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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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]