Sep 14th 2018

My Post Art School Life – A Semi Complete Guide To Navigating Life After Undergrad – An Art Department NEIU Weekend Event!

Please join the Art Department during the NEIU Weekend for its Fall Semester Art Party, which will bring together current students and alumni!

This event will feature an alumni panel: My Post Art School Life – A Semi Complete Guide To Navigating Life After Undergrad, which will feature alumni at various stages in their artistic careers and who represent a breadth of creative practices. These artists will highlight both their struggles and successes since graduating from NEIU.

Featured panelists:

• Brandon Sherrod (BA ‘16, Photography) is a current MFA candidate at the University of Chicago;
• Rachelle Hill (BA ’14, Printmaking), recently earned her MFA from Northern Illinois University;
• Farrah Cursecu (BA ‘16, Art Education K-12 and Printmaking) is currently an elementary art teacher at Philip D. Armour in Bridgeport;
• Kristin Best (BA ’11, Graphic Design) received her MFA in Graphic Design from UIC and is currently a Graphic Designer at the Art Institute of Chicago.

A Q&A session will follow.

Come and get the scoop on all of the updates in the department as well as mingle with current Art and Design students! Highlights include, but are not limited to, the new BFA in Graphic Design, our new Visiting Artist Program, the new Digital Photo Studio and the new (in progress) MakerSpace! Faculty will be on hand to discuss these studio updates, changes in the curriculum, the Visiting Artist Program and their hopes and dreams for creating programming that engages students in urgent conversations as well as in demand job skills!

Refreshments and snacks served in traditional Art Department fashion!

Date: Friday, September 14th
Location: Outside the Fine Arts Center Gallery
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
7:00pm: Tours and department info, Art mingling and refreshments
7:30pm-9:00pm: Alumni Panel
9pm-10:00pm: 3D Doodling in the MakerSpace and more Art mingling and refreshments

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