Category: Student Perspective

April 8, 2015

Talent Showcase at the Student Art Sale

In addition to traditionally selecting a student’s work to be a part of its permanent collection, ARTS NC STATE provided the opportunity for NC State students to submit their artwork to be viewed and purchased by

March 10, 2015

Creative Writing Accepts Everyone

Imagine an astrophysics major taking a creative writing course.  It may be hard to picture it, but surprisingly and often enough, this sort of scenario exists! It’s not uncommon for students to have some profound

February 11, 2015

The Arts Create New Successes in Entrepreneurship

When comparing dance to sports, there’s often this misconception that the injuries acquired from dance are not as serious as sports injuries. Suzanne Matthews, CEO of Soutenu Dancewear, wants people to recognize the reality that

February 10, 2015

Odyssey of the Mind Theatre Tour

by Varsha Simha Odyssey of the Mind is an international education program for students in kindergarten through college, providing creative problem-solving opportunities in a competitive environment. These competitions take place worldwide, and on Friday, January

December 12, 2014

What DakhaBrakha ‘gave’ and what I ‘took’

DakhaBrakha means ‘give/take’ in the old Ukrainian language There’s no doubt that music influences us everyday. It comprises a huge part of our lives — it’s expressive, it’s translatable, it’s transmissible and contagious. It inspires

December 10, 2014

Storytelling with Slapstick: Lucky Plush Style!

Just Cuz Crew is comprised of student dancers with various backgrounds — some dancers have had years of multiple training and some never had performing dance experience. Some dance for fun and enjoyment while others

October 29, 2014

What Creativity Means to the Arts Village

The programs of ARTS NC STATE are open to students of NC State regardless of their college or major. One of the many things that makes ARTS NC STATE so great is that it established

October 24, 2014

Power Drills and Banjo Necks

My experience helping an urban designer install sculpture for the World of Bluegrass Festival Bland Hoke is an exciting young designer who brings a unique background in public art and a love for the outdoors

October 3, 2014

The Pinhole Camera Challenge

When Crafts Center director, George Thomas, vividly explained the process of building a camera out of a disposable Altoids tin container or a shoebox, I found this extremely hard to believe. Could anyone really create