NIU photography student to show work in St. Louis

Photography students from the Northern Illinois University School of Art will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Mad Art Gallery in St. Louis. This exhibition, "The Desire For…," will run from June 3 through 21. A public reception will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. June 13.

As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s programming series, director of Mad Art Gallery and visual artist Carrie M. Becker came to NIU in March to deliver a lecture about her background and artistic practice. While at NIU, Becker also met with advanced photography students to evaluate their artwork and offer suggestions for how they might develop and improve as they move forward. She was so impressed with the students’ work that she invited four of them to mount a group exhibition in her gallery.

The participating artists are Jennifer Knobloch, Elyse Sawka, Brianne Short and Molly Whitman.

“It is a great opportunity because I am an upcoming senior, so this is great experience and I still have another year ahead of me to continue advancing my work before I graduate in May 2015,” Knobloch said in a news release.

Mad Art Gallery is located at 2727 S. 12th St. in St. Louis. Information about the exhibition is available at For more information, contact Carrie Becker at or 314-771-8230.

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