- Aida Lasher
- Ajay Pellegrini
- Amanda Martin Sandino
- Cassidy Lenger
- Cate Foster
- Chris Cooper aka Pseudochris
- Christina Monahan
- Deborah Caplow
- Denise Calvetti Michaels
- Gwyneth Boyer
- Hannah Mason
- Harrison J. Pierce
- Hilary Warren
- Jill Dewald
- Jo-Anne Antoun
- John Mulinski
- Joshua James Smith
- Katie Joy
- Kelle Grace Gaddis
- Kim Sharp
- Kristina Vinberg
- Lisa deCrais
- Mari Nichols
- Melissa Pighin
- Mercie Metcalf
- Nicholas Klacsanzky
- Olivia Yin
- Peter Freeman
- Rebecca Simms and Alda Tarigan
- Samantha Barron
- Scott Le
- Shahrzad Mahmoudi
- Spencer Reed
- Steven Fawcett
- Teppei Sato
Aida Lasher—Christmas of 2006 I was given my first digital camera.
Right away, I started experimenting with different shots and angles. Crawling on
the floor, bending upside down, and looking away from the lens while taking the
picture all helped me create the techniques I still used today. Candid pictures
are my favorite type when I can capture true life instead of a manufactured,
Ajay Pellegrini is an Activist Artist that came to the University
of Washington Bothell to study Media Communications and Community Psychology.
The main focus of her art is through the lens of Autism activism but she also
works on issues of cultural representation in the media. Although Ajay has a
firm foundation with traditional art mediums she prefers multi-media for its
powerful delivery and ability to convey complex ideas with clarity.
Cassidy Lenger is a senior in the UW Bothell school of nursing.
She is originally from Ohio, but finds that Seattle’s quiet, smart, liberal
culture suits her, as well as its breathtaking views of trees, mountains, and
water. Nursing is a poetic pursuit, and she has found no other place, besides
intimate conversations with friends, where the depths of human nature are
brought so close to the surface.
Chris Cooper aka Pseudochris—I am Buddha. I am Banksy. I am
Noam Chomsky. I am Mike Tyson. I am Anderson Sylva. I am Damon Albarn. I am Sean
Daley. I am Tupac Shakur. I am Sonny Moore. I am Jack Johnson. I am Christopher
McCandless. I am Kevin Spacey. I am Timothy Leary. I am Adrian Lamo. I am Chris
Cooper. I am Pseudochris. I am human. I am tangible. I Am.
Christina Monahan is graduating from UW Bothell in the Spring
of 2011 in Community Psychology with a minor in Human Rights. Utilizing her
passions for art, learning, and community development, she has been able to make
a difference in her community while developing her personal artistic style.
Christina volunteers at Circle of Friends for Mental Health, a nonprofit
organization that works to improve the lives of people affected by mental
illnesses by providing them with ongoing arts programs.
Deborah Caplow teaches a variety of art-related courses at UW, Bothell,
and she focuses on art and politics, Mexican art and culture, and avant-
garde art of the twentieth century. She is interested in photography and
printmaking, and she photographs street art in Mexico, Spain, Portugal
and wherever else she sees it. She is the author of Leopoldo Méndez:
Revolutionary Art and the Mexican Print.
Denise Calvetti Michaels writes poetry and lyric essays with new
work forthcoming in Broken Circles, Cave Moon Press, 2011. Her work is
anthologized in Against Forgetting, care-givers writing of family members
with Alzheimer’s; Milk of Almonds, and other publications. She received the
Crosscurrents Prize for Poetry in 2008 from Washington Community College
Humanities Association for her prose poem, Notes from New Orleans.
Denise teaches at Cascadia Community College in Bothell.
Gwyneth Boyer is a CP major and hopes to become a school psychologist.
“I use art as a way of getting through each school year as sanely as possible
and when I actually have time to paint, it does help. I tend to try to use every
color in my pieces, all at once, which provides for an interesting outcome
along the lines of Disney and Dr. Seuss combining to make one weird
Harrison J. Pierce resides amongst the evergreens and cityscape of the
Emerald City. His writing prowess only continues to grow and flower into
what some regard as success, though the young author has yet to recognize
that himself. His first novel, Regenesis, is currently being marketed for
publication and its sequel Kegareru is nearing completion.
Hilary Warren is a UWB Junior majoring in Interdisciplinary Arts. Art has
always been a big passion for Hilary. She is always ready to try to work with
new mediums. Having been a dance instructor for four years, the idea of
movement has always interested Hilary and she has been trying to capture
the ideas of movement not only in photo, but recently painting. This is
Hilary’s first published work.
Jill Dewald—I am a second year MACS student at UWB. I enjoy creative
writing, and have taken several courses both at UW-Bothell and throughout
my undergrad at South Dakota State University, where I got my B.A. in
English. I have never been published, but I hope to see creative writing in my
professional future, as it is already in my recreational future.
