Showing posts from November, 2012

NIU Traveling Exhibit on Display in Elgin

Over the past few years students in the NIU Museum Studies program have developed some traveling exhibits after achieving great success - and earned state-wide awards - with those exhibits here on campus.

One such traveling exhibit is "The Green Scale," an exhibit that examines the successes, shortcomings and impact of the green movement. We're happy to announce that "The Green Scale" is now on display at the Gail Borden Public Library District in Elgin. The exhibit is on display now through December 30.

For more details, visit the Borden Library site here.

Art Student Wins Award

Kasia Stachowiak with juror Ed Kalke, professor at Carthage College

We are pleased to announce that our student Kasia Stachowiak of the NIU School of Art (printmaking major) has done it again! She won an award in a juried art exhibition in Wisconsin.

Kasia entered two artworks and both were accepted. "Hands," intaglio on found material, and her second entry, "Berlin," another intaglio, was also selected for the exhibit. "Hands" was given the special award.

Kasia's award was the honor to have a solo exhibition at the Anderson Arts Center of Kenosha, Wisconsin in August, 2013. Only 5 artists were selected for this special award.

Congratulations, Kasia!

NIUkelele Ensemble Debuts!

The NIUkulele Ensemble made its debut performance at a Hawaiian lunch at Ellington's on November 7. Pictured here from left to right are: Sophia Varcados, Tom Kapraun, Scott Bellis, Jake Henert, and Taylor Atkins. The NIUkulele Ensemble is the latest addition to the offerings of the NIU Community School of the Arts.

For anyone interested in joining, spring rehearsals begin on January 28. The ensemble is directed by Eric Schroeder and meets on Monday evenings in the Music Building. Anyone can join! For information about becoming a member in spring, contact the NIU Community School of the Arts at (815) 753-1450 or see our web site.

Modern Graffiti Exhibition Opens

The NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts is pleased to announce that "Tagged," an exhibition exploring modern graffiti, opens tonight, November 7, and continues through November 18 in Gallery 214 in the NIU School of Art.This exhibit is curated by the students in the Museum Studies program.

Please read a nice article about the exhibition over at NIU Today - the article is here.