2019 Visual Arts Editor’s Reflection

By Gregory Austin Jr.

Settling on a theme in general can be difficult, but the success of an inclusive one can be so much more rewarding. Unanimously, agreeing upon Community was not only the right choice, but fitting for the social climate that is happening in the world right now. Community by definition from Merriam-Webster means a particular area or place considered together with its inhabitants, or a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

The world is placed throughout the journal as a symbol that we are just divided communities that make up a bigger community identified as the world. Each and every piece of artwork or literature in this issue was selected with awareness and reflection, whether it relates to the theme or relevant to current issues in the world. We as individuals of our own community, no matter big or small have the power to inflict change in any way, shape, or form in a positive way.