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Currents

Currents IssueEditor-in-chief:  Tim Mayhead

Associate Editor: Robyn Finlay

Editorial Assistant: Celina Bedford

Director of Submissions: Amy Kwong

Events Coordinator: Emily Rahme

Distributions Coordinator: Luke Cauley

Productions Manager: Nichole Lee

V.P Literary: Ariana Morel

 

Cover Artwork: Sink or Swim by Karen Boissonneault-Gauthier

Editor’s Note (excerpt)                                                                                                                        

“Indeed, art is meant to move us; it is a persistent wave that washes over the mind time and again. In response, we can stay rooted firmly in our beliefs and allow the current to wash by us, we can willingly swim with the waters, or we can create our own current. Yet regardless of how we respond, we change and are shaped by the currents that surround us. As such, the real beauty and power of art is its ability to challenge or transform us while still being magnificent and wonderfully crafted…”

Issue Contributors

Manahil Bandukwala, Daniel Barbare, Eric Caouette, Andrew Dobson, Gregg Dotoli, Mitchell Krockmalnick Grabois, Mark Grenon, Emily Janek, Marc Janssen, Komaldeep Kaur, Hun Kyu Kim, Anika Lalonde, Zhimin Liu, Joe MacLean, Daniel Martelock, James B. Nicola, Lance Nizami, Sean O’Neill, Lauro Palomba, Robert Pelgrift, James G. Piatt, Peter Scheponik, Lutz Torrance, Guinotte Wise

Waiting

dscf8265-e1497713319483.jpgEditor-in-chief: Kunal Chaudhary

Associate Editor: Robyn Finlay

Editorial Assistant: Athina Pantazopoulos

Director of Submissions: Tim Mayhead

Events Coordinator: Mia Morgan

Distributions Coordinator: Samantha Marie Dagenais

Productions Manager: Reine Tejares

V.P Literary: Ciara Loader

Cover Artwork by: Fabrice Poussin

Editor’s Note (excerpt)                                                                                                                        …It is not popular to make claims about the function of art, but if art serves any function it is to collapse the difference between waiting and living. To make waiting a form of experience, as valuable as any other. This is true for more than just innumerable novels that are devoured in hospital waiting rooms the world over. It is only in the midst of a good book or film, viewing a stellar painting or play, that we start to live while waiting. It is fashionable to think of art as something more than merely waiting, merely murdering the time in between more active pursuits, but of course the consumption of art is not a form of labour… 

Issue Contributors

    Elana wolff, Manahil Bandukwala, Dan Raphael, William Snyder jr, Tyler Bigney, Jan Ball, Salvatore Difalco, Adam Phillips, Milton P Ehrlich, PhD., Debbie Amirault Kamelien, Ned Baeck, Evan J. Hoskins, Sara Wilson, Bruce Sager, Hannah Sourisseau, Chloe Linke, Colin Quin, Johanna Peacock, Cosette van den Berg, Marina Ghebrial, O฿lique/◦

 

Truth

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Editor-in-Chief: Emily Stewart

Associate Editor: Joseph Hutt

Editorial Assistant: Freyja Wilson

Director of Submissions: Kunal Chaudhary

Events Coordinator: Mia Morgan

Distributions Coordinator: Sebastion

Cover Artwork by: Dominic Laporte 

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “… All art – regardless of veracity – has the power to provide us with experience beyond our day to day lives. This is what Picasso meant when he said “art is a lie that makes us see the truth.” This  is why, even with five years of university education and a lifetime of experiences under my belt, I still turn to art to expose me to new truths on a regular basis…”

Expectations 

ExpectationsEditor-in-Chief: Emily Stewart

Editorial Assistant: Joseph Hutt

Director of Submissions: Kunal Chaudhary

Production Coordinator: Abria Mattina

Cover Artwork by: Mark Stephenson

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “So much of our experience is affected by our initial thoughts — those that come to us when we see a cover, or read a title, or begin the first few lines. Our first impressions, whether they are informed by a cover or by a friend’s glowing review, influence what we choose to read and how much we enjoy what we’ve chosen.”

the point of no return

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Editor-in-chief: Emily Stewart

Editorial Assistants: Joseph Hutt

Productions Coordinator: Abria Mattina

Director of Submissions: Kunal Chaudhary

Cover design: Hugo Kerr

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “We experience moments of potential, the lapsing of balance, and in the end we can only hold onto these things through the effort of remembering. The space between these states is thinner than a breath.”

