from the Brandywine Print Workshop, a diversity-driven printmaking studio selling underrepresented artists’ work.

The auction display and bidding will run from April 5 to May 6 in the museum’s North Gallery during normal gallery hours with bidding ending at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6. Artworks for sale include paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture with work by contemporary local favorites such as David Driesbach and Jay Ryan, and historical master draftspersons such as Honoré Daumier and Françisco Goya.

The last time funding was available for making targeted acquisitions for the museum was in the early 1980s, when the Illinois Arts Council Agency briefly provided resources for growing museum collections. A wonderfully eclectic, but admittedly unfocused collection has resulted from the generous largesse of individual donors. “As the collection has grown over the years, we are able to curate not just our exhibitions but our collection…we can focus on areas of strength and alleviate weaknesses,” said museum director Jo Burke. “But to be clear, the museum is not selling or deaccessioning anything from the existing collection, but inclusively adding to it.”

In support of diversification of the collection, several artists from the NIU School of Art and Design faculty and teaching staff (Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Kryssi Staikidis, Ben Stone, Peter Van Ael and Shei Chau Wang), the staff of the NIU Art Museum (Jo Burke and Peter Olson) and anonymous members of the Friends of the NIU Art Museum have donated pieces of their own artwork or from their personal collections as objects for us to auction. If you would like to assist the NIU Art Museum in this cause, please make a financial donation or bid on an artwork to add to your own collection.

COVID-19 Visitor Information

The Art Museum will follow the latest recommendations from university, local, state and federal guidance. Feeling sick or unwell? We ask anyone feeling unwell to postpone their visit for another time. Visitors are welcome on campus, but we ask that you take the same precautions we ask of our students, faculty and staff to protect yourself and others. For more information about the university’s health protocols and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, see www.niu.edu/protecting-the-pack/index.shtml. We encourage everyone to continue wearing a mask. However, we respect each individual’s choice. We ask that you are respectful of one another’s space as well as choice. Please continue to practice physical distancing between individuals and family groups.

About the NIU Art Museum

Serving Campus and Community by Balancing Traditional and Contemporary Art to Explore the Connections Made through Visual Culture.

Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts‘ vibrant and active arts community on campus, the Northern Illinois University Art Museum is a resource for the NIU campus, local community and beyond. Have our event announcements and program information delivered directly to your inbox. Sign up at go.niu.edu/artmuseumsubscribe.

The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, at the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drive on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Those using GPS can find us at 595 College Avenue, DeKalb.

Parking is available in the visitor pay lot located at 200 Carroll Avenue. Limited metered and accessible parking spaces are available in front of Lowden Hall with accessible aisles and route to Altgeld Hall. Campus parking is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. weeknights in nearby lots 3 and 14.

To request disability-related accommodations for museum programs:  please contact the museum at least one week in advance. Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

The exhibitions and programs of the NIU Art Museum are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the Friends of the NIU Art Museum; the NIU Arts and Culture Fee, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Season Presenting Sponsor Shaw Media.

Gallery Hours

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and by limited appointment for group tours
Closed university holidays and between exhibitions.

 

Northern Illinois University Art Museum presents Biennial School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

Northern Illinois University Art Museum presents Biennial School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum is pleased to announce the NIU School of Art and Design 2022 Faculty Biennial exhibition on display in the museum’s Altgeld Hall galleries Tuesday, Jan. 18 running through Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The biennial exhibition features the work of current full-time and part-time faculty and teaching staff.

Flying Naugas

Frank Trankina – “Flying Naugas,” oil on linen, 36″ x 48″, 2019.

The work on display represents the activity and interests of individual members of the School of Art and Design but also the breadth of the arts programs and disciplines offered at NIU. Work includes the fields of art and design education, art history, ceramics, drawing, fibers, illustration, metals and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, time arts and visual communications.

