The Denali Is An Online Arts And Literature Publication Of Lane Community College Located In Eugene, Oregon.
We have been publishing artwork from Lane’s residents since 1971 and we strive to keep giving this opportunity to new—or established—artists and share their work. The Denali proudly encourages students to submit any and all their works. Art types are welcome but not limited to:
short stories, prose, excerpts from novels/plays, music, scores, poetry, ceramics, woodworking, photography, digital painting, graphic design, jewelry, paintings, mixed media, character design, fashion design, animated short films, videography, poetry readings, music videos
Spring 2023 Call For Art!
“Pick a star on the dark horizon and follow the light.”
– Regina Spektor
The horizon is a symbol of both hope and catharsis. Embodying the feeling of moving forward, the promise of a new day, new opportunities and sights not yet seen.
It can also depict the bittersweet release of letting go and is an evocative representation of the liminal space between past and present. Horizon is a word that can mean something different depending on your interpretation of it, or even your orientation to it. But no matter the direction you take, when you focus on your horizons you position yourself in accordance with the light.
Strength and catharsis
In The season of New Beginnings
- an interim publication -
The content contained in this section includes subject matter that some may find upsetting and/or traumatizing.
TW/CW [• Sexual assault• Sexism and misogyny• Sexual harassment/misconduct•]
The team at Denali would like to thank those who participated in this publication for their immeasurable strength and courage. To all those who have been subjected to mistreatments of this nature, we hope that creating space for expression, recognition and conversation within this publication will help lessen the burden of coping and overcoming.
IN OUR WINTER 2023 ISSUE, WE EXPLORED THE THEME — POSSIBILITY
A word from the editor…
Over the course of the last four terms, we have delved into topics which embrace the cyclical nature of life, how we as humans understand and process the world around us, our impact on that world and how it impacts us in turn. Beginning during the pandemic with the theme of “Sustainability,” followed by “Cope,” then “Transience,” and finally last term’s theme: “Decomposition.”
Embracing these emotional —and somewhat dark — topics has provided an outlet for the artists of LCC during turbulent times. As we all grappled with adjusting to the inevitable and the unpredictable changes of existence, the Denali set out to showcase how our students have communicated their experiences artistically during this last year. Bringing us to our current theme for Winter 2023: possibility.
While change is inevitable, what we choose to do in accordance with change is limitless. As organic matter decomposes, it becomes essential nutrition to other organisms at the base of our ecosystems, creating the possibility for new life. Although we all experience loss and hardship, what we take from these moments can create possibilities never before imagined. The works selected for publication this term are representative of this concept of the vast possibilities in life. From the succinct to the abstract, each is something we at the Denali felt showcased this idea in some form or another. It is our pleasure to present you with the Winter 2023 Issue, we hope that you enjoy the works presented as much as we have enjoyed publishing them.
Thank you to all of the wonderful artists who submitted their work for consideration this term.
Denali Arts & Literature Publication
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pos·si·bil·i·ty – a thing that may happen or be the case. the state or fact of being likely or possible; likelihood. a thing that may be chosen or done out of several possible alternatives.
As the author Thomas Merton once wrote,
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
Fall 2022 - Decomposition
Spring 2022 - Transience
Read our most recent spotlight interviews!
Jessica Spring is a letterpress printer whose work “Hate Corrodes The Vessels In Which It Is Stored” appeared recently at the Lane Art Gallery. She is the proprietor of letterpress business Springtide Press, collaborator on the Dead Feminists project, and has work featured in the collections of esteemed institutions across the U.S.