Campus Notebook

NIU Art Museum opens Faculty Biennial exhibition

The Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial exhibition will open Tuesday at the NIU Art Museum in DeKalb. Pictured is Ben Stone’s "Danny Karate" and "Danny Baseball" installations in the foreground and Kryssi Staikidis’ "Emergence," 2018-2019, oil on canvas.
The Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial exhibition will open Tuesday at the NIU Art Museum in DeKalb. Pictured is Ben Stone’s "Danny Karate" and "Danny Baseball" installations in the foreground and Kryssi Staikidis’ "Emergence," 2018-2019, oil on canvas.

DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial exhibition opens Tuesday with a public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

Shown every two years, this invitational exhibit features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the School of Art and Design and highlights the artistry, research and instruction found at NIU. A calendar of events includes a series of public programs that present the personal influences, art-making practices and research interests of the participating faculty. It may be found by visiting www.niu.edu/artmuseum/events.

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, visual communications, sculpture and time arts.

The exhibit will feature work by Michael Barnes, Wes Beeler, Sinclair Bell, Justin Bitner and Angela Johnson, Sasha Bitzer, Todd Buck, Christopher Dolan, Sarah Evans, Billie Giese, Aleksandra Giza, Cynthia Hellyer Heinz, Rebecca Houze, Joseph A. Insley and Jifu Tan, Jim Kearns, Yih-Wen Kuo, Jessica Labatte, Kimberly Martens, Jamie Obermeier, Catherine Raymond, Mike Rea, Nina Rizzo, Kimberly Rodey, Stephanie Sailer, John Siblik, Richard Siegesmund, Geoffrey Todd Smith, Kryssi Staikidis, Perrin Stamatis, Ben Stone, Frank Trankina, Peter Van Ael, Amanda VanValkenburg, Shei-Chau Wang and Katherine M. Webb.

Artwork and objects for the Faculty Biennial exhibition are on loan from the exhibiting artists and courtesy Western Exhibitions, Chicago.

Public programs are subject to change, addition and weather cancelation. Call 815-753-1936 or visit niu.edu/artmuseum/events for latest programming details.

The NIU Art Museum is on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, at the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drive on the NIU campus. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Parking is available in the Visitor Pay Lot 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.

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