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AU’s Schingoethe Center to feature a variety of enriching exhibits this spring

Posted by on January 24, 2013

Schingoethe Museum The Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures presents the Aurora University campus and surrounding community with enriching Native American artifacts and an array of talented artists throughout the year.

The Center, which houses both the Schingoethe Museum and Schingoethe Art Gallery, enhances the ethnic learning experience for AU students and faculty, and is a notable resource for area schools, researchers, Native American groups and the general public. The art gallery features various shows and exhibits, displaying the work of local community artists, as well as students both from Aurora University and area high schools.

The Schingoethe Center will be hosting a variety of events this spring which include:

Aurora University Annual High School Art Show
Awards Ceremony and Closing Reception:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Schingoethe Art Gallery

The annual high school art show features the work of 45 students at nearby Aurora Christian High School, including drawings and photography. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, January 25.

Transition: SAIC@AU
Opening Reception:
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Schingoethe Art Gallery

Transition in physical place, concepts, artistic practice or life paths is the subject of the show. With a philosophy that challenges the notion that any field is ever beyond rediscovery, photography and printmedia graduate students from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago respond to this theme in a multidisciplinary fashion. The exhibit will be on display February 5 – March 26, 2013.

Bullets in the Chest, Arrows in the Back
Featuring work by Artist-in-Residence Bunky Echo-Hawk

Opening Reception:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Schingoethe Museum

Bunky is the 2012 Eiteljorg Museum Artist in Residence, and was signed by Nike in 2010 to design for the Nike N7 line. His work has been exhibited throughout the country, including the Peabody Museum at Harvard University, The Colorado History Museum, University of California, Irvine, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Democracy is viewed from an indigenous perspective in Bunky’s Bullets in the Chest, Arrows in the Back exhibit, which reflects his view of what is done to and by Native Americans to profoundly affect their lives.

The exhibit will be on display from February 18 – April 26, 2013.

Live Painting Performance by Bunky Echo-Hawk
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Crimi Auditorium in the Institute of Collaboration

Bunky will begin by eliciting responses from the audience, which he uses to inform and create his piece. During the evening he will discuss his work and participate in a Q&A session with the audience.

Annual Aurora University Graduating Art Major Exhibit
Featuring the work of current graduating AU art students.

Exhibit 1
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Schingoethe Art Gallery

The exhibit will be on display April 4-23, 2013

Exhibit 2
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 25, 2013
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Schingoethe Art Gallery

The exhibit will be on display April 25 –September 6, 2013.

For more information, call 630-844-7843, email or visit