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 […]

Nine UNK VCD Students Earn Seventeen ADDY Awards

Congratulations to nine of our Visual Communication and Design students who took home a total of seventeen awards from this year’s American Advertising Federation’s District ADDY Awards! On February 18, students and professionals from across the state gathered at Lincoln’s Rococo Theater for this year’s awards ceremony which highlights exceptional professional work and student projects. […]

Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!

Happy National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, everyone! In order to honor this lesser-known holiday that celebrates our favorite packing material, we created a series of cards designed by our very own Visual Communication and Design professor, Dan May, and a handful of our eager-to-assist students. In between the instant gratification that comes with the popping of these air-filled […]

Exhibition Statement – Art Ed. Fall 2016

A body is a collection of systems in which each part plays a role in maintaining order. There are many checks and balances in place within the body to create equilibrium and maintain a beautifully functioning human being. Within our show, our artwork functions similarly. Each of the five artists in this show has contributed […]

Robert Bombeck, BFA Art Senior, 2016

  Exhibition Statement My body of work was created to explore various examples of corruption. Throughout the years, it has seemed that people, political parties, and activist groups have sought to solve these issues with a final black and white solution. However, problems within society, government, and our ecosystem seem to rarely be solved with […]

Kiyun Eom, BFA Art Senior, 2016

  Exhibition Statement (Ablution) The Korean word ‘목욕재계 (Mok-yok-jaegye)’ translates to the English word ablution, which historically refers to the action of cleaning the body and calming the mind, usually completed in conjunction with memorial or holy ceremonies. Today, the term is used more commonly as an expression for taking a bath, and clearing the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Art Gallery at the University of Alabama. His exhibition, What it is, what it was, and what it will be, features large-scale ceramic tiles that deal with the artist’s perceptions of […]