Jave Yoshimoto’s Obstinate Chasm in Walker Gallery, Gallery Talk on September 20

The Walker Gallery’s currently exhibition, Jave Yoshimoto’s Obstinate Chasm, is a collection of illustrative images that speak to the fast-paced dissemination of news and information and, in the artist’s own words, the “social amnesia” that is caused by it. Yoshimoto, an Assistant Professor of Art and Foundations Coordinator for the Department of Art and Art History at […]

Imagination Day Inspires Students to Imagine UNK

Every semester, area high school students come to UNK’s Art and Design department and are challenged to imagine a future at UNK. This Wednesday, 70 students from eight high schools experienced what it is like to be guided by our experienced and knowledgable faculty in workshops and demonstrations that included photography, ceramics, glassblowing, animation, portfolio […]

Professor Victoria Goro-Rapoport Featured in New Frontiers

UNK Art and Design’s printmaking and drawing professor, Victoria Goro-Rapoport, is featured in the 2017 issue of New Frontiers magazine—a publication created by UNK to highlight research, scholarship, and creative activity across the campus’s varying disciplines. In Professor Goro-Rapoport’s article, the esteemed printmaker discusses her academic and artistic background; her experience working with etching, mezzotint, […]

Design Students Raise Nearly $1000 in T-shirt Sales To Benefit Natural Disaster Relief

When Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and the California Wildfires devastated Texas, Florida, and California within a matter of weeks, UNK’s student chapter of AIGA wanted to do something to help those affected by these natural disasters. Students quickly sprung into action and put together a series of t-shirt designs, voting on the best two of […]

UNK’s VCD Students Take Home Fifteen Medals at AIGA Show

This Saturday, AIGA Nebraska—our state’s chapter for the design profession’s largest and oldest professional organization—held its annual design competition at Kaneko in Omaha. This year, 30 works from UNK’s Visual Communication and Design (VCD) students made it to the second-round of judging. This year’s judges included Timothy Hykes, a UX Designer for Wells Fargo and […]

Creepy Jack-O’-Lanterns and Smashed Pumpkins Highlight Halloween 2017

It’s Halloween and within the Department of Art and Design that means fists full of pumpkin guts, paint-filled gourds flying through the air, and a hall filled with some of the spookiest jack-o’-lanterns. Students from the department took part in carving and displaying their pumpkin designs for our annual contest and participated in chuckin’ pumpkins […]

UNK Art & Design Ignite Creative Possibilities with Imagination Day

Over 115 students attended this fall’s Imagination Day in order to attend workshops and demonstrations in letterpress, printmaking, ceramics, glass blowing, and 3D modeling. Area high schools that attended included Amherst, Beatrice, Broken Bow, Grand Island Northwest, Grand Island Senior High, Gothenburg, Kearney Catholic, Kearney High School, Lexington, Minden, Ogallala, Shelton, Wicox-Hildreth, and Phillipsburg, Kansas.  […]

Make Your Reality at the Third Annual Imagination Day

The third annual Imagination Day events are set to kick-off this fall on Wednesday, October 18 when area Nebraska high schools will join students and professors from UNK along with staff from the Museum of Nebraska Art for a day of workshops, demonstrations, and Q&A sessions. Students will begin the morning at the Museum of Nebraska […]

Area High School Students Experience Imagination Day: Reloaded

Light paintings, monoprint ceramics, 3D computer models, and screen prints were just a handful of activities that over 60 students from ten different high schools took part in during Imagination Day:Reloaded this past Wednesday. One thing that is certain from this event: students left reinvigorated with inspiration and knowledge from the variety of demonstrations and workshops that […]