Jo-Anne Antoun is an undergraduate at the University of Washington
Bothell and will receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies
in June 2011. She was born and raised in South Africa, lived in Vancouver,
Canada for three years before finally settling in Seattle in 1997. Her future
plans include pursuing a master’s degree in Geographic Information Systems
and perhaps further studies in photography.
Joshua James Smith—I am 29 years of age and graduating from UWB
Business School June of 2011. In my free time I enjoy golfing, fishing, working
out, spending time with friends and family, and of course writing. People
who know me would best describe me as very kind and considerate person
with high energy for building positive relationships.
Katie Joy was born and raised in Seattle. I currently attend the University
of Washington, Bothell campus. My major is Society, Ethics, and Human
Behavior, though I have a passion for writing poetry, photography, music,
and God. Someday, I hope to touch people’s lives through my written words.
Last year my mother Sheryl Joy passed away suddenly just after her 41st
birthday. Most of my recent writing has been about childhood memories of
Kelle Grace Gaddis—For a significant part of my childhood I lived on
Indian reservations. Those years were fun and magical, filled with adventure
and meaning. It allowed me to understand my Native American Ancestors
and helped me formulate a worldview of compassion for all people while
simultaneously cultivating a love of the natural world. I’m graduating this
year and am applying to graduate school at the University of Washington.
Kristina Vinberg—I am an IAS senior; focus in Culture, Literature, and the
Arts with an option in Media and Communications. I have been a lover of
the arts since I was a little girl. I am passionate about photography, painting,
fashion, interior design, and creative writing. Personal photographs of places
I have been and the painter, Wolf Kahn, inspired me.
Mari Nichols graduated from UW Seattle in 2001. She now spends her days
raising a family, writing technical documents, and not-so-secretly wishing she
had 40 hours a week to dedicate to writing and publishing poetry. Every now
and again, she drops some words on her blog, http://www.marinichols.com and
tells herself it will have to do. For now.
Melissa Pighin is a UWB junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in
Environmental Studies. She has always enjoyed writing in her free time
and, after following perhaps too many CSI, Law & Order, Nancy Drew, and
Sherlock Holmes stories, was inspired to write her own. She is excited to be
included in the 2011 issue of Clamor and hopes to make future contributions.
Mercie Metcalf—Born and raised in Houston, TX by a single mother (who
most of this stuff is about) with my two older sisters. It probably would be
easier to go to a therapist rather than using as many obscenities as possible to
describe my mommy issues. But I like cursing more than psychology.
Nicholas Klacsanzky is the author of three full-length poetry books and
three poetry chapbooks. He has also written two novels, a book of non-fiction, and
many short stories, becoming a finalist in the Line Zero Literary
Contest for his short story, The Unwritten Score. He lives in Shoreline, WA.
Olivia Yin—I aim to provide a visual representation of complex human
emotions, particularly those dealing with growth, and life struggle. “Grunge
Machine Soldier” was inspired by the thinking man sculpture by Rodin, and
cubism styles by Picasso and Cezanne, and reflects complex thought.
Peter Freeman is a second-year graduate student in the cultural
studies program at UW Bothell. Currently, his research centers on the
problematization of homelessness (or lack thereof) in experiential learning
settings. In his spare time, he enjoys seeing movies, and hanging out with
Rebecca Simms and Alda Tarigan both study Media and
Communication Studies. Inked; The Stories of our skin is the product of the
filming and editing skills that they learned in the Working with Video class at
Scott Le—My name is Scott Le and I love photography. I love trying to
capture nature in every way. Moreover, I am a firm believer that anyone can
become a photographer. It doesn’t matter what camera/lens you have, just
capture what captivates you!
Shahrzad Mahmoudi is an Iranian-American artist born in Hartford, CT
in 1989. At age of five, she showed her interest in art and painting. She was
attracted by the beauty of nature and started to put her feelings on canvas.
While living in Iran she was encouraged by her teachers to paint in the
Persian miniature style. Shahrzad, now a University of Washington Bothell
student, is currently continuing to practice in the miniature and other genres
Spencer Reed is a local author attending Cascadia Community College. He
served as a literary editor for Cascadia’s 2009 edition of Yours Truly and had
several poems and short stories published. He recently married and looks
forward to becoming a father this summer. He is honored to have his work in
the University of Washington Bothell’s Clamor. His inspirations are the works
of Emily Dickenson and Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series.
Steven Fawcett is the political and artistic voice of his generation. He has
been called the Plato of doodling, the Nietzsche of cartoonists and the Noam
Chomsky of drawers. Many claim that if Ayn Rand and Charles Schulz had
a baby, that child would be Steven Fawcett. His art is as poignant as it is
apropos, as significant, as it is relevant and eloquent as it is intelligible.