The Northerner

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.
September 23, 2020

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) has decided to utilize digital media as an alternative method to typical live performances, open art galleries and music/vocal lessons in order to ensure a safe, socially...

Student Art Spotlight

Student Art Spotlight
September 20, 2020

Destiny Ca'Mel, junior “Bound” (2018) - Acrylic paint, Paint pens, Prismacolor pencils - 18x24 "In this piece, I show the familial traumas and harms that people deal with, but never want to talk...

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Students painting
Saturday's event featured several live performances.
October 21, 2019
The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

The latest gallery in SOTA was created by 1998 graduate Hollis Hammonds
September 20, 2019
In the School of the Arts’ newest gallery, “Homecoming”, Hollis Hammonds imbues her past in her art, telling the story of her upbringing in Independence, KY. Hammonds, a 1998 NKU graduate and current Chair of Visual Studies at St. Edward’s University, wanted to highlight the shared American experience to hold onto objects and how the things we keep resonates meaning in others. 

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over
SOTA explores ways to promote self-expression and creativity while eliminating vandalism
September 16, 2019

It’s back to the drawing board for the faculty of School of the Arts as they continue to pursue solutions to promote self-expression, not vandalism. The Fine Arts Building’s graffiti stairwell is...

Julia Oldham combines feminism and science through art

Oldham makes ASMR videos to help the reader relax while also exploring the universe.
October 23, 2018

Multimedia artist Julia Oldham spoke to students and staff in the Digitorium in Griffin Hall Thursday about past, present and upcoming projects. Oldham grew up with a physicist for a father who told...

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

January 22, 2018

Ripples of blue clay form an aqueous mane around the slight form of a face, pushing through the surface of the watery spiral. Raindrops shaped like ghostly humans fall headfirst into a floating sea of...

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Ana England, a former NKU professor, has an exhibit called
September 30, 2017

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...

‘New level of exposure’: Artists reveal work at Juried Exhibition

Emily Thomas, junior  photography major, displays her photo
March 29, 2017

Students at NKU were given the opportunity to put their artistic talents on display in the university’s annual Juried Student Exhibition located in the Fine Arts Building’s Third Floor Gallery and...

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

Guests pondered the meaning behind William Mudd's
December 6, 2016

As students rush to finish assignments and cram for final exams, nine seniors from the School of the Arts have already completed their work, currently on display for all to see. Made up of painters, sculptors,...

French Film Festival visits campus

The festival has two more films to show before wrapping up.
April 30, 2015

For the past four Thursdays, and the next two, Griffin Hall’s Digitorium has been home to The Tournées Festival, a celebration of some of France’s top contemporary films and directors.The festival,...

The evolution of WNKU over 30 years

WNKU's general manager, Sean O'Mealy.
April 29, 2015

WNKU is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their first broadcast on April 29,1985. At 5:30 in the morning, Maryanne Zeleznik was the first voice on the air in front of a room of staff members and a technician...

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