The Northerner

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

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

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

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

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...

Art continues to paint the walls of Steely

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer

April 4, 2013

April will feature the annual Social Justice Art/Writing Contest Exhibit, featuring work of NKU students in visual arts and more. NKU has had the privilege of holding many art exhibits in Steely Library’s Eva G. Farris Reading Room over the past few years. The current exhibit, “Positively Ninety,”...

Informatics faculty, staff show off in art show

Informatics faculty, staff show off in art show

Mac Payton, Staff writer

April 4, 2013

Last Friday, faculty and staff from the College of Informatics gathered in the advising center in Griffin Hall for the opening of a gallery featuring the works of seven faculty and staff members. J. Michael Skaggs, a professor in the college, helped set the gallery up. He already has years of experience...

Unique art turns heads in Fine Arts Gallery

Unique art turns heads in Fine Arts Gallery

Stephen Marck, Staff Writer

September 6, 2012

The Northern Kentucky University art galleries in the Fine Arts Building kicked off their yearly art exhibition on Aug. 21 with a showcase of contemporary artwork created by artists hailing from India. The exhibit, titled “The Art of Story Telling: Traditional and Contemporary Works from India,”...

Equines, the myth and that three-letter word

Equines, the myth and that three-letter word

Ryan Repasky, Contributing writer

April 24, 2012

The 2012 Spring BFA Senior Exhibitions had their opening reception April 19 in the main gallery of the Fine Arts Building. Showcased by the Department of Visual Arts, this semester’s show featured four senior artists whose artwork collectively covered painting, sculpture, photography and four-dimensional...

Creative work celebrated in style

Creative work celebrated in style

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

April 11, 2012

Northern Kentucky University featured the work of 492 students in the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity. The Celebration, which took place April 2-6, included posters and interactive displays, oral presentations and musical performances all across campus. The posters and interactive...

Exhibit showcases student visual art

Exhibit showcases student visual art

Darren Jones, Contributing writer

March 21, 2012

In the heart of Northern Kentucky University’s Fine Arts building is a dual room exhibiting student artwork. Each section of the room is brightly lit, illuminating the hardwood floors and plain white walls decorated with the artwork of contributing students. The Annual Juried Student Exhibit kicked...

A matter of context

A matter of context

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 15, 2012

Two new exhibitions opened to the public Feb. 9 in the third floor galleries of Northern Kentucky University’s Fine Arts Center. “The Valentine’s Exhibition” and “Contextual: An Exhibition of Image and Word” incorporate the talent of artists on both a local and a national level. “Contextual,”...

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Faculty gallery engages viewers

Brandon Barb, A&L Editor

January 18, 2012

The annual faculty art exhibition opened in the Fine Arts Center Jan. 12 and will remain open until Feb. 3. The small gallery showcases Tobias Brauer’s work in graphic design, and the large gallery is reserved for the faculty members that wished to contribute. “It’s not representative of everyone...

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