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Art and Design’s Bethany Nicoli artwork featured on cover of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Public Policy publication

Art and Design’s Bethany Nicoli artwork featured on cover of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Public Policy publication

Bethany Nicoli, a graduating senior soon to earn her bachelor of science in art, has artwork featured on the cover of the current edition of Harvard University’s Kennedy School Journal of Hispanic Policy. The JHP is the oldest student-run academic journal at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. (more…)

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Olivia Zubko

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Olivia Zubko

As NIU and the world around us deals with a global pandemic, artists continue to find ways to express themselves. In the College of Visual and Performing arts the learning and teaching hasn’t stopped, it’s simply evolved to meet the needs and limitations of the situation. Over the coming days, we’ll be featuring how NIU students, alumni and faculty in the arts are continuing to do what they love.

Olivia Zubko
Major: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Sculpture
Year: Senior
Hometown: Schaumburg, Ill.

“During the pandemic, I’ve been staying productive and creative by finishing a few projects I had started prior to quarantine as well as starting a few works on paper. It has been important to me to find ways to continue making work without a woodshop or a ceramics studio. I’ve accepted that it’s not likely I’ll produce my magnum opus during this time but I’m doing what I can to stay productive and connected with other artists through social media.”

Olivia Zubko - Core Sample
Core Sample
Plywood, Porcelain, Stoneware, Glass, Moss, Earth, Found Objects, Ferns
Approx. 12″ x 12″ x 72″
2020

(Top)
Warmth
Porcelain, Metal
Variable Dimensions
2020

Are you a student, alumni or faculty member in the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts with video of yourself performing or creating, or photos of a finished product? Use this form to share it with us. 

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Veronica Storc

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Veronica Storc

As NIU and the world around us deals with a global pandemic, artists continue to find ways to express themselves. In the College of Visual and Performing arts the learning and teaching hasn’t stopped, it’s simply evolved to meet the needs and limitations of the situation. Over the coming days, we’ll be featuring how NIU students, alumni and faculty in the arts are continuing to do what they love.

Veronica Storc
Major: 
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
“Creatively, I am adapting my sculptural work to find projects I can complete at home. 3-D art has been my main focus at school so it’s been interesting to continue that body of work without studio access.  I’ve also been allowing myself  time to follow pursuits that I don’t typically have as much time for such as cooking, drawing, and keeping up with media (shows, music, YouTube etc). Everyday has been a little different but I’m trying to find a balance between projects for school and calming creative activities.”

Veronica Storc 3

Veronica Storc 2

See more of Veronica’s work at her website.

Are you a student, alumni or faculty member in the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts with video of yourself performing or creating, or photos of a finished product? Use this form to share it with us.