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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. – Anna-Marie Zurlinden

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Anna-Marie Zurlinden

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.

Anna-Marie Zurlinden
Major: Master of Fine Arts – Studio Arts – Drawing Emphasis
Year: 2020

Anna-Marie was scheduled to exhibit her thesis show in the Annette and Jerry Johns Student Art Gallery, but because the gallery is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she did the next best thing.

Anna-Marie created a scale and created a virtual exhibit video incorporating scale model images of the arts space, images of the artwork and information from a booklet that would have been available at the gallery.

Here is her “Edge of Epiphany” Virtual Art Show.


“Here is the Leisurely Stroll Through Edition. It will take you closer to the experience of visiting the physical show. It incorporates the information from the booklet that was to be available at the gallery and provides images of a scale model of the exhibit to give you an idea of the spatial relationships. It is 16 1/2 minutes long. If you choose this one, light a scented candle, pour a beverage of your choice, and enjoy the show.”

 

 

 

Edge of Epiphany Virtual Art Show Tour (Leisurely Stroll Through Edition)

I’m uploading two versions of my Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A) thesis show. Option 1 is a Breeze Though Edition which cycles through the artwork and ends with several pages of credits. It is 7 minutes long.

Option 2, the Leisurely Stroll Through Edition, will take you closer to the experience of visiting the physical show. It incorporates the information from the booklet that was to be available at the gallery and provides images of a scale model of the exhibit to give you an idea of the spatial relationships. It is 16 1/2 minutes long. If you choose this one, light a scented candle, pour a beverage of your choice, and enjoy the show.

This is a public post and was to be a public show, so feel free to share it.

Posted by Anna-Marie Zurlinden on Thursday, April 2, 2020

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NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – David Reninger

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – David Reninger

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. (more…)

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Chris Scanlon, Rio Brass

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Chris Scanlon, Rio Brass

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.

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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

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Warmth
Porcelain, Metal
Variable Dimensions
2020

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