NIU hosts community college art exhibition Feb 9-23


DEKALB – Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design is presenting an exhibition of artwork by Illinois community college students. This show will run from Feb. 9-23 and features the professional artwork of community college art faculty and a juried competition of community college student artwork.

The School of Art and Design will host an opening reception and awards presentation, Friday, Feb. 9, at noon in the Annette and Jerry Johns Gallery, room 214 of the Jack Arends Visual Art Building on NIU’s main campus in DeKalb.

The reception will continue on to NIU’s Gallery 215, located at 215 N. Fourth Street in DeKalb from 1-2 p.m.

Throughout the show’s run, the Annette and Jerry Johns Gallery is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Joe Milosevich, who was a professor of art and gallery director at Joliet Junior College for 38 years, has been selected as juror for this student exhibition.

Juried artwork has been submitted by students from the following community colleges: Carl Sandburg College, College of DuPage, College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, Harold Washington College, Harper College, Heartland Community College, Highland Community College, Joliet Junior College, Kishwaukee College, Lewis and Clark Community College, McHenry County College, Morton College, Oakton Community College, and Rock Valley College.

Art will be exhibited by faculty from the following community colleges: College of DuPage, Elgin Community College, Harold Washington College, Heartland Community College, Highland Community College, Kishwaukee College, Moraine Valley Community College, Oakton Community College, Richard J Daley College, Rock Valley College, Sauk Valley Community College, and Waubonsee Community College.

Admission is free. For more information or specific operating hours for Gallery 215, contact Kevin Hunter at [email protected]