The Northern Illinois University Art Museum and the Office of the President will be holding a public reception at Altgeld Hall on Thursday, November 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. to celebrate NIU’s artistry and talent. The reception will highlight work by faculty and staff from the NIU School of Art and Design exhibited at the Art Museum along with selected NIU student artwork on display in the President office gallery located on Altgeld Hall’s third floor.
The reception will be held to mark the opening of the NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial invitation exhibition showing recent works by current NIU faculty and teaching staff. The opening for the exhibit is Tuesday and it will go through February 20, 2016. The reception will also offer access to NIU President Doug Baker’s office galleries with the student-curated display of NIU student photography and printmaking. Student artists now on display include Jennifer Knobloch, Katherine Houlne, Amy Fleming, Joseph Randle, Juan Molina Hernandez, Timothy Rilez, Abigail Searles, Shistine Peterson, Courtney Pratt, Amy Chow, Trent Pierson and Tony Zanker.
During the reception there will be seasonal refreshments, appetizers, desserts and cider at the Art Museum located in the west end of the first floor of Altgeld Hall and in the President’s office foyer on the third floor. The reception is hosted by the Office of the President.
NIU School of Art and Design graduate students Corey Stout and Kelsea Nichols currently serve as curators for the Presidential galleries. They along with studio faculty member Jessica Labatte are responsible for selecting and hanging student artwork for display on a semiannual basis in President Baker’s office and home.