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Contact: Anna Marie Coveny, Nehring Gallery director
(815) 758-6363

September 16, 2009

Nehring Gallery hosts ‘Women in the War Effort’ poster collection

DeKalb, Ill. — Nehring Gallery announces its opening of the 2009-10 season with “Women in the War Effort: WWI & WWII Posters” on display through Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The exhibition is the sixth annual showing of vintage posters from the collection of John S. Wright. This year’s posters represent nine themes – WWI Posters, WWI & WWII Exhibit Introduction, Buy War Bonds, Nurses, Women in the Factory and the Farm Fields, Farm and Garden Food, Women in the U.S. Military Services, Security and German Mothers.

A reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, with remarks by Wright regarding his poster collection.

A Wednesday noon series of gallery talks also is scheduled:

  • Sept. 23 – Dale Cozort, local author
  • Sept. 30 – Rosemarie Ostberg, retired U.S. Navy control officer
  • Oct. 7 – Foster Looney, retired U.S. Navy pilot
  • Oct. 14 – John S. Wright, collector
  • Oct. 21 – J.D. Bowers, professor, NIU Department of History

As in the previous poster shows, a drawing will be held for a poster donated by Wright with proceeds benefitting Nehring Gallery.

The Nehring Gallery is located at 111 S. Second St. in the Nehring Center for Culture and Tourism. Beginning this season, the gallery will be open for special events and tours only or by appointment; call (815) 758-6363. Groups are welcome. The accessible entrance is located under the Nehring Gallery awning.

Nehring Gallery, is operated cooperatively by the DeKalb Park District, the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts and the NIU Division of University Outreach. For further information, visit

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