February 03, 2010
DeKalb, Ill. — “DEKALB Ag Memories” is on exhibit through April 21 at the Nehring Gallery in downtown DeKalb.
Collaborating on the project with the DeKalb Ag Alumni Association Board of Directors, Nehring Gallery director Anna Marie Coveny says the exhibit underscores the history and legacy of the Ag. “There is a story here of hard work, innovation, risk-taking, farmers relying on farmers, the value of cooperation, community pride and, of course, the winged-ear logo known around the world,” she says. Under the leadership of President Emerson Wells, board members donated their time as well as their personal artifacts and recollections to organize and install the exhibit.
A raffle will be held to benefit the gallery and features two prizes – “The Story of the DeKalb Ag” by Thomas H. Roberts Jr., and a masonite sign of the winged-ear logo.
A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Gallery hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays (except April 4), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and by appointment; contact (815) 758-6363 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Group tours are encouraged.
A series of free Wednesday noon gallery talks are scheduled. Topics focus on the many contributions of DeKalb Ag to worldwide agriculture.
Board members will be present on these Wednesdays to give tours and answer questions. More information about the DeKalb Ag Alumni Association can be found at http://www.dekalbalumni.org.
The Nehring Gallery is located at 111 South Second St. in the Nehring Center for Culture and Tourism. The gallery is free and open to the public. 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. The operation of the gallery is partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For further information, visit http://www.nehringgallery.org/.
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Media Contact: Anna Marie Coveny, Director, Nehring Gallery
Phone: (815) 758-6363