Drew Carey Purchases Work by NIU Art Professor

Daddy's Boy

Michael Barnes, an associate professor of printmaking in the NIU School of Art, has works featured in numerous galleries, exhibitions and museum collections throughout the world. Famed actor/comedian/game show host Drew Carey recently purchased one of Michael's works, "Daddy's Boy," from a gallery in Seattle. In addition to the Seattle gallery and other locations in the United States, Michael has works in several international exhibitions, including the International Graphic Triennial at the National Institute and Museum in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia; the International Print Triennial-Kraków at the Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki in Kraków, Poland; and the International Print Triennial PrintArt Kraków-Katowice at the Rondo Sztuki Gallery in Katowice, Poland. It should be noted that the International Triennial-Krakow is one of the most important print exhibitions in the world. Congratulations, Michael!

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