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Art exhibits mystical photographs

Art exhibits mystical photographs

Roxanna Blevins and Roxanna Blevins

November 30, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Roxanna Blevins

October 12, 2011

Northern Kentucky University Director of Jazz Studies William Hogg has a vision to empower at-risk youths. While Hogg’s vision is clear, it is proving to be a challenge to keep it alive. EMPOWER is a non-profit program focused on “return[ing] the roots of jazz and blues to urban areas,” according...

‘Songs for the Slain’ diverse and compelling

Roxanna Blevins

October 12, 2011

For anyone still wondering what folk-metal sounds like, Winterhymn’s debut album “Songs for the Slain” is now available. Winterhymn, a local band with four members who are students at Northern Kentucky University, held a release party for the album Oct. 8 at Radiodown, in Covington. “Songs for the S...

Belly dancing, hookers and fudgie-wudgie ice cream bars

Aly Durrett

October 5, 2011

Students have written and produced their own play and are directing and performing it at 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6 in the Fine Arts Center in Studio 307. “Shivaree” is about a hemophiliac named Chandler who lives with his mother. After trying to hire a prostitute with the help of his friend Scagg, he meets...

‘Women’ open theater season

Georgina Alamilla

October 4, 2011

Northern Kentucky University theater season launched Sept. 29 with a premiere of the musical “Little Women,” based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel. The story focuses on the lives of the four March sisters and occurs against the backdrop of the American Civil War. “I read the book when...

Personal experience inspires art

Roxanna Blevins

August 24, 2011

Two new wood-inspired bodies of work are on display in the Fine Arts Center at Northern Kentucky University. “New Work” is a collection of paintings on birch plywood by Patricia Bellan-Gillen. The paintings, which Bellan-Gillen said took about two months each to complete, are all works she has...

‘Midsummer Night’ keeps students in stitches

Shawn Buckenmeyer

April 27, 2011

William Shakespeare once said, “All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” That’s the case with Northern Kentucky University’s recent Shakespearean visitors. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company visited NKU’s campus on Thursday, April 21 at the Eva G. Farris Amphitheater wit...

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