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The Northern Illinois University Art Museum will host the NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial from Tuesday\, N ovember 19th\, 2013 through Saturday\, February 15th\, 2014. \; The Ope ning Reception for the exhibition will be Thursday\, November 21st from 4:3 0 &ndash\; 6:00p.m\; a closing reception will also be held on Wednesday\, F ebruary 12th\, 2014 from 4:30 &ndash\; 6:00p.m. \; The Museu m will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend and from December 19t h\, 2013 &ndash\; January 6\, 2014 for Winter Recess.

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The NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial feature s new art work and research by current full and part time faculty of the No rthern Illinois University School of Art. Artists and scholars will be exhi biting works in variety of media including: ceramics\, design\, drawing\, i llustration\, metal work\, painting\, photography\, printmaking\, sculpture \, and visual communication\; art historical research will also be on displ ay. This exhibition provides an opportunity for NIU and the greater DeKalb/ Sycamore community to discover or become reacquainted with the research\, i deas\, and artwork of the NIU School of Art faculty members. \;

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The 2013-2014 NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial includes the research and artwork of: \; Leif Allmendinger\, Michael Barnes\, Bl aine Bradford\, Karen Brown\, Todd Buck\, Juan Fernandez\, Eric Fuertes\, B illie Giese\, Aleksandra Giza\, Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz\, Rebecca Houze\, Kev in Hunter\, Barbara Jaffee\, James Kearns\, Yih-Wen Kuo\, Jessica LaBatte\, Christine LoFaso\, Li-Fen Lu\, Kimberly Martens\, Ashley Nason\, Peter Ols on\, Jamie Obermeier\, Mary Quinlan\, Catherine Raymond\, Michael Rea\, Nin a Rizzo\, Charlotte Rollman\, Kurt Schultz\, Lee Sido\, Richard Siegesmund\ , Geoffrey Todd Smith\, Kryssi Staikidis\, Ben Stone\, Frank Trankina\, Pet er Van Ael\, Shei-Chau Wang\, Bart Woodstrup\, and David Willett. An extens ive schedule of free public programming relating to the exhibition will be offered in January and February of 2014.

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The NIU Ar t Museum is located on the first floor\, west end of Altgeld Hall\, &ldquo\ ;the castle&rdquo\;\, at the northwest corner of College and Castle Drives on the NIU campus in DeKalb. \; The galleries are open to the public Tu esday &ndash\; Friday 10 a.m. &ndash\; 5 p.m.\, Saturday 12 noon &ndash\; 4 p.m.\, and by appointment for large groups and guided tours. \; Exhibi tions are always free\; donations are appreciated. \; Pay parking is av ailable in the Visitor&rsquo\;s Lot on Carroll Avenue and at metered spots in front of Altgeld Hall. \; Free parking is available on Saturdays and during receptions and visiting artist lectures in the lot northeast of Gil bert and College Drives. \;

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The exhibitions and programming of the NIU Art Museum are funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council\, a state agency\, the Friends of the NIU Art Museum\, and the Dean &rsquo\;s Circle of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. For more inf ormation\, please visit our website: www.niu.edu/artmuseum\, or call 815-753-1936.

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