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Kennedy Rayford is a sophomore studying psychology on the pre-med track. Photo provided by Kennedy Rayford.

Mercer Artist: Kennedy Rayford and the art of love

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor April 19, 2021
For Mercer sophomore Kennedy Rayford, “art is something that comes from you that you’re proud of,” and, in Rayford’s case, she’s creating a lot of art.
Third-year artist Zianah Marshall.

Mercer Artist: Black beauty and power in Zianah Marshall’s artwork

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor March 12, 2021

Third-year student Zianah Marshall got her start in visual art this past summer, when she found a blank poster board at a George Floyd protest she was attending and began to draw. Since then, Marshall’s...

Jacqueline Lamothe poses for a portrait at Mercer University.

Mercer Artist: Blue Skyy Designs showcases relentless hope and self love through design

Natalie Yaeger, Contributing Writer September 19, 2020

Blue Skyy Designs is a creative business created by journalism major and graphic design minor Jacqueline Lamothe, who is a sophomore at Mercer University.  Lamothe creates art from the heart, focusing...

Junior Sanaa Yusuf wears a handmade mask.

Mercer Artist: Sanaa Yusuf creates masks to benefit the homeless community

Chance Allen, Lead Arts & Culture Writer August 21, 2020
Yusuf got started making masks when they came to the realization that many homeless communities would be negatively affected by the pandemic.
Ranha Beak stands in Mercer Village.

How this Mercer Artist went from fan fiction to screenplays

Serena Golden, Photography Editor 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: The music of Bronwyn James

Mercer Artist: The music of Bronwyn James

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer January 31, 2020
“I’ve played concerts in Europe and in China and all across the country,” James said. In addition, she’s participated in music festivals in Rome, Colorado and New York. 
Williams makes new beats for his upcoming music.

Mercer Artist: Freshman plunges into the music world

Chance Allen, Staff Writer 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

Serena Golden, Photography Editor 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.
Chelsea Rathburn poses beside the Groover building.

Mercer Artist: New professor named Poet Laureate of Georgia

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer October 13, 2019
“You hear a lot of no’s,” Rathburn said. “It’s kind of like talking into the void … does my voice matter?”  Rathburn found that her voice does matter.
Faith Reagin poses outside of the Fine Arts building.

Mercer Artist: A look through an art major’s sketchbook

Ivy Marie Clarke, Contributing Writer September 27, 2019
“Who am I?” Reagin said. “I am my own art.”
Avery Lario poses in front of the Fine Arts building.

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

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer September 10, 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. 
Photo courtesy of Vanae Hatcher

Mercer Artist: Vanae Hatcher

Nadia Pressley, Arts & Entertainment Editor 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.
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