Featuring: Michael Barnes, Wes Beeler, Sasha Bitzer, Todd Buck, Amy Fleming, Billie Giese, Aleksandra Giza, Cynthia Hellyer Heinz, Joseph A. Insley, Jim Kearns, Jessica M. Labatte, Kimberly Martens, Helen Nagata, Jamie Obermeier, Heriberto Ponce, Catherine Raymond, Mike Rea, Nina Rizzo, Stephanie Sailer, John Siblik, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Kryssi Staikidis, Perrin Stamatis, Ben Stone, Frank Trankina, Peter Van Ael, Amanda VanValkenburg, Shei-Chau Wang.

A series of live, virtual and hybrid events, including scholarly talks and workshops are planned. We will follow current university, county, state and federal health guidelines for the safety of our visitors. Programming, gallery hours and capacity are subject to change during COVID-19.

Please check our website go.niu.edu/artmuseumevents for current visitor safety recommendations, hours, program schedule and instructions on how to join from home. Have our event announcements and program information delivered directly to your inbox. Sign up at go.niu.edu/artmuseumsubscribe.

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 – Virtual Event
“Myanmar Women Artists and the Art of Protest” Presentation given by NIU Art History Professor and Director for the Center for Burma Studies, Catherine Raymond.
5 to 6 p.m. CST Join Zoom Meeting
(Raymond): https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/85414995234?pwd=cndWcHRPTFhFUGtyNDBQazJHbjFiZz09  

Saturday, Feb. 12 – Virtual Event
“Mindfulness Through Still Life Photography” Workshop for ages 12 to adult, inspired by her series “Almanac for Shade Gardeners,” NIU Associate Professor Jessica M. Labatte will share her studio and working methods before leading the participants in the creation of their own still life photographs using mindful attention as a strategic practice.
No fancy equipment required. Use any image capture device such as a cell phone or tablet.
2 to 4:30 p.m. CST
Join Zoom Meeting (Labatte): https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/89571092887?pwd=cUtib2dZRUFWL1F4V3ZlZHd0anBkZz09

Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Virtual Event
“The Unconventional Letter: How to Make Design Distinct in the Digital Era”
Presentation by NIU Associate Professor of Visual Communications Aleksandra Giza on the powerful expressiveness of photography.
5 to 6 p.m. CST
Join Zoom Meeing (Giza): https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/81960130408?pwd=WVdSR2xxY1dUMmNMd1lBQkJlYlBUUT09

Thursday, Feb. 17 – Hybrid Event
“Birds, Bees, Artist”
Hybrid artist talk by NIU Studio Associate Professor Billie Giese on her mixed media work, photographs and videos inspired by her research in creating a suburban native habitat supporting pollinators, birds and other creatures.
In-person with limited seating: Altgeld Hall 125.
Noon – 1 p.m. CST
Join Zoom Meeting (Giese): https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/84116576832?pwd=R09QTm9OUnB3aWs2b2MycmhBazBCUT09

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 – Virtual Event
“Exploring Synaptic Sparks where Performance Arts and Woodblock Print Compositions Meet”
Presentation given by NIU Art History Associate Professor Helen Nagata.
5 to 6 p.m. CST
Join Zoom Meeting (Nagata): https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/82586088054?pwd=U1pwRzBtN1BGZWJnUnBVNXhPUDJhUT09

Exhibition Support

Artwork for the Faculty Biennial is on loan from the exhibiting artists and courtesy Western Exhibitions Gallery, Chicago. COVID-19 Visitor Information The Art Museum will follow the latest recommendations from university, local, state and federal guidance. Please review our current directions for visitors before planning your visit niu.edu/artmuseum/about/visit.shtml. Programming and gallery hours are subject to changes, additions or cancelations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeling sick or unwell? We ask anyone feeling unwell to postpone their visit for another time. Visitors are welcome on campus, but we ask that you take the same precautions we ask of our students, faculty and staff to protect yourself and others. Current practice is for all persons over two to be masked indoors and for separate parties to maintain social distance.

