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NatGeo photographer Michael Nichols talks about the value of collaboration

NatGeo photographer Michael Nichols talks about the value of collaboration

Brittany Smart, Reporter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life

The room darkened as National Geographic photographer Michael Nichols took the stage at Greaves Hall the night of Oct. 15 to showcase his works to the NKU community. “Everything I’ve ever done is a collaboration,” Nichols said in his opening remarks. He then played a video that described the pr...

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

PHOTOS: CliftonFest brings artisan vendors and musicians to neighborhood

Ally Jasper, Contributer

October 1, 2014


Filed under 2014, Arts & Life, Campus Arts, Featured Story

The Clifton Fest completed its third annual gathering this past weekend in Clifton on Ludlow Ave. Vendors displayed their products, artists covered sidewalks with drawings, and musicians performed throughout each day’s festivities. To kick off Friday evening, Ludlow Wine sponsored wine tastings that were...

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

National Geographic photographers to speak at NKU

September 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus Arts

Pictures of endangered species have decorated campus recently as previews of the work of two National Geographic photographers: Michael “Nick” Nichols and Joel Sartore. Eleven of the 12 photos displayed on campus buildings like Steely Library, Nunn Hall and the Fine Arts Center are Sartore’s. The largest work, th...

NKU students sell their art at ‘Yart sale’

NKU students sell their art at ‘Yart sale’

John Flaherty, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

NKU students and other local artists were able to sell their art to the public on Sept. 13 during the Campbell County Public Library’s first Yart sale, a yard sale-style event designed to introduce library patrons to local artists. “I was appointed to contact local artists in the area universit...

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Theatre class promotes practice over teaching

Lizzie Kibler

September 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

“It’s the Fine Arts building’s best kept secret,” stage manager Katarina Anhofer said. This secret is Studio 307, also known as the 307 Series, which is a completely student-run series of stage productions tucked quietly away in Fine Arts’ room 307. The cast, director, and stage managers ...

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Artworks hires NKU youth and talent to help paint mural

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 28, 2014


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

Last Thursday, the Newport Aquarium unveiled the more than 300-foot-long and 33-foot-tall shark wall mural. While a large group helped to complete the work, several of the hands that put paint to the wall belonged to NKU students. Jenna Webster, a freshman graphic design major and media informatics minor, wa...

Theatre department demonstrates its love of the stage with this season’s lineup

Matt Spaulding, Features Editor

August 22, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

The theatre department has been involved in meetings for months getting ready to bring three different productions to the stage this fall semester. “If you’ve never given NKU theater and dance a try, if you’ve never come out to one of our productions this is a great season to give us a try,”...

Sneak a peek into this spring’s art exhibits

Sneak a peek into this spring’s art exhibits

Carrie Crotzer, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2014


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Modern artistic expression using technology, bronze work and even mini waffle trucks are all a part of the eccentric range of pieces which can be found in the current Full and Part-time Visual Arts Faculty exhibition gallery. This diverse range of pieces are a part of the first of five shows displayed...

Graffiti stimulates debate: is it art or is it scribbles?

Graffiti stimulates debate:  is it art or is it scribbles?

Andrew Kell, Contributing writer

September 12, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life, Featured Story

Graffiti has become more of a commonplace art form in recent years as popular artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey have painted on many urban landscapes, such as Fairey’s murals seen throughout Cincinnati. But when does art turn into vandalism or just become scribbles? NKU has had a recent string...

Celebration closes with senior art exhibit opening

Celebration closes with senior art exhibit opening

Mac Payton, Staff writer

April 19, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

All of this week, students have been proudly showing off their work to members of the university community with NKU’s Celebration of Student Research and Creativity. The senior art exhibit on Friday was one of the last events of the week. Graduating seniors in the fine arts department got to show o...

Students display findings on assumptions through word art

Students display findings on assumptions through word art

Nancy Curtis, Staff writer

April 16, 2013


Filed under Arts & Life

This semester a race, gender and theater class took to the student body to learn a little about assumptions. Daryl Harris’ race, gender and theater course was tasked with coming up with a project that could be publicly displayed, which demonstrated the things they learned to help better citizens. Harr...

Initiative uses art, language to raise awareness

Initiative uses art, language to raise awareness

Alyson Schoenung, Staff writer

April 11, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, News

NKU announced a new project partnership with Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement to clean up and bring out potential in a historical, low-income Northern Kentucky neighborhood. The west side of Newport, Ky. is home to many single family dwellings, some of which are the oldest in the city, dating...

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