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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]