Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Hannah Johnston ’20

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Hannah Johnston ’20. 

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S sunflower on a jean jacket: the perfect way to spice up your canadian tuxedo

If you’ve been anywhere near the freshman quad during the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had recently, you’ve probably spotted first year Hannah Johnston sitting in a hammock and embroidering her and her friends’ clothes with everything from aliens to avocados.

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Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Annika Ostrom ’20

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Annika Ostrom ’20. 

Annika Ostrom may be new to the Kenyon art scene, but she’s far from inexperienced. She declared a major in Studio Art in December of last semester, and is currently experimenting in different mediums through art classes at Kenyon.

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Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Ana Inciardi ’19

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Ana Inciardi ’19. 

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Ana’s original artwork that was made into postcards and animated!

Ana Inciardi’s distinct style is apparent throughout her countless journals and sketchbooks. Her favorite style is illustration, with her art depicting detailed images of life at Kenyon and her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

Ana is inspired by the possibility of affecting people with her artwork. When she arrived at Kenyon, Ana created personalized watercolor postcards for friends and family in order to stay in touch. Eventually, she illustrated a series of postcards that incorporated iMessages from her own life. Continue reading

Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Sophia De Pascuale ’16

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I think it’s safe to say that everyone in the Kenyon community has seen the artwork of Sophia De Pascuale. If you’ve stepped into Wiggin Street Coffee, there’s no way you could miss it. Sophia was asked to paint the mural long ago, before she was an art major, when she was working at Wiggin Street and her boss admired the chalkboard advertisements she made. She actually painted the mural this summer, and it took her a month to complete.

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Inside the Artist’s Sketchbook: Livy Porter ’18

This feature was conceived as a foray into the hearts/minds of Kenyon’s finest artists through the pages of their sketchbooks. This week, we talk with Livy Porter ’18.

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Livy’s high school senior thesis

Livy Porter’s favorite medium of art would have to be projecting.  She says she enjoys this form because it fills emptiness and she enjoys creating something out of nothing (not to mention that by using a computer, it can be rather cost efficient).  Continue reading