Senior graduating students in the Digital Media Art and Design (DMAD) program create a senior thesis series of work that results in an exhibition rather than a cumulative test. The work created is a personal project that introduces the student to the world of exhibitions as they prepare to graduate. The exhibition also allows them to showcase their work to the public and put their name out there as artists. This semester a group of four students is graduating and having a large, combined exhibition featuring photography, graphic design, illustration, and videography.
In this second and final installment of the Appalachian Folklore series, let’s take a look at the invisible side of the world and deep dive into the legends of fairies and spirits that flit and float from one place to the next. Are they omens, guides, or sources of luck? Do they seek to help, to harm, or are they simply mischievous?
As we approach the Halloween season, it is time to explore old tales, myths, and the spirits that roam Appalachia. In this first installment, we will explore the cryptids, mythological beings, and protective beasts that have been told throughout many Cherokee and Native American legends.
Vulnerability is a scary word and an even scarier task. What would you get if you mixed the fear of being vulnerable with the beauty of creation? In my opinion, you get a powerful piece of work that oozes introspection and healing. This level of introspective work is the goal of art therapy and its benefits for mental health are plentiful.
Where there is history there are haunted tales. The Appalachian area is rich with history; small settlements lost to time, and people who’ve disappeared. Or have they? Below is a collection of places, some haunted by helpful spirits, others haunted by wandering souls, and some plagued by strange happenings. Perhaps you may find a desire to visit the Devil’s Courthouse or meet a beautiful, wandering woman looking for a ride.
Sydney Bailey is an upcoming student lecturer, who will be presenting her lecture “A Three Stranded Cord: The Integration of Faith, Compassion, and Medicine.” The opportunity for students to express their own ideas and also show their knowledge and how much they’ve learnt on their chosen topic through student lectures has been a long-held tradition at King since the 1960s.