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Contact: Anna Marie Coveny, DeKalb Area Women’s Center
(815) 758-1351

February 4, 2008

NIU doctoral student exhibits campus winter scenes

DeKalb — Northern Illinois University doctoral student Mary B. Turner will present her view of the beauty and harshness of an Illinois winter in an exhibit titled “Fiber & Ice” on display at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center throughout the month of February.

Many of the photographs, taken on the NIU campus where Turner is pursuing a doctoral degree in instructional technology, feature images of ice-coated vegetation. Turner also presents fiber artworks, which entail stitching, crocheting and wrapping techniques. Her fiber works reference organisms and patterns from nature. All of the works in the exhibit are recent, dating from June 2007 to the present.

A public reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The DeKalb Area Women’s Center is open for public viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays and by appointment throughout the month. 

The DAWC is located at 1021 State Street in DeKalb. Parking is available in the paved lot off of Eleventh Street, one-half block south of the building. The handicapped-accessible lift can be reached from the alley north of the building. For further information, or to arrange a group showing, call Anna Marie Coveny, gallery director, at (815) 758-1351.

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