2021 Season Exhibits & Events
Due to COVID-19, Nicolet Art Gallery is closed to the public.
Ian Van D.
Installation June 4-7, 2021
On View Summer 2021
Nicolet College Campus
Artist Ian Van D. will be installing his site-responsive sculpture AMASS on the Nicolet College Campus this summer. This project is part of a series of outdoor installations that present household and rural material as ceremonious gatherings. To create these works, Ian seeks out barn wood, disregarded fence posts, old frame boards, and of course sticks and bark from the land to create totemic structures, eventually installing them directly into the ground as groupings or gatherings. The objects are meant to haunt the spaces they are installed in, and they take on an eerily figurative posture, looming over their peers, and jutting into and out of our environment. While working in Rhinelander, Ian will be working to understand the land itself and to better understand the ever-changing language of form and space. In turn, once AMASS is installed at Nicolet College, it will be a part of a larger series of installations across the United States. To learn more about Ian Van D. and his work please visit www.ianvand.art
Northern National Virtual Retrospective
Nicolet College and the Northern Arts Council are pleased to announce the Northern National Virtual Retrospective. The Northern National Art Competition is a 34-year tradition. While we have had to suspend the exhibition for two years due to the pandemic, we are excited to offer this virtual retrospective and opening celebration featuring a historical overview of the birth of this illustrious competition and its impact on the arts in the Northwoods. We will revisit the Northern National Archives and highlight prizewinning artists and memorabilia. We invite past artists to post their memories, comments, and personal updates on their career trajectories on our Nicolet Gallery Facebook page.