About the NIU Art Museum
Serving Campus and Community by Balancing Traditional and Contemporary Art to Explore the Connections Made through Visual Culture. Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ vibrant and active arts community on campus, the Northern Illinois University Art Museum is a resource for the NIU campus, local community and beyond.

The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, at the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drive on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Those using GPS can find us at 595 College Avenue, DeKalb.

Parking is available in the visitor pay lot located at 200 Carroll Avenue. Limited metered and accessible parking spaces are available in front of Lowden Hall with accessible aisles and route to Altgeld Hall. Campus parking is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. weeknights in nearby lots 3 and 14.

To request disability-related accommodations for museum programs: please contact the museum at least one week in advance. Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

The exhibitions and programs of the NIU Art Museum are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the Friends of the NIU Art Museum; the NIU Arts and Culture Fee, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Season Presenting Sponsor Shaw Media.

Gallery Hours
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and by limited appointment for group tours.
Closed university holidays and between exhibitions.

Exhibitions are free and open to the public following the latest guidance from university, local, state and federal guidance during COVID-19 pandemic. Current practice is for all persons over two to be masked indoors. Guests are reminded to maintain physical distance.

NIU Art Museum opens exhibitions that examine refugees and global humanitarian crises

NIU Art Museum opens exhibitions that examine refugees and global humanitarian crises

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s exhibition Refuge and Refugee as well as The Art of Surviving: The Journey of the Karen Refugees in Illinois organized by the Center for Burma Studies at NIU opens in the Art Museum’s Altgeld Hall galleries Tuesday, August 24 and runs through November 12. The exhibitions examine refugee experiences through recreations of home, glimpses of refugee camps, artifacts, textiles, oral histories and photographs as well as contemporary art media grappling with international refugee and immigration crises.

RefugeeRefuge and Refugee
The work of ten artists including one from the Museum’s permanent collection are presented in an examination of the global humanitarian crises as displaced persons forced to flee their native countries attempt to find refuge elsewhere. The artists, moved by current events and news reports, express their shock, horror, and critique of government polices as well as compassion for those impacted by these measures. Several of the artists with immigrant backgrounds relate their own struggles with identity to the inner struggle of missing home and attempting to adapt to a new land. Artists were selected from a national call for entry by the exhibition advisory committee and include: Luciana Abait, Karen Albanese Campbell, Yolanda del Amo, Tere Garcia, Judith Joseph, Rebecca Keller, Eddy A. López, Stephen Walt and Kathy Weaver.

The Art of Surviving: The Journey of the Karen Refugees in Illinois
This exhibition is based on work done by NIU PhD and MA students who either lived within the refugee camps along the Burma-Thai border or who worked with Illinois Karen Refugee communities for the last 15 years.  The exhibit looks at life in Burma, life in the refugee camp and life in the United States. The Karen, an ethnic group in southern Burma/Myanmar, has been in conflict with the government since 1949 first calling for an independent state and now representation in national government. During the decades-long conflict and violent military persecution many Karen escaped to refugee camps and/or resettled to a third country.  The exhibition ties the minority Karen refugee experience to a global perspective, engaging visitors in a critical dialogue on forced migration and displacement and what visitors can do to advocate for local refugee communities.

A full calendar of events including in-person, hybrid, Zoom virtual program URLs, as well as current COVID-19 visitor guidance may be found by visiting niu.edu/artmuseum.

