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How this Mercer Artist went from fan fiction to screenplays

Ranha Beak stands in Mercer Village.
February 12, 2020
She started writing short fiction when she got to Mercer, and now she writes long fiction and poetry. This semester, Beak is even learning to write screenplays.

Mercer Artist: Freshman plunges into the music world

Williams makes new beats for his upcoming music.
November 23, 2019
Freshman Michael “Micha” Williams isn’t necessarily new to the scene, but he’s curating new music that’s appealing to many students here at Mercer.

Mercer Artist: Poet Kate Lemon is writing about you

November 6, 2019
Kate Lemon wasn’t a poet until her freshman year of college. She started writing at the request of late Mercer professor and Guggenheim Fellow Anya Silver after turning in an essay for her introductory poetry class.

Mercer Artist: Visual artist Avery Lario is finding balance between science and art 

Avery Lario poses in front of the Fine Arts building.
September 9, 2019
While some people think that there is really no way for a person to be involved in both art and science, Lario has found that her science classes have helped her art. 

Mercer Artist: Vanae Hatcher

Photo courtesy of Vanae Hatcher
August 13, 2019
When she came to Mercer her freshman year, junior Vanae Hatcher had a goal -- she wanted to get a degree that would allow her to get a job helping people. She discovered art psychotherapy, the use of creativity to help people express themselves and their emotions through art.

Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Amelia Rivers stands outside the McCorkle Music Hall.
April 10, 2019

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...

Mercer Artist: Sammi Godwin creates her own representation

Sammi Godwin flips through the pages of Miss Dalloway, written by one of her main influences, Virginia Wolf.
March 27, 2019

"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...

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

February 12, 2019

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...

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

Ali Austin is a sophomore psychology student.
November 29, 2018

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...

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

Jacob Serrett is a Music Education major at Mercer University. Photo by Chas Pridgen.
September 11, 2018

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...

Mercer Artist: Caleb Brown

Caleb Brown, senior psychology major, said he didn't start painting until a year ago.
March 30, 2016

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...

Mercer Artist: Mattias Palm

Mattias Palm is a senior double bass player with a performance major at Mercer University.
February 24, 2016

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...

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