NIU Art Museum to hold closing reception

By Caleb Johnson 

The NIU Art Museum holds a closing reception for its current exhibits.

The closing exhibits are “Stories From My Childhood,” “A Show of Hands: Recent Work by Ben Stone” and “Ronald Gonzalez: As a Child I Sailed the World.” 

“I say the show was really successful and well received. Everybody has been really excited to be a part of it and it has been really special,” Shelby Holtz, the Art Museum program assistant, said. 

“Stories From My Child,” featured personal short stories and poetry from various writers that highlighted their personal life experiences. 

Holtz said that although the artists for the main exhibits were present at the opening reception, they’ll not be present at the closing; it will be more low-key.

However, one exhibitor will be present, Ben Stone. “Show of Hands,” is displayed in the North Gallery of the museum. Stone is a professor in the School of Art and Design. 

Holtz went on to say that she feels like there’s something for everyone. 

“I think the artist touched on things that anyone can kind of relate to,” said Holtz. 

No matter what your story or experience is, you can find something special to connect to. 

The event will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Art Museum, located inside Altgeld Hall. Admission is free and open to all.