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Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Jules Tollett, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Pianist Amelia Rivers, a freshman, is a Music Arts major as well as an English major. Rivers’ musical inclinations don’t end with the piano, however. She is also a vocalist, and a member of Mercer’s top choral ensemble, the Mercer Singers. An active member of both the Townsend School of Music and the Co...

Mercer Artist: Sammi Godwin creates her own representation

Mercer Artist: Sammi Godwin creates her own representation

Marianna Bacallao

March 27, 2019


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"Performance Art" Pain is performance art For women who crack open Their ribs, letting their hearts breathe And strumming their entrails.   When Mercer junior Sammi Godwin wrote that poem last January, she did so after dwelling on how much art is born from pain and the voyeuris...

Mercer Artist: Self-taught sophomore loves going hands-on through her artwork

Chas Pridgen

February 12, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Karen Wessells is a sophomore information science and technology and Spanish major at Mercer University. However, outside of her official areas of study, she is also a talented artist who uses her craft to keep herself busy. Wessells said that she uses many different mediums to create her artwork, inclu...

Mercer Artist: Ali Austin, a visual artist with a love for digital art

Mercer Artist: Ali Austin, a visual artist with a love for digital art

Julianna Tollett

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist

Ali Austin is a second year student at Mercer University. While she is majoring in psychology, her passion is art. Austin specializes in visual art through a variety of mediums. These mediums include traditional pencil and paper drawings, painting with both acrylic and watercolor paints, digital art,...

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

Chas Pridgen

September 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The arts and entertainment industry is a business with a lot of overlap. Many musicians play several instruments. People who act can often sing and dance as well. Mercer Sophomore Jacob Serrett is no exception to this trend. Serrett began his time at Mercer as a trombone performance major after playing the ...

Mercer Artist: Caleb Brown

Mercer Artist: Caleb Brown

Jayla Moody, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Caleb Brown, a senior psychology major and art minor from Fayetteville, Georgia, came to Mercer University to study physical therapy and to play football. “I just decided to pursue art full time in January, and now in March I’ve already reached over half of my goals,” Brown said. Brown has bee...

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Jenna Eason, Photography Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Half-Swedish, half-Danish Mattias Palm came to Mercer University to become a double bass performance major. With both parents playing for orchestras, Palm began his training on the double bass at the age of 9. “I’ve always wanted to be that as well, an orchestra musician,” Palm said. P...

Mercer Artist: Denzel Washington, composer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the small community of Waycross, Georgia, Denzel Washington always had big musical aspirations. But it was not always clear what career he wanted to pursue in the field. Now a junior at Mercer majoring in music with a minor in Christianity, Washington’s musical...

Mercer Artist: Alex Harper, Visual Artist

Mercer Artist: Alex Harper, Visual Artist

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“People thought I was weird [in high school] because I made art. So, I made more.” Although Alex Harper’s high school classmates questioned his motives, nothing stopped him from committing to his passions: drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, graphic design, and practically every other form o...

Mercer Artist: Hannah Fancher, actress

Mercer Artist: Hannah Fancher, actress

Slayten Carter, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

It’s quite magical, really, to listen to her share the story of how she fell in love with her soulmate —  theater. For Hannah Fancher, acting has always been the goal. She was lucky enough to discover her calling when she was in the fifth grade. After having seven roles in her elementary sch...

Mercer Artist: Ashley Greene, Actor

Mercer Artist: Ashley Greene, Actor

Nick Wooten, Managing Editor

August 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Showcase

The wide-eyed freshman stood just behind the show curtain, fumbling with the ribbon tie slipping under her jacket bottom. Too nervous to worry about her lines, she just wanted to make sure she had her gloves and sword. She’s the quintessential perfectionist. Oscar, Mercer’s notorious theat...

Mercer Artist: Britney DeRosa, stage manager

Mercer Artist: Britney DeRosa, stage manager

Parker Van Riper

February 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“They (audiences) watch and say, ‘Wow! How did they do that?’ I know how they do that.”  Britney DeRosa is no stranger to the stage, she just prefers to be behind the scenes. If you’ve seen a Mercer Theatre production in the last three years, you’ve seen some of DeRosa’s stage management...

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