This Week at SOTA
NKU School of the Arts - Jan. 11, 2021
Welcome Back from the SOTA Director
Director, NKU School of the Arts
In Memorium: Austin Dale Moore
A GoFundMe has been established to help Austin’s mother with medical expenses.
Interconnected: Jessica Bellamy on Jan. 21
Join us for our third Interconnected lecture: Jessica Bellamy, Thursday, Jan 21, 7 p.m. hosted by the University of Louisville Hite Hite Art Institute with support from AIGA Louisville. This free, online event is open to the public.
International speaker, Adobe Creative Residency alumna, and award-winning infographic designer, Jessica Bellamy, is a co-principal investigator at the Root Cause Research Center in Louisville, Kentucky. As a former Neurodevelopmental Science research analyst at the University of Louisville and community organizer, in 2015, Jessica created a social enterprise that combined grassroots organizing, research, and information graphics. She named that business GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio.
She has since been featured in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, as well as in Forbes, Communication Arts Magazine, The Great Discontent, Creative Mornings, The Dieline, and on Revision Path podcast.
Bellamy is a 2012 summa cum laude graduate from the University of Louisville with BFAs in Graphic Design and in 2D Studios, a BA in Pan African Studies, and a minor in Communication.
Upcoming Interconnected Lectures:
- Feb. 25, 7 p.m. Maurice "Mo" Woods (Executive Director and Founder of the Inneract Project (IP); Principal Designer, Microsoft)
- March 2021, TBA: Carahna Magwood (Creative Director to the White House)
- April 9, noon. Andrea Pippins (Stockholm-based Illustrator and Author)
Final hours for SOTA t-shirt fundraiser
Visual Arts announces new diversity scholarships
The Visual Arts Program is proud to announce two new diversity scholarships for incoming students.
Diversity in Visual Arts Scholarship
To encourage diversity and inclusion in Visual Arts. This award defines diversity in broad terms (ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, abilities, or socio-economic status).
Visual Arts Diversity Scholarship in Memory of Craig Haskins
To encourage diversity and inclusion in Visual Arts. Open to incoming freshman, international, or transfer students.
Craig Haskins was an African American student that made a large impact on the Visual Arts Program. He was an exceptional student that was kind and diligent in his studies. Craig showed great courage in pursuing his degree at NKU while battling several health conditions. Many students and faculty did not know of his health issues as he focused on a strong work ethic, not letting his health stand in the way of his studies. Craig’s father brought him to campus in a wheelchair so he could turn in his final art and design projects the day before his passing. This scholarship serves as a memorial to Craig’s life and his creative pursuits.
Benavides releases second jazz album
This past Fall, students in the African Dance course did a cool Norse-Tok (TikTok) project in which they partnered up and merged African dance techniques with contemporary music and movement. Each group had to learn another group's choreography. Check out the video below and more videos on our YouTube channel.
Emeritus Faculty featured in “The Museum Project”
Behringer-Crawford Museum highlights photography alumni
Alumni Update: Eden Smock
Why did you choose to study at NKU SOTA?
I chose NKU because it was down to earth. The small class sizes allowed me to get the most out of my education and truly excel! I loved being a Norse!
Alumni Update: Anna Schindler Brown
Why did you choose to study at NKU SOTA?
I felt like the faculty really cared about my education and helped me succeed. I was able to define myself creatively and make life long connections with faculty and fellow students.
Virtual Events and Performances
- Music Faculty Showcase Concert
- Jazz Studies "Compilation" digital album
- Latin Jazz
- Steel Drum Band
- Keyboard Area Recital
Theatre & Dance