Pseudaris crucifer 2

By Jessica Page, photographer

Biologists and artists alike judge the world by visual cues to some extent. How they use these cues is very different. Artists will interpret and appreciate. Scientists will identify and measure. Regardless of these differences, it is the details of the subject that make all the difference. Color, texture, pattern, and shape: these are all things we use to identify … Continue reading →

Art, Art, Volume 6


By Cara O’Neal, photographer

This series documents roadside memorials on Virginia Route 20, named the “Constitution Route,” a rural two-lane highway that stretches 90 miles through the central part of Virginia. These memorials are markers to commemorate those lost in fatal car accidents. Some claim that the memorials violate the separation of church and state, since most include a cross or other religious symbol. Others … Continue reading →

Art, Art, Volume 6

Finding Stability

By Sara Nelson, photographer

Four years ago I was diagnosed with Major Depression, and despite constant medication and talk therapy it is still a day-to-day struggle. Rather than let it prevent me from enjoying the things I love, I have used this project as a therapeutic process to help me move upwards from my most recent depressive episode. Through facial expressions and symbolic … Continue reading →

Art, Art, Volume 6


By Laura L. Kahler, artist

Letterpress, drum leaf binding Edition of five I created an edition of 5 hand-bound artist books using the concept of pressure printing and “the secret law” of historical canon page layout. The plates were wrapped around the drum of the Vandercook no.4 printing press and printed. My research  investigated the canons of traditional page proportion used in traditional book design. … Continue reading →

Art, Art, Volume 6

1959-1964 Farmville Baptist Church

By Michael Kropf, photographer

My work is about connecting the present to the past by documenting places that would seem ordinary, but have played an important role in history. Both African American and white children were affected by the Prince Edward County School Board’s decision to close down its schools in 1959. These children were forced to spend the next five years learning in … Continue reading →

Art, Art, Volume 6