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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...

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.
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.
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.
Amelia Rivers stands outside the McCorkle Music Hall.

Mercer Artist: Amelia Rivers, a musician navigating the Tempest

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...

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

Mercer Artist: Sammi Godwin creates her own representation

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...

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

Chas Pridgen 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...

Ali Austin is a sophomore psychology student.

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

Julianna Tollett 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...

Jacob Serrett is a Music Education major at Mercer University. Photo by Chas Pridgen.

Mercer trombone player dreams of the big screen

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...

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