Issue 2, Spring 2018
Two years ago, when the Ovis experiment began, we could not have imagined we would be publishing a second issue. We could hardly imagine we would publish a first issue. We have been successful, and we could not be more proud to present Issue 2, bringing together the best creative work that MCC students and community members have to offer.
Contributors to Issue 2 include Morgana Campbell, Brenda Christensen, Molly Corey, Julie Curwick, A. Exley, Julianna Garland, Matthew Gunderson, Julian Holm, Matthew Husted, Larisa Karmazina, L. Kenney, Nick Koel, Rich Libertini, Cat Nelson, Pamela Peters, Mya Radler-Havatone, Ashley Roidl, Josh Ross, Sky Sexton, and Amber Tacey.
Three distinct sets of photographs from Karmazina explore elements of composition and tone. Imaginative artwork and concept drawings by Garland, as well as two poems by Roidl, tell very different but equally rich and ominous fantasy stories.
Libertini returns with another finely crafted story from his childhood, while Peters is back with a perfectly moody poem about the importance of perseverance. Short stories from Ross and Exley fictionalize events from the Bosnian War and Victorian London respectively.
Husted delights with hilarious political satire, while three poems by Sexton explore the natural and supernatural in sound-filled images. Strong image is again evoked in a short story by Holm and in two poems by Tacey.
Rounding out Issue 2 are ceramics by Radler-Havatone, Nelson, Koel, Kenney, Christensen, Tacey, and Campbell; and richly detailed miniatures by Curwick.
Mary Nichols by James Exley
Surrealpolitik by Matthew Husted
Moments Before Destiny by Josh Ross
The Depths of Fear by Julian Holm
A Father’s Pride by Rich Libertini
Anchor and Waterfall & Trees in Sun by Morgana Campbell
A Bug: Exploring Composition by Larisa Karmazina
London Bridge by Larisa Karmazina
Lights by Larisa Karmazina
Vacant by Molly Corey
Daily Routine by Matthew Gunderson
Some Days by Pamela Peters
Mermaid and Selkie by Ashley Roidl
Home and Cathartes aura by Sky Sexton
Artist in a Waking Dream by Sky Sexton
Dance of Life and Icarus by Amber Tacey
Controlled Chaos by Morgana Campbell
Yellow Bowl by Brenda Christensen
Miniatures by Julie Curwick
The Chosen Guardian by Julianna Garland
Green Jar by L. Kenney
The Red Sea by Nick Koel
Rose Pot by Cat Nelson
Jirafa by Mya Radler-Havatone
Water Dragon and Hopi Bust by Amber Tacey