Throwback

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Editor-in-chief: Mia Morgan

Editorial Assistants: Brianna Campignotto

Productions Coordinator: Abria Mattina

Director of Submissions: Emily Stewart

Distributions Coordinator: M.M. Buckingham

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “We are all made and unmade by our creative predecessors, whether we would have it or not, taking the past and reshaping it to express our own thoughts. Every act of creation, then, is a throwback…”

Miscellany

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Editor-in-chief: Kathy Andrews

Associate Editor: Eleni Armenakis

Editorial Assistants: Melinda Mah

Productions Coordinator: Abria Mattina

Events Coordinator: Natalie Ashton

Director of Submissions: Jessica Pearce

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “…Be it on the surface or deep down, I think we’re all overwhelmed with starting out…”

into spring…

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Editor-in-chief: Kathy Andrews

Associate Editor: Eleni Armenakis

Editorial Assistants: Melinda Mah

Productions Coordinator: Abria Mattina

Events Coordinator: Natalie Ashton

Director of Submissions: Jessica Pearce

Distributions Coordinator: Matas Pranckevicius

Cover design: Carley Hoja

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “…Amid each dramatic change there is a consistency in which we place our hopes…”

 

Volume 5.2 

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Editor-in-chief: Kathy Andrews

Associate Editor: Kevin Kvas

Editorial Assistants: Nour Abu-Mallouh

Productions Coordinator: Jenny Tang-Clarke

Events Coordinator: Nandini Thaker

Director of Submissions: Melinda Mah

Distributions Coordinator: Becky Ginsberg

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “…Observe the contrast between intent and interpretation. Consider the interpretations of others, the intents of the artists, your own opinion…”

Transient

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Editor-in-chief: Kathy Andrews

Editorial Assistants: Nour Abu-Mallouh

Associate Editor: Kevin Kvas

Productions Coordinator: Jenny Tang

Events Coordinator: Nandini Thaker

Director of Submissions: Melinda Mah

Distributions Coordinator: Becky Ginsberg

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “…In the grand scheme of things, we are as transient as a footprint on the beach, wased away as easily as the waves roll in…”

Volume 4.1 

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Editor-in-chief: Ashly Dyck

Associate Editor: Vanessa Ghosh

Editorial Assistant: Sofia Gay

Productions Coordinator: Jesse Wolfe

Events Coordinator: Jenna Dufour

Director of Submissions: Kathy Andrews

Productions Coordinator: Jesse Wolfe

Distributions Coordinator: Lidija Rozitis

Cover design: Jim Fuess

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “How ‘true’ to reality should a representation have to stay, or not stay? Can art be an escape or must it teach you something about yourself, the world, other ways to be? Does it necessarily have a moral function, or should art exist for art’s sake alone?”

Volume 3.1 

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Editor-in-chief: Ashly Dyck & Marc Mazur

Editorial Assistant: Jordan Lincez

Productions Coordinator: Jason Lavoie

Events & Distribution Coordinator: Tiffany Templeton

Director of Submissions: Kenneth Dodd

Cover design: Jason Byers

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “…From here, the young escape artist plots many schemes, ploys, and death defying acts of creation in order to slip like so many pennies through the holey pockets of society.”

Volume 3.1 

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Editor-in-chief: Ashly Dyck & Marc Mazur

Editorial Assistants: Jared Davidson

Productions Coordinator: Jesse Wolfe

Events Coordinator: Ashly Dyck

Director of Submissions and Distribution: Kenneth Dodd

Cover design: Jesse Wolfe

Editor’s Note (Excerpt)   “…Art’s ability to show us what we don’t want to see, feelings and realities we thought we forgot, or tried to, perhaps, makes it worth creating, worth studying, worth imitating and honouring…”

Volume 2.2 

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Editor-in-chief: Kelly Clarke

Associate Editor: Lindsay Foran 

Editorial Assistants: John Kelly & Rosemary Quinsey 

Design & Layout: Jason Lajoie 

Productions Coordinator: Jason Lajoie 

Events & Distributions Coordinator: Marc Daniel Mazur

Cover design: Jason Lajoie

Cover Image: Kyle Brownrigg 

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Readers: Maddy Campbell, Matthew Cook, Caroline Hardy, Annabel Lee, Aaron Kozak, Jana Pilon 

Contributors: J.J Steinfeld, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Sean Moreland, Leigh Nash, Jeff Fry, Paul Sharp, Dawn DiBartolo, Andrew Faulkner, Joe Hickey, Rob McLennan, Lara Stokes, Cameron Anstee, Catriona Wright, Micheal Vickers, Sarah Kiran, Kyle Brownrigg 

1Down-Wintered 

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Editor-in-Chief: Andrew Faulkner

Associate Editor: Kelly Clarke

Editorial Assistant: Janice Thurston

Distribution & Events Coordinator: Marley Davidson

Productions Manager: Lindsay Foran

Design & Layout: Andrew Faulkner

 Cover image: “sarah’s Witness” by Jessica St. Amour