The NIU School of Art and Design has partnered with NIU’s Education Systems Center and the NIU Alumni Association to provide the school with a downtown Chicago exhibition venue to showcase student and graduate artistry and creative research.
The first exhibition at the SoAD Chicago Center Gallery, titled “Launch,” celebrates the work of spring 2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates and the recipients of prestigious Chicago Artists Coalition’s summer 2017 residencies — Marie Damien, Jaimie Feathers, Brock Pieper and Emily Wittke.
“Having alumni artwork in the NIU lobby impacts our visitors’ experiences and our work environment. The benefits are something the staff in Chicago are witnessing and experiencing firsthand,” said Sandy Garza, administrative aide for the Education Systems Center.
All are welcome to visit the Launch Gallery and the NIU Chicago office. A reception for the exhibition is scheduled 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28.