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 2 – Hybrid Event
Curator’s Talk: The Making of the Exhibition
Curator Catherine Raymond, Ph.D. NIU professor of Art History, director of the Center for Burma Studies, and curator of the Burma Art collection will introduce two NIU alumni whose work inspired this exhibit. Thomas Rhoden, Ph.D. Political Science 2017, who lived for five years within the refugee camps along the Thai Burmese border. Karla Findley, MA Anthropology 2017, who has worked with Illinois Karen Refugee communities for the last 15 years. They will share their experience and the process of making this exhibition happen with the participation of the Aurora Karen community.
6 – 7 p.m. CDT; In-person with limited seating: Altgeld Hall 125
Join Zoom Meeting: https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/84996201108?pwd=dm0wc2doY3Y0ZXowcks2STdSVWRWQT09

Friday, September 10 – Virtual Event
Albany Park: The Generational Impact of Refugees and Migrant Communities
Chicago’s Albany Park, home to various refugee and migrant groups throughout its long history, has been shaped by the achievements and contributions of the many groups who called it home. Saidouri Zomaya, MA candidate in Anthropology at NIU, will discuss the impact of generations of refugees and migrants who have left a lasting mark on this community, ranging from the hospital and university to the various community centers that serve families from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
5 – 6 p.m. CDT
Join Zoom Meeting: https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/89828072714?pwd=ZG9JRDJZelpjY25OTFFnNW1Cd2F6UT09

Thursday, September 23 – Hybrid Event
New Humanitarianism: Wars, State-Building, and Globalism
NIU Department of Sociology Professor Abu Bah addresses issues of human security, human rights, and democracy in the context of new wars and terrorism warfare through a global and regional lens. Drawing upon research and publications covering two decades of work on African and international security and governance issues, key questions to be addressed are: what are the roots of civil wars and terrorism warfare? What are the interconnections between state security and human security? How do countries and world powers respond to security challenges and the responsibility to protect vulnerable populations? How does the politics of nativism challenge global society?
5 – 6 p.m. CDT; In-person with limited seating: Altgeld Hall 125
Join Zoom Meeting: https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/83050979737?pwd=b3NucEloaWkzeHVaREpwTXhUeGxmZz09

Wednesday, September 29 – Virtual Event
Representing Refugee Experience: What’s at Stake
A panel discussion with artists Yolanda del Amo and Eddie A. López.  Heide Fehrenbach, Board of Trustees Professor, NIU History Department will moderate a discussion with artist and professor Yolanda del Amo (Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ) and artist and professor Eddy A. López (Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA) regarding refugee identity and image.
5 – 6 p.m. CDT
Join Zoom Meeting: https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/84112246433?pwd=eWRIRFhxdDBzVW45Tkd1S2dqK1cvUT09

Thursday, September 30 – Hybrid Event
Living in Confinement
Keynote speakers facilitated by Karla Findley, NIU MA Anthropology 2017, with members of the Burmese Karen refugee community of Aurora who will share their experiences of living in refugee camps before coming to the U.S.
5 – 6 p.m. CDT; In-person with limited seating: Altgeld Hall 125
Join Zoom Meeting: https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/86967383709?pwd=MkxrUFBsMk80eitwSExMUG9zQWFUUT09

Thursday, October 7 – Hybrid Event
The Declining Situation of Refugees in the World
Laura Heideman, Associate Professor, NIU Departments of Sociology and Nonprofit and NGO Studies whose research interest includes the role non-governmental organizations play in peace building will consider the current refugee situation in the world today:  what it means to be a refugee; who cares for (or fails to care for) refugees; and why the situation in the past few years has been particularly uncertain.
5 – 6 p.m. CDT; In-person with limited seating: Altgeld Hall 125
Join Zoom Meeting: https://niu-edu.zoom.us/j/84400200689?pwd=Yi80NjdCMkk1cDVXeHhUQkYwZ0tRUT09

Exhibition Support

Artwork for Refuge and Refugee is on loan from the exhibiting artists and selected from the NIU Art Museum permanent collection. The Art of Surviving: The Journey of the Karen Refugees in Illinois, organized by the Center for Burma Studies at NIU, was made possible through financial support provided by a Henry Luce Foundation grant and includes artifacts from the Burma Art Collection at NIU and on loan from NIU MA 2017 Anthropology alumna Karla Findley and members of the area Karen community.

