Arika Baker: Arika Baker is a senior majoring in
English and Psychology. She enjoys writing poetry and fiction, capturing
the world and life events through the camera's lens, reading, horseback
riding, kayaking and all other adventurous endeavors. She hopes to
gain acceptance to The Ohio State University's Masters of Occupational
Therapy program and have a lifelong career helping others.
Jordan Blanton, cowgirl at heart,
sends her photos from Cardington, Ohio. Aside from pursuing a degree
College, she devotes much of her time to helping out at the Marion
and Morrow County dog shelters, organizations for which she has much
passion. Jordie, as her friends know her, prides herself on her knack
with a camera, her kind and always generous heart, and being able
to eat more than most grown men.
April Evans is really into photography and has been
for years. She enjoys traveling around the world, gardening, long
walks with her
dog, bike rides with her daughter and shopping. Her favorite singers
Owl City and Bob Marley. She also enjoys good zombie flicks! You
can check out her other photos at: facebook.com/evansfineartphotography!
Austin King: a writer, a king, a brother, a singer. Oh, I also like
to read and drink coffee.
Hi, my name is Brittany Violet
Long. I would love to be called Violet, but every time I’ve
tried this in the past, it doesn’t work out too well because
I simply can’t remember
to respond when being called Violet. So, you can call me Brittany.
I would like to thank my extremely cool but over protective parents
for always supporting me in every aspect of my life; if it wasn’t
for them, I would have never been able to find the time to create.
I would like to thank my Uncle Ron for being an amazing next door
neighbor and editor. I would like to thank Garrusdon Davidson for
me with endless inspiration that has thrived from my delusional
love for the boy. I would also like to thank my dog, Bear, for
cute and listening to the repetitive recitation of my work read
aloud. Thank you for taking the time to appreciate my art.
Deb Noll, 2012 graduate of OSU at
Marion. Whether you reach for the stars or for your dreams, reaching
for something is more rewarding
than reaching for nothing. Dreams can come true; keep the faith
and forge ahead--one step at a time!
Chris Tkach: My bio is unconventional.
After graduating from a science and technology magnet high school
just outside of
in 2001, I joined the US Marine Corps and served for four years,ending
my service in 2005. I spent nearly a year in Iraq in 2003-2004, then
returned to marry my wife. I got out of the Marine Corps at
her urging as she was joining the Air Force, the first duty station
being Kessler AFB in Biloxi Mississippi, where I got to enjoy hurricane
Katrina and all the destruction that she brought
with her (including our house). After that, we were sent to South
Carolina where I began working as a Firefighter/EMT, and we divorced.
6 years in
the South, ending last year when my girlfriend and I moved to Ohio;
she had just graduated with her Mechanical Engineering degree from
and had gotten a job at Honda R&D. She and I live together
now and have matching Toyota Supra Drift cars that we race. Sadly,
not everything has been wonderful over the past year as my mother
passed away after a year-long battle with terminal cancer. My shoulder
was damaged while in the Marine Corps and has been steadily getting
worse (I keep pushing off surgery). As this causes me great pain
I no longer work Fire, just EMS now. In November I shall turn 30
and I am planning on transferring to OSU to pursue a Mechanical
Engineering degree as well.
Sheree Whitelock: Life is a ferris
wheel. Backwards, forwards, up, or down it's a journey we all go
around. Listen Love, and take my
hand. Open your eyes, it will all be alright.
I'm Kate Volk, I see art everywhere
I look and I'm obsessed with "Alice
in Wonderland"! I love everything Photoshop has to offer,
and will use it to my advantage! :) Visit my site at: katherinevolk.weebly.com