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Dancer performing in Higher Ground | Photo by Aerial Dance Company

Higher Ground Review

August 28, 2019

“Higher Ground” is a nine-part aerial dance performance in which most of the dance takes place u...

They say elephants don’t forget but this is not worth remembering

They say elephants don’t forget but this is not worth remembering

April 18, 2019

Admittedly, Disney’s live action renditions of their animated classics have not left a foul taste in m...

Art+Feminism Wikipedia

March 28, 2019

Sponsored by: Art Department

My personal collection of poetry books by

Is Instagram reviving poetry or killing the genre faster?

December 2, 2018

“Don’t ever quit your day job” is the advice I heard from an author who was visiting NEIU’s Creat...

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...

The Kennedy Underpass will house the first of NEIU’s public art projects.

NEIU Students Beautify Their Neighborhood

February 11, 2015

The Kimball Avenue and Kennedy Expressway underpass is nothing special. It is plain white with a smattering...

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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