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Associate Dean Deborah Robertson Presents at National Conference

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Deborah Robertson, Associate Dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts and movement specialist for the School of Theatre and Dance, will present workshops at the Williamson Institute being held on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, May 14 and 15.

Deborah has studied extensively with Loyd Williamson, a master movement teacher and developer of the physical training approach to acting known as the Williamson Technique. Deborah is also in the final stages of completing a documentary film about Mr. Williamson's life and work.

To read a short article that Deborah's written about Loyd Williamson, click here.

Art Professor's Roman Circus Lecture Available Online

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Frequent readers of this blog will remember an earlier post about Art professor Sinclair Bell presenting a lecture at the Toledo Museum of Art on the subject of the Roman Circus.

Sinclair's full lecture is now available online here - check it out!

Art Professor Elected to National Post

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In March, NIU School of Art jewelry and metalworking professor Jamie Obermeier was nominated and elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. This is a 40 year-old organization comprised of over 3,000 members, who are artists, designers, metalsmiths and jewelers. SNAG organizes exhibitions, conferences, student scholarships, workshops, etc., and is the premiere organization in its field. SNAG also publishes Metalsmith Magazine, an award winning publication.

Congratulations, Jamie!

NIU Artists Present at National Conference

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NIU Presidential Research Professor of Art History Jeff Kowalski, art history graduate student Rachel Walters and School of Art staff member Janie Wilson-Cook were invited to present a panel session at a conference entitled Bridging the Gap: Cultural Institutions and their Communities in the 21st Century. This conference was the annual symposium hosted by the Historical Administration Program Association of Eastern Illinois University.

Their session was entitled "Maya Art: Investigating Aesthetics, Cultural Identity, and Globalization in a University Exhibition," and was presented on April 10 in Charleston, Illinois.