Showing posts from March, 2012

Music Student Earns 2012 Outstanding Women Student Award

We are pleased to announce that Kate Cockle, a graduate student working toward her Master of Music degree in the NIU School of Music, has been awarded a 2012 NIU Outstanding Women Student Award.

As a performer, Kate is a harpist and pianist. Her MM degree emphasis is music history, and she holds a Graduate Teaching Assistantship to teach Introduction to Music. Kate re-designed the Introduction to Music curriculum for her class so that it has a focus of cultural music awareness. She serves on the university's Graduate Colloquium Committee, and is an officer for the Graduate Music Society.

Kate earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Wheaton Conservatory, where she was a double major in music history and harp performance, was awarded several prominent scholarships, worked in the student activities office, and served as the House Manager for the college's artist series.

Dr. Janet Hathaway in the School of Music serves as Kate's advisor. About Kate, she has this to say: "What…

Printmaking Program Earns US News Top 20 Spot

We are all very proud to announce that the printmaking program in the NIU School of Art has earned a spot in the new US News rankings as a top-20 program. Sincere Congratulations go to professors Michael Barnes and Ashley Nason.

Our friends at NIU Today have put together a terrific article about this accomplishment - please check it out here!

Painting Professor Curates Chicago Show


Katie Kahn, professor of painting in the NIU School of Art, has curated a show in Chicago entitled "Detained." The show runs this week only (March 19 through 25), and appears at Mess Hall on Glenwood Avenue in Chicago.

"Detained" examines the connection between immigration and incarceration, and features the work of six artists. Among those six are NIU alums Katherine Webb and Abel Guzman, and current NIU MFA candidate Ramon Soto.

Painting Professor Featured in Chicago Show

Black Beach by Nina Rizzo

Nina Rizzo, painting professor in the NIU School of Art, will have a show of her works at the Linda Warren Projects gallery in Chicago. The show opens on Friday, March 16, with an opening reception scheduled for 6:00 to 9:00 that evening. Nina's show will conclude on April 21.

Entitled “Mystery Spot,” this is Nina’s second solo exhibition in the gallery, and is a selection of new paintings that springboard from her own personal travels and journeys to places both near and far.

Linda Warren Projects is located at 327 N. Aberdeen. We hope to see you there!