Occasionally, BlogDH will reach out to other Brown publications and ask them to publish a short preview of their upcoming issues as a means of showcasing their awesomeness. Here we have a sampling from this semester’s issue of Clerestory Journal of the Arts. The journal is having a release party tonight from 8-10pm in Machado Lounge (87 Prospect), so head over to grab a journal, listen to some music, watch some videos and hang out with some of the featured artists.
Here are the basics: Clerestory Journal of the Arts is College Hill’s oldest arts publication. We publish Brown and RISD undergraduate student work in poetry, prose, visual art, video art and music semesterly and are always looking for ways to push the envelope both in terms of what and how we can feature student work and cultivate an arts community for Brown and RISD undergrads. The aim of Clerestory isn’t just to put out a publication every semester: we want to get students talking about what they like, why they like it and what and how they want to see their work and their peers’ work presented to the larger College Hill artistic community. The journal is, for us, a manifestation of that particular semester’s dialogue between Brown and RISD students. At the close of each semester, we host a release party to call together the arts community on College Hill. Student artwork hangs on the walls, writers read their work, musicians perform their music and video installations loop as we sit and chat about the semester’s debates and discussions over homemade goodies and wine.
Preview two more works from this semester’s edition of Clerestory after the jump.
“Baba Katya’s BF”
by Simeon Kondev