COVID-19 Visitor Information

The Art Museum will follow the latest recommendations from university, local, state and federal guidance. Please review our current directions for visitors before planning your visit niu.edu/artmuseum/about/visit.shtml. Programming and gallery hours are subject to changes, additions or cancelations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeling sick or unwell? We ask anyone feeling unwell to postpone their visit for another time. Visitors are welcome on campus, but we ask that you take the same precautions we ask our students, faculty and staff to protect yourself and others. Current practice is for all persons over two to be masked indoors.

 

NIU Art Museum presents “Very Well, Thank You: The Arts as a Means to Well-being” through May 15

NIU Art Museum presents “Very Well, Thank You: The Arts as a Means to Well-being” through May 15

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s “Very Well, Thank You”: The Arts as a Means to Well-being exhibition opens Friday, March 26 and runs through May 15. The exhibition investigates the unique role and way the visual and performing arts assist in maintaining social, psychological and physical health and happiness.

Artists were selected from a national call for entry and invited to participate because of their interest in presenting work that attempts to examine how the arts contribute to well-being through visual harmony, balance, color, humor, being in the moment and process.

A full calendar of events including a series of public virtual programs may be found by visiting http://go.niu.edu/wellbeingevents.

Featuring artists: Jan Bolander, Cynthia A. Boudreau, Zachary Cahill, Donna Castellanos, Whit Forrester, Jeanne Garrett, Maria Gedroc, Jessica Gondek, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Judith Joseph, Savannah Jubic, Cleo Krueger, Dean Krueger, Lim Sieu Lian (SLim), Christina Loraine, Julie A. Mars, Benjamin Merritt, Taweesak Molsawat, Alfred Stark, Linda Stein, Veronica Storc, Rhonda Wheatley and unidentified.

Also on view: “Well Enough, Considering…” Artists take a mid-pandemic look at COVID-19.

Flat Earth Julie Mars

Julie A. Mars. Flat Earth, 2018. Bead weaving on a found object thrift store bowl

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 1
How to Spell USSA with Zachary Cahill
Artist talk about body of work developed around the artist’s invented country, USSA, a project he started in 2009 and continues to explore and develop.
7 – 8 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Sunday, April 11
Music for Self-care and Healing
Jen Conley, board certified music therapist and licensed professional counselor, will provide an overview of music therapy, share remarkable stories from her practice and provide suggestions on applying the healing powers of music in your own life.
2 – 3 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Sunday, April 18
A Look on the Bright Side: The Sunny Side of Art with Julie A. Mars
Artist talk and historic look at artworks inspired by the sun and cosmos.
2 – 3 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Monday, April 26
Body as Nature, Body as Instrument: an Intersection of Movement, Place and Process
Mid-pandemic Movement Etudes performed by NIU School of Theatre and Dance students and examined by Kendra Holton, associate professor of movement.
5 – 6 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Tuesday, April 27
Arts-based Engagement and Communication Activities
Presentation on the NIU College of Health and Human Sciences arts-based work with stroke and dementia patients given by Jamie Mayer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, Allied Health/Communicative Disorders.
5 – 6 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Tuesday, May 4
Trauma and the Performing Artist: Why Wellness Matters
Discussion about the wellness paradigm for character development by NIU School of Theatre and Dance Acting Professor, Patricia Skarbinski.
5 – 6 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Thursday, May 6
Poems for Well-being and Coping
Participatory reading, recital and word jam.
7 – 8 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Thursday, May 13
Artwork for Healing and Focusing
An appreciative look at the art of Mathias Grunewald and Louie Schwartzberg by Art Museum Director Jo Burke.
Noon – 12:50 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Thursday, May 20
Write it Out: A Journaling Workshop
Join artist and energy worker Rhonda Wheatley for Write it Out, where we’ll explore writing as a multi-faceted tool for self-care, personal reflection, and growth. As a practice, journaling can be about much more than merely documenting the events of one’s daily life. It can also be about venting, uplifting our mood, cultivating creativity, future visioning, and ultimately attaining greater self-awareness. One’s journal can serve as a therapeutic mental and emotional outlet, which is especially crucial during times of heightened uncertainty and anxiety. Have a journal or notebook handy, as well as something to write with. And, lastly, bring an open mind!
1 – 3:30 p.m. CST, Virtual Zoom event

Visit go.niu.edu/wellbeingevents for Zoom url links and latest programing details.

