May 2021 issue:

an LA mizpah publication, vol 2 : issue 4

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Celebrate with Lipscomb Academy the imagination & creativity of the dreamer. In this issue: submissions of ART ~ PHOTOGRAPHY ~ WRITING ~ VIDEOGRAPHY

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JENNY by Mary Jane Estes, watercolor on paper

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WOODMONT IN THE 60'S by Bella Ravella, photography

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TIME WILL TELL by Audrey Gaither, colored pencil on paper

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MALALA YOUSAFZAI by Ava Sloan, acrylic on paper (displayed at school in honor of women's history month)

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FLING by Chase Kirk, pencil on paper

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YEOJIN by Audrey Gaither, pencil on paper

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A BREAK FROM AP ART by Isabelle Schrader, ballpoint pen on paper

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PAINTING FROM LIFE by Mary Evelyn Thornton, acrylic on canvas

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APPLES AND BOWL by Jenny Byun, pencil on paper

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Presence

How in such little time are we being tested

To cherish time spent together,

Each new newspaper title a reminder to

Love thy neighbor, hold no hate.

But how can I be so

When we just continue to lose?

The ones we love, the moments of freedom,

Hours of sleep due to past regrets.

Things which, once the candle is lit

The embers cannot form wax again.


Time you apologize for wasting

Is enough for me. Let me

Listen to you and absorb your life. Let me

Hold these late nights beneath one blazing star

Tenderly against me. Could I

Return the groceries I never ate,

The clothes I never wore.

Could I repent avoiding

Whimpering, early mornings

In exchange for the laughter and warmth I missed out on.


Would you let me indulge in time that I’m positive

Is being well spent?

Would you let me hold you closer, tighter,

Just for a few moments more?

Until my paleness heightens

Close your pocketbooks,

Tonight is on me.




by

Cassie Nicotera



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AOC by Mary Jane Estes, pencil on paper (displayed at school in honor of women's history month)

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CHEEKWOOD ON FILM by Bella Ravella, photography

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CONNECTION by Jenny Byun, watercolor on paper

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SOMEWHERE IN THE WOODS by Kennedy Stewart, watercolor on paper

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CLARKE by Mary Jane Estes, watercolor on paper

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ZORA NEALE HURSTON by Brittany Crutcher, marker on paper (displayed at school in honor of women's history month)

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SPECKLED BLUE by Audrey Gaither, watercolor on paper

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THAT'S NO MOON by Julien Smith, photography

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The Truth of the Situation

April 30th, 1975, Truth and Reality float over the body of a young girl lying deathly still in Vietnam. Neither dare to speak, but an important question squirms its way into both of their minds. Another moment of silence passes before Truth breaks the silence.


“Was this truly necessary?” it said.


“That depends upon what you hold as the truth of the situation.” replies Reality.


Truth doesn’t understand. The truth of the situation? What did Reality mean?


“You see Truth, you are but a perspective held by the eye of the beholder.” said Reality.


So dear reader, is truth real and if so, what is truth?



by

Miranda Smith

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CHOCOLATES by Mary Evelyn Thornton, acrylic on canvas

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ON THE DOCKS by Bella Ravella, photography

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Teige Brewer COVID film

COVID by Teige Brewer, videography

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SPOTLIGHT

LA's 3D Design students created ocarinas (small wind instruments)

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by KENNEDY STEWART

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by CHASE KIRK

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by AVA HOLLINGSWORTH

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by ABBIE BROADWAY

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by HALEY LUFFMAN

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by CHASE KIRK

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Demonstration of Ocarinas

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A Note From the Editor:

"It has been my great pleasure to edit the dreamer during its first two years! I'm so glad Mrs. Rickelton gave me this opportunity, as it's been a joy to get to help showcase the creative arts in a way we've never done before. I especially love seeing submissions from those not in art classes or submissions from areas that don't often get recognition, like writing. I'm sad to be leaving, and my hope for the dreamer is that it will continue to grow and become a staple of the arts community at Lipscomb!


I'm happy to announce that next year's editor of the dreamer will be Mary Jane Estes. Mary Jane has taken many of the art classes Lipscomb offers, including AP Studio Art, and her work frequently appears in the dreamer. She has spent the last few weeks learning how to create an issue of the dreamer, from sending out the submission form to editing the final publication. I'm excited to see where she takes this publication and know great things are in store for the future of the dreamer!"

-Abigail McQueen

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RED BIRD by Abigail McQueen, acrylic on canvas

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curated by the Lipscomb Academy yearbook mizpah staff

student editor in chief : Abigail McQueen

faculty advisor : Erin Rickelton


Lipscomb Academy

https://www.lipscomb.edu/academy