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How this Mercer Artist went from fan fiction to screenplays

Ranha Beak stands in Mercer Village.

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 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. 

Mercer Artist: Freshman plunges into the music world

Williams makes new beats for his upcoming music.

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

Kate Lemon started writing poetry in November of 2018.

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.

Mercer Artist: New professor named Poet Laureate of Georgia

Chelsea Rathburn poses beside the Groover building.

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.

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

Faith Reagin poses outside of the Fine Arts building.

Ivy Clarke, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

“Who am I?” Reagin said. “I am my own art.”

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

Avery Lario poses in front of the Fine Arts building.

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. 

Mercer Artist: Vanae Hatcher

Photo courtesy of 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.

Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

Amelia Rivers stands outside the McCorkle Music Hall.

Jules Tollett, Staff Writer

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 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

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

Marianna Bacallao

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 that poem last January, she did so after dwelling on how much art is born from pain and the voyeuris...

Mercer Artist: Julia Swain plans to teach music in India

Julia Swain is a Music Performance major at Mercer.

Jules Tollett

March 11, 2019

Senior Julia Swain is an artist in more ways than one. Although she is mostly involved in the music school and plays viola for the McDuffie Center for Strings, she has also become more involved in Mercer’s visual arts program. Swain has been involved in the arts from a very young age. She began playing...

Mercer “Dungeons and Dragons” game master is an improvisational storyteller

Nick Pope is a D&D game master who uses the game to tell stories.

Chas Pridgen

March 1, 2019

With the current re-emergence of “Dungeons and Dragons” (D&D) into pop culture, creators are finding that some of their stories are best told around a table. One of these storytellers is Nick Pope, a Dungeon Master (DM) who started playing D&D about two years ago. Pope said that the basi...

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