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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...

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

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

Abigail Crabill, Contributor

March 29, 2017


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

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 Main Gallery, featuring an array of mediums including painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking and visua...

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

GALLERY: A look into the senior art projects

Michael Stegner, Reporter

December 6, 2016


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

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, photographers, and an array of artistic visionaries, the nine seniors’ final portfolios cover...

French Film Festival visits campus

French Film Festival visits campus

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 30, 2015


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

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, which has been on campus the past five years, was brought to NKU via grants from the French American ...

The evolution of WNKU over 30 years

The evolution of WNKU over 30 years

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

April 29, 2015


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

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 rewiring the board underneath her feet to ensure everything was going to work properly.Since those ear...

The great white whale settles in Covington

The great white whale settles in Covington

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 9, 2015


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

Dr. Robert Wallace takes a step back in the lobby of the Covington Public Library, and his eyes light up as they pass over the seven quilts hanging up, tightening the grip on the peg leg in his hands. He knows the story behind each piece of artwork that he’ll be setting up in the coming days, preparing th...

Student exhibition gives taste of the real world

Student exhibition gives taste of the real world

Kelsey Bungenstock, Reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life

Students at NKU got a chance once again to display their talents in the annual Juried Student Exhibition in the Third Floor Gallery and Main Gallery of the Fine Arts Building. To make it into the gallery students had to submit their work so that it could be evaluated by an experienced juror. Roughly 300 pieces or ar...

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

Editor lists his favorite releases of 2014

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

During one of the free hours I had over spring break, I began to file the new releases of 2014 into my collection and I started compiling and editing my list of favorites. This is never an easy thing to do. What separates one great release from being ranked above another? Either way, here it is. D’Ange...

New theater season announced

New theater season announced

Erin Mullins, Reporter

March 18, 2015


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

From Shakespeare to a Seussical; from Shaw to Sondheim, the 2015-2016 theater season was recently announced and the lineup is impressive. The variety of shows that will be offered next season truly shows the flexibility NKU’s theater department has in the kinds of shows they choose to produce. It also s...

Student learns to heal through music

Student learns to heal through music

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 5, 2015


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

Freshman Quintin Bonds grew up in Louisville singing in church, but it would soon become his next passion after being forced to cut football career short. This passion helped him win 3rd place in the Kentucky Association of Negro Musicians annual competition in early February. “I had gotten into high...

“Better Call Saul” feels like we never left Albuquerque

Dylan Tierney, Reporter

March 2, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Viewpoints

It would be all too easy to write off "Better Call Saul" as a cash-grab prequel to one of television’s biggest hits  - and co-creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould know this. Kicking "Better Call Saul" off with a stylized flash-forward immediately paints a picture for what Jimmy McGill is in fo...

Through the lens of a theatre major

Through the lens of a theatre major

Gavin Colton, Reporter

February 26, 2015


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

From photographs featured in local exhibits to sharing screen time with stars like Don Cheadle and Patrick Wilson, Philip Krinsky has explored a plethora of avenues throughout his time at NKU. Krinsky, senior BFA in performance major, hones in on all of his passions as he prepares for graduation in Ma...

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