Exhibition Support

Artwork and objects for “Very Well, Thank You” and “Well Enough, Considering…” are on loan from the exhibiting artists and courtesy Brad Arsenault Sign Collection.

COVID-19 Visitor Information

Programming and gallery hours are subject to changes, additions or cancelations during the COVID-19 pandemic recovery. Feeling sick or unwell? We ask anyone feeling unwell to postpone their visit for another time. Visitors are welcome on campus, but we ask that you take the same precautions we ask our students, faculty and staff to protect yourself and others. Face masks are required whenever inside campus buildings; gallery capacity is currently limited to 6 people per gallery; timed entry can be scheduled online for your convenience and safety by visiting niu.edu/artmuseum; physical distancing is encouraged, please maintain 6 feet of distance from others; limited gallery hours remain in effect.

About the NIU Art Museum

Serving Campus and Community by Balancing Traditional and Contemporary Art to Explore the Connections Made through Visual Culture.

Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts‘ vibrant and active arts community on campus, the Northern Illinois University Art Museum is a resource for the NIU campus, local community and beyond. These exhibits are part of the CVPA program Rejuvenation: An Artistic Journey from Trauma to Recovery. Art Heals.

The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, at the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drive on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Those using GPS can find us at 595 College Avenue, DeKalb.

Parking is available in the Visitor Pay Lot located at 200 Carroll Ave. Limited metered and accessible parking spaces are available in front of Lowden Hall with accessible aisles and route to Altgeld. Campus parking is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. weeknights.

To request disability-related accommodations for museum programs; please contact the museum at least one week in advance. Northern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

The exhibitions and programs of the NIU Art Museum are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts; the Friends of the NIU Art Museum; the NIU Arts and Culture Fee, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Season Presenting Sponsor Shaw Media.

Top image:
Whit Forrester. Fig. 43 Aloe Vera, San Francisco, CA. 2016.
Archival inkjet print with applied gold leaf, (44 x 62 in. edition of three)

NIU Art Museum Gallery Talk on the works of Ellen Roth Deutsch

NIU Art Museum Gallery Talk on the works of Ellen Roth Deutsch

The work of artist Ellen Roth Deutsch was the subject of an online gallery talk given by Jo Burke, director of the NIU Art Museum.

In the presentation, “From the Mind of Ellen Roth Deutsch” Burke discussed the current exhibition in the NIU Art Museum and showed some of Deutsch’s artwork.

Visit the NIU Art Museum website for information on current and future exhibitions.

 

NIU Art Museum Artist Lecture – Landis Blair

NIU Art Museum Artist Lecture – Landis Blair

Artist Landis Blair gave an online artist lecture for the Northern Illinois University Art Museum titled: “Mirth and Mayhem: Landis Blair Selection of Drawings and Books.”

To view more of Blair’s work visit his website at landisblair.com.

Bio of Landis Blair:

Author and illustrator of The Envious Siblings: and Other Morbid Nursery Rhymes.

Illustrator of the graphic novel The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetrywritten by David Carlson.

Illustrator of From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death, written by Caitlin Doughty.

Writer and illustrator of a number of short stories including Anemone AnomalyThe Progressive Problem, Whetting Engines, A Toasted Passion, The Regressive Solution, and Moonboy.

Illustrator of numerous periodicals and other things.

Active member of The Order of the Good Death.

Wanderer loosely based out of Chicago, Illinois.