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NKU School of the Arts Offering Online Art Summer Workshops for Adults

NKU_SOTA logoNorthern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will be offering two online art studio workshops for adults age 18+ this summer. Each workshop is taught by Randel Plowman and will offer an optional 10-hour Professional Development certificate for teachers. Tuition for each workshop is $70.

‘Zine Workshop (June 13-19)
You will create a ‘zine edition of your own! This can include text and pictures, pictures only, text only. Both printing and binding techniques will be taught. If you are an artist, writer, teacher or anyone with a story to tell, a point to make, or like to draw and make things, this workshop is for you! No previous experience necessary.

‘Zines (pronounced “zeens,” short for magazines) are self-published mini-books or original content about anything the author/illustrator chooses. Examples of topics range from comics, fanfiction, politics, art, and personal stories. Generally, they are reproduced on a photocopier in small print runs for sale or trade. Zines have been produced since the 1700s and were created by politically involved artists in the Dada and Surrealist movements in the early 20th century and the 1970s Punk subculture.

Collage Workshop (June 27-July 3)
Collage is the art of recycling. It takes the old and makes it new again through fragmenting, recontextualizing and combining imagery in new and exciting ways. This seven-day online workshop explores the many possibilities that collage can offer. This workshop is open to both beginner and advanced artists.

Several techniques will be explored in this hands-on workshop, including; creating visually compelling imagery through the use of layering, using color effectively, how to create a strong composition and more.

About Randel Plowman
Randel Plowman received his M.F.A. in printmaking from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.F.A. from Northern Kentucky University. He has exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States; in addition, his work appears in many public and private collections in North America and abroad, his work has been cited in numerous publications, including The New York Times and USA Today; been featured in The Paris Review, How Design Magazine, Artist Magazine and Somerset Studio. He is the author of two books, Masters: Collage, and The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started And Stay Inspired; voted Best Art Instruction Book of 2012 by Library Journal. Plowman currently teaches printmaking at Northern Kentucky University.

For more information and to register, please visit nku.edu/artworkshops.

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NKU Music Prep to Host Virtual Open House April 28

NKU_Virtual-open-house2Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts Music Preparatory Division will be hosting a FREE Virtual Open House for their Early Childhood Programs on Tuesday, April 28 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Calling all families with Toddlers through Age 9! NKU Music Prep is launching an 8-week summer session of Virtual Early Childhood Classes from May 12-July 2, 2020. Not sure what these classes would look like for your family? Try them out at a FREE Virtual Open House! The classes will be taught on Zoom, so in order to receive the information to join in, registration is required at https://forms.gle/j5b8yCgRMbEVAPw96.

The following classes will be offered at the Open House:

  • 9:30 a.m. “Toddler and Me” (Walking-Age 3, with a participating caregiver)
  • 10:30 a.m. OR 4:30 p.m. “Arts for Tots” (Ages 3-5) (Music and Dance)
  • 11:15 a.m. “M&M’s (Music and Movers)” (Ages 5-6) (Music and Dance)
  • 3:30 p.m. “Rhythm Rockers” (Ages 7-9) (Bucket Drumming)
  • 4:00 p.m. “Summer Strummers” (Ages 7-9) (Ukulele class)

For descriptions of each class and sign-up form, visit the Open House event on Facebook: fb.com/events/326053161705827

Or, visit the Early Childhood page on the Music Prep website: nku.edu/academics/sota/musicprep/programs/earlychildhood.html

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NKU SOTA Adds MAMMA MIA!, BURIED CHILD to Upcoming Season

NKU_SOTA logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts is excited to announce the addition of MAMMA MIA! to its 2020-2021 Mainstage season, which will take the place of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, running Feb. 19-28, 2021.

SOTA will also be offering a FREE performance of a modified staged reading of the previously canceled BURIED CHILD as a welcome back event on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Tickets can be reserved through the box office starting on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. If demand exceeds seating capacity, up to two additional performances will be scheduled. Updated 2020-2021 season information will be shared later in the summer.

In the meantime, make sure to tune in to SOTA’s new video series, NKU SOTA Stream – an ongoing collection of videos showcasing the deep talent throughout SOTA. Videos are available to view for free on our YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Instagram. For more information, please visit nku.edu/sotastream.

 

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NKU SOTA Cancels Summer Dinner Theatre Season

NKU_SOTA logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts commitment to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests is our top priority. At this time, we have decided to cancel our 2020 Commonwealth Theatre Company summer dinner theatre season, with the intent to run the productions of BEGUILED AGAIN and NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS next summer (June & July 2021).

We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 (Coronavirus) news, including regular updates from NKU’s Coronavirus Preparedness Team (nku.edu/covid19), the State of Kentucky, Center for Disease Control, and local health agencies. Decisions are made based on this information, as well as directives from government agencies. Your patience and understanding is much appreciated as we all do our part to ensure the health and safety of our community and country.

In the meantime, we invite you to tune in to our new video series, NKU SOTA Stream – an ongoing collection of videos showcasing the deep talent throughout SOTA. Videos are available to view for free on our YouTube channelFacebook page, and Instagram. For more information, please visit nku.edu/sotastream.

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Official Statement on COVID-19 from NKU School of the Arts

NKU_SOTA logoNorthern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts commitment to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests is our top priority. We are closely monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus) news, including regular updates from NKU’s Coronavirus Preparedness Team (nku.edu/coronavirus), the State of Kentucky, Center for Disease Control, and local health agencies. Decisions are made based on this information, as well as directives from government agencies.

Due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel all SOTA events, on and off-campus, for the remainder of the semester through May 31. All ticket sales are suspended until further notice. Summer activities and events have not been addressed at this time but will be assessed as conditions evolve.

AFFECTED EVENTS INCLUDE:

  • NKU Music Preparatory classes, ensembles, and lessons will continue with online instruction for the remainder of the semester (dependent on instructor).
  • BFA auditions for Theatre + Dance will happen remotely. Performance students will submit video auditions. Interviews for design/tech/playwriting will occur during a virtual meeting or teleconference.
  • SOTA Art Galleries (closed)
  • March 26-April 5: Buried Child (canceled)
  • April 2: Juried Student Exhibition Artist & Awards Reception (canceled; awards will be presented virtually)
  • April 16: Symphonic Winds + Choirs (canceled)
  • April 23: Philharmonic Orchestra (canceled)
  • April 24-May 3: Mamma Mia (canceled)
  • April 30: Concert Band + Conner HS Band (canceled)
  • May 15-16: Getting to Know… Oklahoma! (canceled)
  • June 4-21: Beguiled Again (ticket sales suspended)
  • July 9-26: Nana’s Naughty Knickers (ticket sales suspended)

We’ll continue to keep everyone updated through multiple formats, including email and social media. The latest updates will also be posted on the NKU Coronavirus Preparedness Team webpage (nku.edu/coronavirus).

WHAT ARE MY TICKET OPTIONS?
Ticket holders for shows have several options. You may exchange your ticket for a future production or receive a credit for your ticket price to use later. Or, you may choose to donate your purchase as a contribution to NKU SOTA. All non-profits will be feeling the impact of these directives, and your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Please note that the Box Office window is closed to visitors until further notice. However, you may call (859) 572-5464 and leave a message or email boxoffice@nku.edu with questions as we will be regularly monitoring emails and voice messages.

Thank you for your continuing support of the performing arts at Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts and stay healthy!

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