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NIU holds joint exhibit

Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 4:02 p.m. CDT

Northern Illinois University will host a joint exhibition and closing reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in Altgeld Hall at the NIU Art Museum and the Office of the President. 

Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker and first lady Dana Stover will be present for a final viewing of the NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition at the Art Museum and a display of NIU Student Illustration and Design in the president’s office. The event is open to the public.

As part of NIU’s Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow initiative, the president’s house and office were decorated with student artwork. NIU School of Art student works of art were installed in President Baker’s office during the fall semester and included representative work of six recent illustration majors and two graphic design majors. The pieces are all digital prints on archival paper made from original art and were selected by current graduate students Jessie Knirsch (painting) and Daniel Jasa (printmaking), who served as curators for the student  works on exhibit at both the president’s house and office.

Student artists whose work can be seen during the closing reception at the president’s office include Nate Crocker, Hannah Drinnenberg, Brooke Engelhart, Melanie Gibb, Jiaqi He, Dan Horan, Lindsay Leader and Mindy Suthamchai. Knirsch and Jasa will be at the reception to talk about their curatorial decisions.

Parking is available in the lot northeast of Gilbert and College drives.

The Office of the President is located on the third floor, center of Altgeld Hall. The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor on the building’s west end. More information can be found at

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