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Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Graphic design student Marisa Kyle tilts her head to the side before dipping a brush into watercolor paint, dabbing an already-sketched profile of her friend. Yellow strokes become an autumnal sweater. Her brush moves from the page to the palette again, where she hovers over a russet brown that eventuall...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

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Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Madeline Hearn, Contributor

September 30, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Ana England, a former NKU professor and acclaimed ceramics artist, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum featuring pieces that span across 20 years. Primarily large, ceramic-based sculptures, her body of work melds elements of metal and wood together, scattering them throughout...

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

June 18, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Children line the stage of Greaves Hall. Their arms are raised and faces taut in concentration. One steps forward and sings before the rest lend their voices, joined by a slick piano.  Earlier in the day, young string players poured over their violins, cellos, violas and more; their hands in harmony a...

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Sarah Clark, Reporter

April 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

A School of the Arts professor won an award that will help bridge his passions of teaching and traveling.  Professor Daryl Harris recently accepted a grant to develop international relations and became a Fulbright scholar.Ken Jones, director of the School of the Arts, said no one is more deserving o...

Daryl Harris named a Fulbright Specialist

Cole Grecco, Reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

An associate professor of performance art at NKU’s School of the Arts has been selected to be a part of the Fulbright Specialists program, according to a statement released by the university on March 23. Dr. Daryl Harris, who specializes in multicultural programming and connecting theatre with other di...

Former student helps bring new theatre space to life

Former student helps bring new theatre space to life

Maggie Fulmer, Contributor

September 29, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story, Uncategorized

Henry Konstantinow was 70 years old when he first started taking theatre classes at NKU. For around 10 years he spent his time in classes learning amongst other students and being involved in the theatre community.“He and I were very close,” Ken Jones, director of the School of the Arts, explained...

Meet indie-rock trio Orchards

Meet indie-rock trio Orchards

Michael Stegner, Contributor

September 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Last year at MidPoint Music Festival, Austin Tracey waited patiently at the side of the stage as the band Automagik finished their set. At the end, he approached the band to congratulate them for the amazing show, and explained that he had just recently started his own band called Orchards. “We owe everything t...

Victorfest II: Beach Bummin’ Recreational Style

Taylor Upchurch, Social Media Editor

August 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

With fall semester’s beginning looming just around the corner, there were multitudes of freshmen, also known as the class of 2019, that were livening up NKU’s campus including the freshly renovated recreation center.As part of the Victorfest II: Welcome Week, the Beach Party was held in the campu...

The power of ‘Les Miserables’ takes NKU’s mainstage

The power of ‘Les Miserables’ takes NKU’s mainstage

Carrie Crotzer, Managing Editor

February 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story, Reviews

With power and presence, one of the largest casts Corbett Theatre has ever seen took the mainstage Feb. 18 in NKU’s latest production, “Les Miserables.” Director Ken Jones sticks with your standard approach to tell the tale of the social struggle and indifferences in the years after the Frenc...

NKU weighs in on the 2015 Oscar nominees

NKU weighs in on the 2015 Oscar nominees

Nancy Curtis, Editor-In-Chief

February 19, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Beloved actors, long time favorites, a current British phenomenon and even a battle between the two men who’ve portrayed the Incredible Hulk on the big screen. These are just a few of the plethora of talents nominated for Oscars this year. As awards season winds down, the biggest honor of the year is...

Three-day Arts Fest sparked by a collaboration of passion

Three-day Arts Fest sparked by a collaboration of passion

Kiana Berry, Social Media Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events, Featured Story

Almost two years of preparation, seventeen hundred and seventy five poems, a collection of student art since 1997, chamber concert and tea party encompass the three day Emily Dickinson Arts Fest held in the Eva G. Farris Reading Room this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Curated by senior, Emma Rose...

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