Art Crawl and Student Art Gallery Naming

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The School of Art and Design offers a unique opportunity to see art exhibitions in four university gallery spaces in one evening, and attend the naming of the Student Art Gallery.  The progressive art crawl begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 14 on the main campus at the NIU Art Museum located in Altgeld Hall.  The crawl continues just a short walk from Altgeld Hall to two gallery spaces in Jack Arends Hall (the visual arts building), and concludes at Gallery 215, located at 215 Fourth Street in DeKalb.

At 6 p.m. a brief ceremony will be held to officially name the student gallery space in Arends Hall the Annette and Jerry Johns Student Art Gallery.

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Art crawl times and exhibition descriptions:

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall

Objectifying the Photograph: A group exhibition of contemporary artists broadening our definition of photography.
The artists’ work addresses the materiality, substance, and objecthood of photography—drawing attention to the production and alteration of images in our postmodern digital age.

This exhibition is co-curated by NIU School of Art and Design Assistant Professors Jessica Labatte, Photography and Mike Rea, Sculpture and includes artists: Pamela Bannos, Alex Chitty, Joshua Citarella, Jeanne Dunning, Min Kim Park, Letha Wilson and Hyounsang Yoo.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Jack Arends Art Building

Construct: Contemporary Artists Exploring the Built Environment, Jack Olson Gallery

Curated by Peter Van Ael (Anthony Adcock Michelle Bosak Frankie Flood, Gerry Guthry, Ania Jaworska, Roland Kulla, Jessica Meuninck, Noritaka Minami)

6:00 p.m. – Dedication of the Annette and Jerry Johns Student Art Gallery

Behind Closed Curtains: A Selection from the NIU Student Association Art Collection

Curated by Jessica Bryant and Peter Van Ael.

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Gallery 215, 215 Fourth Street, DeKalb

Student Exhibit: A Community of Ideas
Curated by Jessica Bryant featuring School of Art and Design student selections and the work of the Women’s Studies Center Student Co-op Gallery: Art Entrepreneurship and Enterprise