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Margie Criner’s sculptures explore nostalgia, secrecy

Margie Criner’s sculptures explore nostalgia, secrecy

February 25, 2020

Through the end of February, the NEIU Fine Arts Gallery will display “Hide & Seek,” a compilation...

Unbecoming Animals

Fine Arts gallery displays Marina Kuchinski’s ‘Unbecoming Animals’

January 28, 2020

“They live with us, but they’re not us,” says visual artist Marina Kuchinski, who will be exhibiting her show, “Unbecoming Animals,” at the N...

Photo by The MCA Chicago| Eva and Franco Mattes’ My Generation, 2010. Video is 13 minutes and 18 seconds displayed in a
broken computer with loudspeakers. The exhibit “I Was Raised on the Internet” is available for
viewing at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) through Oct. 14. The MCA is located at 220 E
Chicago Ave.

‘I was raised on the internet’ reflects on the effects the internet has on today’s society

October 9, 2018

Our world as we know it is dominated by the World Wide Web. The lives of many people in the 21st cent...

Designing  Art Photo  Gallery

Designing Art Photo Gallery

February 20, 2013

  Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at NEIU, Vida Sacic, is the curator of a group show consisting...

Junk and Light Capture Social Decay and Renewal

Junk and Light Capture Social Decay and Renewal

February 20, 2013

  What happens when you mix recycling, art, and shadow puppets? Decadence Dance! Decadence...

Unbinding Flight

Breaking Hours

February 8, 2013

  - [post-date] - Take a break from the negative news of the world by walking through ...

Untrusted Connections

Emily Haddad

February 8, 2013

  - [post-date] - ‘Untrusted Connections,’ the Senior Art show by NEIU student Carrie Sill explores the darker side of the human experience. Stemming from the idea that “many people will not always have the best intentions for our well being,” artist Sill uses a deeply symbolic methodology to approach the pers...


Dos Lados – Two Sides

February 7, 2013

  - [post date] - David Bowie, Bob Marley, John Lennon, and other music stars are shining ...

NEIU Faculty Art Display

Nell Greaney

January 26, 2013

  If the word Art brings to mind traditional mediums such as paint, black and white photography, or sculpture, get reacquainted with the masters of modern art, your faculty. The fine arts building art gallery is hosting the biennial faculty art show now through Feb 1. This gallery displays the faculty at their most creative...


Senior Art Show

January 25, 2013

Northeastern art student Erika Berg is presenting her Senior art show, a collection of handmade jewelry....

Woman’s Work?

Mathew Greenberg

November 14, 2012

Photos by Mathew Greenberg Photo by Mathew Greenberg Woman’s Work?is the newest gallery presented by artists Anni Holm, Mark Newport and Lindsay Obermeyer. The gallery is on display from Nov. 5-30 in the Fine Arts building. The exhibition theme is taken from a series by Obermeyer and features “forms of artmaking by women, such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc.” The distinctly unique nature of the gallery is showcased by walls displaying yarn-work with fantastically complimentary color schemes, a portrayal of the Chicago skyline, and a television showing a character knitting in a rocking chair. The artists’ statement explains, “Endeavors such as these not only have had to overcome the stigma of ‘craft’ but also their association with the feminine due to their ties to the home and to the family. Yet while our customary idea of family has changed and ‘sewing arts’ have overcome their non-high art classification, there remains something inherently familial, homey often, about these particular art forms.” Linsday Obermeyer will speak about the exhibition on Thursday Nov. 29 at 3 p.m., and will also be hosting workshops Thursday Nov. 8th and 13th at 3 p.m. Sign up for these workshops in FA 105B. The closing reception will be on Friday November 30th from 6-9 p.m....

Black revolution

Emily Haddad

November 14, 2012

Senior Studio Art major Darius Dennis invites Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and members of the Chicago art community to explore the Black identity by attending his senior art show entitled, Educated Black Veteran V.S. Angry Black Militant – Black Revolution in Time for Obama. This show represents both the sophistication with which Dennis handles living in a constant duality, and the culmination of his skills and personal growth at NEIU. A self-described mathematician, painter and graffiti writer, Dennis has been painting for 23 years. He works in multiple painting mediums, often combining oils, acrylics, watercolor and aerosol to create works that range from small portraitures to a large mural collaboration with the NEIU art program that can be viewed on nearby California Ave. and Belmont Ave. Dennis’ work reflects his admiration for the spirit of revolution, and the contributions of civil rights organizations such as the Black Panther party. “Black is Beautiful, Black is power, and power to the people,” are messages deeply ingrained within Dennis and influence his artwork. Citing inspiration from the written works of Gordon Parks and Mumia Abu Jamal, Dennis said, “The only contemporary perk to being Black in America is that we are beautiful.” The show kicks off Nov. 19 in the Fine Arts building, on the first floor corridor facing the parking facility. On Nov. 21, people will have an opportunity to meet the artist himself, view his work, and enjoy refreshments. Deep fried turkey will be featured as a special entrée. Educated Black Veteran V.S. Angry Black Militant – Black Revolution in Time for Obama. will run from Nov. 19–30....

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