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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 about. Also, how a household can turn out to be a prison for some people, and how some do not fear wh...

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Students painting

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.

New director overcomes cult-classic ‘Rocky Horror’

Despite a few challenges, NKU's production team doesn't slow down.

Cole Grecco, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

October 25, 2016

Alex Steele has a lot of expectations to fulfill. Not just because he’s taking over NKU’s performance of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a cult-classic which has been done countless times across the country, including several times at NKU. The sophomore theatre major and director of NKU’s “R...

The great white whale settles in Covington

Abby Schlachter's cast covered in writing on display at the festival.

Christian Glass, Reporter

April 9, 2015

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

Students browse the gallery.

Kelsey Bungenstock, Reporter

April 2, 2015

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...

New theater season announced

A scene from Les Mis which had its final performance of the season on March 1. The 2015-2016 season was announced last week.

Erin Mullins, Reporter

March 18, 2015

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

Quintin Bonds sang a classical piece and a spiritual piece in the Kentucky Association of Negro Musicians annual competition.

Matt Spaulding, Arts and Life Editor

March 5, 2015

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...

Funds from Rocky Horror Show to Benefit the Center Stage Players’ 307 Series Projects

Lizzie Kibler, Assistant Arts and Life Editor

February 13, 2015

“I nearly passed out,” Center Stage Players treasurer, Jennifer Rhodenhiser said after she found out the amount of money raised after the Rocky Horror Picture Show fundraising event. Rhodenhiser was surprised to find that one event raised more than $1,000 when their fundraisers usually make arou...

Ken Jones named director of new School of the Arts

Ken Jones accepting the School of the Arts director position. Jones has worked for Disney and has directed multiple musicals on the NKU mainstage. - See more at:

Mac Payton, Reporter

February 12, 2015

Ken Jones, who has been the chair of the theater and dance department at NKU for 11 years, has recently been named the director of the new School of the Arts, approved by the Board of Regents on last month. The new school will combine the three departments of visual art, theater and dance, and music...

Faculty art exhibit attempts to bring students together

Matt Jent, Reporter

January 15, 2015

Visual art can take many forms. It can be as conventional as a painting or as abstract as a sculpture made out of found objects. This holds true in the upcoming staff visual art gallery, where artwork by part-time staff to long-standing full time staff will be showcased. “It gives great opportuni...

Theatre department’s spring lineup sure to dazzle

Theatre department's spring lineup sure to dazzle

Erin Mullins, Reporter

January 14, 2015

NKU’s theatre department is doing things a little different with this spring’s line bringing to life three very different productions: “Les Miserables,” “Mud Nostalgia” and The Y.E.S. Festival. Michael Hatton, assistant theatre department chair, said the variety of productions the theat...

National Geographic photographer introduces NKU to a world half-empty

The African Elephant  is one of the species documented in Joel Sartore's Photo Ark that is on display in one of NKU's FotoFocus galleries.

Kiana Berry, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2014

“50 percent of all species by 2100 will be headed towards extinction,” said National Geographic photographer of 22 years, Joel Sartore. Thus sparked the motivation behind the Photo Ark, a collection of over 3,700 photographed species captured over nine years and the number continues to grow. Th...

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