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Student creates show about racism

Student creates show about racism

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 29, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Mandy McDonough has some confessions to make, and she will be sharing them with the public March 15. McDonough, a graduate communication student at Northern Kentucky University, will present her Capstone project, “Secrets of a White Girl” in Griffin Hall Digitorium March 15. “Secrets of a White...

Play recounts true events with humor, drama

Play recounts true events with humor, drama

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The scene was set for “The Farnsworth Invention” before any actors took to the stage Feb. 19 in Corbett Theatre. A simple set composed of large patent sketches adorned an otherwise empty stage, and audio clips filled the small auditorium. The audio clips were familiar ones, from television shows...

Spring season preview

Spring season preview

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 8, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Reality check: Spring theater opens with dramatic (semi-)truth, ends with realistic comedy. February is ushering in a vast array of creative and performing arts events at Northern Kentucky University. One such event is the start of NKU’s spring theater season, kicking things off with “The Farnsworth...

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Brandon Barb, A&L Editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The annual faculty art exhibition opened in the Fine Arts Center Jan. 12 and will remain open until Feb. 3. The small gallery showcases Tobias Brauer’s work in graphic design, and the large gallery is reserved for the faculty members that wished to contribute. “It’s not representative of everyone...

BFA comes back for seconds

BFA comes back for seconds

Crystal Harris, Contributing writer

December 7, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Mix four months of frustration, inspiration, whiskey, coffee, Paris, steel and wood together and you’ll get an intriguing display of work from the Bachelor of Fine Arts students at Northern Kentucky University. The seniors had their fall final, and the artist reception was Thursday in the Main Gallery...

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

‘Antony and Cleopatra’ resurrected

Anna Kathman, Contributing writer

November 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Shakespearean flavor returns to Northern Kentucky University’s Stauss Theatre Dec. 1 with the premiere of “Antony and Cleopatra.” The play follows the tragic love story between two lovers, Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Set in Rome and Egypt around 30 B.C., Cleopatra, played by Robyn Novak, is a...

Art exhibits mystical photographs

Art exhibits mystical photographs

Roxanna Blevins and Roxanna Blevins

November 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Rod Stewart once sang that “every picture tells a story.” Stewart’s lyrics sum up photographer Troy Colby’s main objective: tell stories with images. Colby’s exhibits (“Our Falling World,” “The Dream of Flight” and “Mystical Portraits”) opened to the public Nov. 25 at RoHo Photo...

Artists ‘Surge’ through gallery

Artists ‘Surge’ through gallery

Roxanna Blevins

November 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

Step right up! The annual Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibitions are in town. “Surge,” the first of two exhibitions, which focuses on the art of graphic design, opened Nov. 10. The exhibition features the capstone projects of 12 senior graphic design majors, two in one Third Floor Gallery of the Fine...

English opera breaks barriers

Roxanna Blevins

November 16, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

One Northern Kentucky University professor is challenging common perceptions of opera. Grant Knox, an assistant professor of voice and opera, wove the show “An Evening of Opera in English” together by combining musical selections from eight different operas. The show has one set that takes...

Layers: Powerhouse Factories art exhibit closes in the Fine Arts Center

Crystal Harris

November 9, 2011


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Layers: A Powerhouse Retrospective at Northern Kentucky University’s Fine Arts Center had its closing reception Nov. 3. The art exhibit featured screen-printed concert posters by design company Powerhouse Factories, which is based out of Newport, Ky. In their statement, the company said, “Our...

Students attend friendly workshop

Kevin Gillman

November 9, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

The editors of Loch Norse Magazine, Northern Kentucky University’s student literary journal, hosted the publication’s first series of writing workshops Nov. 2-4 in the basement of the University Center. Students were given an opportunity to share their poetry or prose and have it critiqued by the...

Film society ready and rolling

Kyle Sebree

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Campus Events

Northern Kentucky University has a wealthy supply of student-based organizations, clubs and groups tailored to all kinds of interests. Students can find Greek life, campus ministries – even a paintball club around campus. One club has recently been revived, and it could function as one of the first...

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