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NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Yuko Asada’s trip to Thailand

NIU Artists. Never. Quit. – Yuko Asada’s trip to Thailand

Yuko AsadaAs 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.

Yuko Asada, is a musical instrument tech in the NIU School of Music. She is director of the Community School of the Arts Steelband and assists Liam Teague with the NIU Steelband.

She was invited in December 2019 to present at Mahasarakham University in Thailand.

Yuko used part of her time during the COVID-19 stay at home order to create a two-part video about her trip to share with members of the NIU Steelband. (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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Upcoming Holiday Concerts

Upcoming Holiday Concerts

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