Apr
11
2019

KINDRED is a new fundraising initiative targeted toward maintaining and improving the offerings and facilities of the Department of Art and Design on the UNK campus.  The alumni of our programs are our most valuable resource in this regard, as they are the most compelling, shining examples of success through hard work!  We have two…

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Dec
04
2018

Twas the night of White Elephant, held in room three-eleven The Art Society convened at half before seven. The best gifts were so bad that it was a relief, when somebody else would act as a thief. There were Twizzlers and robots and socks and some cocoa, but whoever wrapped potatoes is clearly quite loco….

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Oct
31
2018

It’s hard to come up with a holiday that is more creative than Halloween. Whether it’s sculpting a pumpkin, assembling the perfect costume, or creating the scariest story, Halloween seems like a holiday tailor-made for artists. Maybe that’s why the Art and Design department continues to go all out for this October holiday. There was…

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Oct
13
2018

Over a hundred art educators from across the state turned out for this year’s fall conference for the National Art Teachers Association (NATA) hosted by the UNK Art and Design department. The NATA Fall Conference is a yearly event dedicated to providing professional development opportunities to art teachers. The two-day event provided attendees with hands-on…

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Oct
11
2018

Art students from 17 different high schools visited the Art and Design department today for our biannual Imagination Day. With ongoing construction, things were done a little differently this time around. Students began the day by meeting in the HPER (or Hyper) Gym where they listened to a talk by Chicago artist and art educator…

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Oct
04
2018

Things got weirder than usual in the art department today. It started with a conversation between Professors May and Rapien as well as senior VCD major Jase Hueser. Something had to be done with the blank white wall temporarily set-up while the new add-on is being constructed. So, they grabbed some paint, brushes, and markers…

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Sep
30
2018

The UNK Department of Art and Design along with the Art and Design Social Media Team are asking you to take part in one of the greatest artistic events of the year: Inktober! We will be selecting and displaying student and faculty illustrations each day in the hallway as well as on Facebook and Instagram….

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Aug
24
2018

This past Saturday, fifteen students from Auburn High School participated in a student-led workshop including paper staining, collage, and letterpress printing. A big shout out to our amazing Art and Design students Melissa Kay Sellers, Lindsay Renee Warning, Maggie Pierson and Haily House for helping the department host this fantastic opportunity! Check out some images…

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May
08
2018

Art Education senior Lindsay Warning and junior Hannah Goodenberger represented the UNK chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Nebraska Art Teachers Association (NATA) at this year’s Governor’s Arts Awards in Omaha. NATA was awarded the Excellence in Arts Education Award at tonight’s event. The biennial Governor’s Arts Awards is hosted by…

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