Art and Activism: A Mexican Artist’s Take

By Victor Gomez As far as I can remember, art has always been a part of my life and who I am. The earliest memories I have of making art go back to when my mom and I still lived in Mexico with my grandfather. At that time, art was nothing more than a pastime for me. It wasn’t until I moved to the US that art became a coping mechanism for everything I was experiencing and for the things I couldn’t understand. Art helped me transition into a new life and allowed me to communicate and express myself in … Continue reading Art and Activism: A Mexican Artist’s Take

Struggles From a Black Female Artist

By Adaja Cooper Two years ago, I would have laughed at the idea of considering myself as an ‘artist,’ or even considering a major in art. That’s not because I don’t have respect for the profession (I definitely do), but because I didn’t think I would stick with art; I saw it more as a side hobby. My family and I pictured myself attending medical school and becoming a doctor. But as of right now, art takes up a significant part of my daily life.  Growing up, I always had a sketchbook and pencil in hand. I doodled so much … Continue reading Struggles From a Black Female Artist