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Top 5: Majors we most often misunderstand

Top 5: Majors we most often misunderstand

By Holly New | October 15, 2013

No. 5: ArtArt majors are constantly being told there’s no money in their field.They are to live only as “starving artists,” forced to sacrifice a financially stable life in pursuit of their art. If that’s the case, why do students continually...

Local artist Jim Dester awaits his audience Sunday at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway. Dester taught himself the art of photo manipulation and learns primarily through trial and error.

Alumnus displays abstract photos

By Ryan Chodora | October 9, 2013

Alumnus Jim Dester, Kishwaukee Valley Art League treasurer, is showing flowers in a different light.Dester has his abstract photography on display until Nov. 8 at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway.Dester uses photography to portray life in an abstract...

Art exhibit displays student work

By Rachel Scaman | May 6, 2013

The Looking Box art exhibition featured semester-long artwork projects presented by ARTD 469 (Problems in Photography) students. The exhibition was open Saturday at the Art Annex. Groups of photos taken by the 10 student artists were displayed during...

MAPPING exhibition to showcase geography art

By Newell Miao | April 10, 2013

Artist Michael Dinges will speak about the works he has on display in the Measuring Across Place and Period: Information, Navigation and Geography (MAPPING) exhibition at noon today in the Altgeld Hall Art Museum. Graduate students worked in tandem with...

‘Polarity’ comic book to please Say Anything fans

By Aymie Telinski | February 27, 2013

There is nothing I love more in life than when one of my favorite singers announces they are doing a project that is so unrelated to music. When Max Bemis, the lead singer of the band Say Anything, announced he was coming out with not one comic book but...

NIU Art Museum hosts discussion for Vice and Virtue exhibit

NIU Art Museum hosts discussion for Vice and Virtue exhibit

By Logan Love | January 29, 2013

The Vice and Virtue curator gave insight into the reasoning for his designed exhibition, which includes artwork from more than 45 local and famous artists, on Saturday at the NIU art Museum in Atgeld Hall. The curator, Peter Olson, who is also the assistant...

Congressional Art Competition open for submissions

By Northern Star Staff | January 27, 2013

Congressman Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, has announced the start of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for high school student from Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, according to a news release from Hultgren’s office. Entries in the competition...

Jack Olsen Gallery to feature “Arranging Nature” exhibit

By Jessi Haish | January 14, 2013

Installations of insects pinned to a wall in repeating patterns will be featured in “Arranging Nature,” an exhibition created by Jennifer Angus, Design Studies professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The exhibition, in the Visual Art Building’s...

NIU Art Museum offers trips to art exhibits

By Abria Martin | September 12, 2012

Faculty and students are encouraged to partake in the NIU Art Museum’s annual Get On the Bus trips to various local art exhibits. Jo Burke, director of the NIU Art Museum, began the Get On the Bus trips in 1994 for students and faculty to indulge in...

Liz Howell, senior fiber art major, sews glass onto a silk dress
that she hopes to finish for her exhibition Friday.

Student puts heart into art

By Chelsey Boutan | February 9, 2012

For a few months, Liz Howell felt dizzy and fatigued, but she wasn't quite sure what was wrong. That changed when the fiber art senior found out her resting heart rate was 30 bpm. It should've been between 50 to 90 bpm.Howell said the cardiologist reassured...

Junior painting major, Janelle OMalley, reads about art pieces made with black lacquer and gold leaf at Legacy in Lacquer: A Living Art from Burma in the NIU Art Museum Saturday Sept. 4.

Burmese art exhibit, curator talk worth a look

By Tony Martin | September 15, 2010

Today at 6 p.m., the NIU Art Museum will have a curator's talk with Catherine Raymond in Altgeld Hall for the Legacy in Lacquer: A Living Art From Burma show. The show, in the North Gallery, has an selection of Burmese art of all shapes, sizes and eras,...

Susan Willrett, of DeKalb, points out aspects of Karen Browns My Midnight Snake to Sally Castner, of Colorado, at the NIU Art Museum in Altgeld Hall Tuesday afternoon. The piece is part of a collection on display entitled StAGEs of Transition which will be running at the museum until Oct. 2.

Exhibit shows art of aging

By Chris Krapek | August 31, 2010

Age ain't nothing but a number. In an effort to examine the changes throughout our lives related to getting older, the NIU Art Museum is hosting "StAGES of Transition." The exhibit, located in the South Gallery in Altgeld Hall, features paintings, sculptures,...