Entries with Blog The Arts .

The Risk of Excellence: Embracing Writing Critique

06/20/17
6:57 PM




By Judith Hougen As a college freshman eager to dive into the life of an English major, I joined a writer’s club my first semester. Up until that point, my life with words had consisted of... Read more »

Dealing with writer's envy

06/06/17
1:00 PM




Working towards success as a writer is difficult. Watching that success come to your peers while it eludes you can be even more challenging to deal with. Author and professor Heather Peterson... Read more »

Angi Putney: Leading worship and people

05/23/17
9:46 PM




When Angi Putney started earning her degree in Music Performance at Northwestern in 2013, she wasn’t sure she’d see graduation day. “The expectations were very high,’’ recalls Putney. “It was... Read more »

I want to write. Am I doomed to be a barista?

04/25/17
8:12 AM




As an instructor in the professional writing program at UNW, I see lots of talented students. But these students sometimes don’t know how to push this writing life forward as a vocation. With some... Read more »

Don’t be afraid of creative degrees

03/14/17
5:00 AM




by Jackie Lea Sommers ‘03   When I studied creative writing at Northwestern, well-meaning friends and family often joked about my future “career” as a starving artist. Ha. Ha ha ha …... Read more »

The power of gratitude

11/21/16
11:03 PM




Have you ever stepped into the presence of someone who exudes joy?  How did you feel?  Did you leave wondering what you’re missing in your own spiritual journey and why that joy eludes... Read more »

Going Deeper Into the Woods

10/14/16
7:16 PM




Follow a twisty tale through the woods, with a stop at Grandmother’s house, an escape in Cinderella’s slippers, and a climb up to Rapunzel’s tower. Northwestern’s theater production of Into the... Read more »

View from the choir loft: What liturgy taught me about worship

05/02/16
7:31 PM




By Tim Sawyer M.M.   “Something is shared in singing that goes beyond the words alone. This something has taken shape over many centuries in a practice that expresses our deepest... Read more »

Makoto Fujimura to visit campus

03/07/16
8:22 PM




University of Northwestern – St. Paul is delighted to welcome world-renowned artist, writer and speaker Makoto Fujimura to campus on Friday, April 15.   Throughout the day, the public is... Read more »

Color blind sunsets and rainbows

12/30/15
3:00 PM




Sunsets and rainbows are the subjects in a series of fascinating works by two Northwestern art professors. Instead of saturated purples, blues, reds and oranges, these images are composed of a... Read more »

The hidden world of theatrical design

10/22/15
5:07 PM




Andrew Lloyd Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera has been kept exclusively to Broadway stages for years, only recently made available for collegiate stages. Beginning Thursday, October 23, the... Read more »

Northwestern students debut cinematic skill—and faith—on the big screen

05/08/15
10:45 PM




Why Christians should enter the film industry The intersection of faith and art has long been a point of conversation for Christians around the world. Northwestern students are pouring their... Read more »

UNW student viral video challenges table texting

12/02/14
8:39 PM




Matthew Abeler '16 must not be the only one annoyed by inconsiderate texting. His film short “Pass the Salt” attracted five million views on YouTube in 182 countries since early November, offering... Read more »

Professor Joe Smith receives the 2014/2015 McKnight Artist Fellowship

09/22/14
11:12 AM




For the second time, UNW Professor of Art and Design Joe Smith has received the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship , an award dedicated to identifying and supporting outstanding mid-career... Read more »

Concerto-Aria Competition Winners Announced

02/07/14
9:00 AM




The Department of Music is proud to announce Emily Baltzer and Anthony Potts as winners of the 2013-14 Concerto-Aria Competition. They were among the 12 contestants that participated in the... Read more »

Ceramist Joanna Buyert '07 featured in Country Living Magazine

09/27/13
9:00 AM




Making a Living: How one artist molded her passion for pottery into a thriving business Country Living Magazine, October Issue Joanna Buyert '07 graduated from Northwestern with a... Read more »

MPR features NWC cellist: Ben Osterhouse solos with Minnesota Symphony

11/16/12
9:00 AM




While many professional orchestra musicians are putting down their instruments for picket signs in the Twin Cities this week, Benjamin Osterhouse will take bow to cello on Sunday night, serenading... Read more »

Trade of Innocents: Alumna produces anti-trafficking film

10/04/12
9:00 AM




Trade of Innocents , a sorrowfully hopeful story from the dark underworld of modern slavery, is lighting theatres and minds across the country this fall with one idea: Justice needs a hero. Be... Read more »

Northwestern launches summer creative arts program

04/05/12
9:00 AM




Northwestern presents a dynamic alternative to traditional summer camp for 9th through 12th graders: Summer Season Creative Arts Workshops. Five all-day workshops provide students with an... Read more »

Music alum, Barrett Radzuin stars in lead role in New York opera

03/09/12
9:00 AM




Northwestern music major Barrett Radziun ’10, will appear in a lead role in the world premiere of Four Sisters , an opera in one act by composer Elena Langer and librettist John Lloyd Davies.... Read more »
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