By Jeremy Arias
It feels like years have gone by since Art Block started receiving submissions for Volume 5, Issue 2, Behind the Scenes. It seems like the idea started in one world and flourished in another.
We appreciate all the submissions you sent from the depths of your quarantines. In times of darkness, it’s the artist who paints the picture of a brighter time yet to come. The creative mind that can cast tears from spells of poetry is the type of mind that can think of solutions. It’s the nerds with their noses plugged into books who can imagine a better world, we’ve been to several, and this one needs work.
We’ve had the pleasure of reviewing your art and we’re working on putting the next issue together. Like the rest of the world, we were impacted by the pandemic and our gears slowed down as we adjusted to working from home. We appreciate your patience and continued support of emerging artists.
While we were wrapping up our last issue, we started brainstorming the theme for our next issue and settled on “Word on the Street.”
What’s the word on the street? How does it get around? How would it get around? Does the way it gets around change what’s said? What made your street different? What events happened that the world has missed out on for so long? What was the word your parents gave to keep you inside?
Does your mom gossip to your next-door neighbor about the people across the street? Does the elotero give you the occasional scoop? What does the tagging on the wall say? Can you counter the broken windows theory?
We’re excited to hear what you have to say, see what you imagine, and feel what you create. Stay tuned and stay safe Arts Fam!
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