Category Archives: featured artists

Interview with our featured artist, Shanna Melton

Fairfield senior Nicole Gallucci interviews our cover artist for the 2015 issue, Shanna Tanika Melton. An artist for as long as she can remember, Shanna explained, “I don’t remember not painting.” Though she started very young, she shared that it wasn’t till around eight or nine years old that she started seriously trying to figure […]
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Launch Event

Dogwood held our first launch event on Thursday April 18th at the Fairfield University Bookstore.  The event was organized by our student editors and attended by the journal’s staff as well as members of the university community.  Cover artist, Gordon Skinner, former Dogwood author, Claire Zoghb, literary editor, Gabby Gabby, as well as undergraduate student […]
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Featured Artist Gordon Skinner

At a younger age, Skinner struggled with his own identity as an African-American, and according to his artist statement, he often feels like “he is part of a group that feels fragmented, colonized, and lost.”

So when he started painting, three years ago (really? yes, 2009), he wanted to “vent that sense of invisibility in a tangible way.”