• VCD Students Take Home Six Medals at AIGA Nebraska Show 2016

    On Saturday, November 12, AIGA Nebraska held this year’s Show exhibit—their most prestigious juried competition—at KANEKO in Omaha. Show highlights some of Nebraska’s most outstanding design work by students and professionals. UNK’s Visual Communication and Design students took home a total of six medals. Aaron Fisher won both a gold and silver medal for his multimedia work […]

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  • Halloween Descends Upon Art and Design!

    Halloween festivities filled the Fine Arts Building this Monday as students participated in a pumpkin carving contest and pumpkin chuckin’ throughout the day. The department-wide celebration has become a strong tradition within Art and Design as faculty, staff, and students from around the college come to take a look at art students’ creepy creations and […]

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  • Imagination Day: Reloaded A Big Success

    UNK’s Fine Arts Building was filled with even more inquiring, creative minds than usual this past Wednesday. An estimated 110 students from 13 central Nebraska high schools participated in Imagination Day: Reloaded hosted by UNK’s Art and Design Department on Wednesday, October 19. Students began the day by visiting the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA). Students were […]

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  • Mitch O’Connell to Visit UNK on Wednesday, October 5th

    Illustrator, painter, and all around trendsetter Mitch O’Connell is set to speak on his work and experiences Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall as part of The Jack Karraker Lecture Series. A spirited Q & A and Meet and Greet will follow his talk. This event, sponsored by the Department […]

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  • Art and Design Student’s 9/11 Tribute, 2016

    UNK Art and design students have created a 9/11 tribute and art display to honor Sept. 11th victims and survivors. The public presentation, titled “Hello, 911 Tribute and Art Display,” will remain in place through Monday, September 12th. It is located on the lawn south of the UNK Health and Sports Center, 2501 15th Ave., […]

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  • UNK Students Explore Glass at Try It Tuesday Event

    On Tuesday, August 23rd, the Glassworks Society hosted “Try It Tuesday,” a one day event that was open to all UNK students offering the opportunity to get the glass class experience without having to be registered for a glass course.

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  • UNK Art Cultural Studies Through Art, New York City Tour

      Fifteen UNK students in an Art History 475 course, Cultural Studies Through Art taught by Mallory Wetherell, spent a week in New York City in early May. Participants visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Guggenheim), the Museum of Natural History (Whitney), and The Museum of Modern Art. The group toured the Chelsea Collectives Galleries […]

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  • UNK VCD students win Two Judges’ Citations and Fifteen (15) Nebraska ADDY Awards

    The UNK Art and Design students won a Special Judges’ Citation and a gold ADDY Award for the department’s integrated brand identity campaign “Imagination.”  Student designers were Taylor Cody, Josh Rivas, Brooklyn Sorenson,  Shelty Webster, and Brittany Wolken. Faculty Dan May, Mark Hartman, and Richard Schuessler art directed. Doug Waterfield, Department Chair, narrated the video.  Other 2015–16 UNK Student Gold Nebraska ADDY award winners are: […]

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Department of Art and Design Mission

To provide for professional and cultural study with courses giving a concentrated experience for those interested in a professional career in art. Degrees in studio art and visual communication and design can be completed. To prepare teachers of art for a professional career in education. Creative ability professional proficiency and understanding of the psychology of art education are stressed. To enable art and non-art majors to acquire an awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage. Important resources in this process include the Walker Art Gallery, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), and study tours.

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Matt Ziemke Solo Exhibition at University of Alabama and RSC Grant Recipient

Posted on October 12 - 2016 | Comments Off on Matt Ziemke Solo Exhibition at University of Alabama and RSC Grant Recipient

It has been an exciting week for full-time art lecturer Matt Ziemke. Matt returned earlier this week from hanging a solo exhibition in the Sella-Granata […]

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Mallory Wetherell Featured in New Frontiers Magazine

Posted on October 27 - 2015 | Comments Off on Mallory Wetherell Featured in New Frontiers Magazine

“Thinking creatively and problem solving is something we learn to not do. We’re all born creative and then we grow out of it. The real […]

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“Imagination” Is New Theme for Art Department

Posted on October 6 - 2015 | Comments Off on “Imagination” Is New Theme for Art Department

“Imagination,” conveyed in whimsical illustration and visual arts will represent the UNK Art Department in public spaces. Watch out for the imaginative creatures depicting UNK Art Design, Art Studio, Art Education and […]

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