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VIEWPOINT: BFA Senior Exhibition background and commentary

VIEWPOINT: BFA Senior Exhibition background and commentary

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor December 6, 2022

The BFA 2022 Senior Exhibition is running Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 in the Fine Arts Center third-floor galleries to showcase the capstone projects of graduating seniors as they gear up to launch into their professional...

A look upon Greaves Concert Hall from the stage vantage.

SOTA Music Program prepares to kickoff fall concerts

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor September 28, 2022

Every semester, NKU’s School of the Arts hosts a series of concerts with ensembles of different sizes and styles taking the stage to showcase various areas of music studies in the program.  This...

Preview to Scenes From Nowhere gallery.

Scenes From Nowhere: Interpreting SOTA’s curious summer art exhibit

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor July 28, 2022

“Scenes From Nowhere,” an art exhibit hosted by the NKU School of the Arts will be running through Aug. 26. It features three gallery sections: Gates of Eden by Mark Albain, Pictorial Redux by Joe...

Hannah Wentzels photo Depleted.

Hannah Wentzel – Dreaming, Depleted, and Disengaged

Andrea Turner, Reporter April 26, 2022

Though Hannah Wentzel’s photos were each named separately, they work together as a series. She noted that her goal was to make them look like a series even though the content was different. To do...

The Clay Alliance space at the Pendleton Art Center.

Senior foundations lecturer takes on new position at local art center

Andrea Turner, Reporter April 6, 2022

Alongside the Clay Alliance, senior foundations lecturer Nicholas Bonner has taken over the position of director of galleries at the Pendleton Art Center. Simultaneously, Bonner has assumed the director...

An empty sitting area outside SOTA.

Getting creative with SOTA

Kiley Steiner April 18, 2021

These NKU School of the Arts students are using social media and other outlets to express themselves creatively.

Four dancers rehearse in a parking garage.

How does SOTA operate during a pandemic?

Alyssa Weber, Arts & Life Editor 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...

Students painting The Red Horses with chalk.

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor 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

“Homecoming” sees NKU alum return to her roots

Emily Broyles, Contributor 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

Kyle Wade, Contributor 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...

Oldham makes ASMR videos to help the reader relax while also exploring the universe.

Julia Oldham combines feminism and science through art

Corinne Byrne, Contributor 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...

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