Visual Art

“I had to live my life as I saw it.”

COMING OF AGE IN MISSISSIPPI, Anne Moody

The Politics

The Politics

When we’re watching or reading the news, are we wondering if it’s an ultimate truth coming out of the screen? Beautiful, wealthy faces tell us we have to fight and get involved in another war for somebody else’s freedom. They spend our money, time,...
Vaseline, a Misadventure

Vaseline, a Misadventure

Luke Blevins, born and raised in Southwest Missouri, consistently felt the social pressure to pursue a heterosexual lifestyle. His work is an attempt to show his perception of the world and how he interacts with it. Autobiographical in origin, Luke’s work addresses...
Stretched

Stretched

This piece was drawn using vine and compressed charcoal and is meant to represent how outside forces and people can tear us down until all we are left with is what is on the inside. It is important to remember that we can control how other people affect us, and we are...
De Flower

De Flower

My mother always told me to never let boys deflower me. For that reason, I have protected my flower from nectar, pollen, dirt, plucking, wind, and sun. Protecting my flower resulted in a perfectly constructed rose with scratches tearing through the stem, a punishment...
Love Isn’t Perfection

Love Isn’t Perfection

Brenda Alloco is a speaker, author, and abstract artist. Her book Abstract Synergies—Challenging the Status Quo features her abstract art to enhance inspirational quotes on speaking out and being an authentic and servant leader. Brenda has spoken to various groups on...
Swamp Hag

Swamp Hag

“Swamp Hag” is a character I feel represents this queer monster that Southern culture seems to fear. She’s a dirty, nasty hag that manifested from the deep woods and murky waters of rural Georgia. She emerges from the woods to become empowered through terrorizing...