Tellus Zine

Tellus Zine is youth-led digital publication, showcasing visual art and creative writing by young adults from across Greater Cincinnati. Tellus’s mission is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves bravely and creatively as a part of our diverse community. The zine was developed as an off-shoot of Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Teen Artists for Change program. Tellus is a Latin word meaning “Earth” and also can be broken down into the invitation: “Tell us!” The students selected the name for their publication because of this double meaning.

Want to get involved?  Email bethany@kennedyarts.org for  details about how to join the editorial board for Issue 04!

 

LIFE IS CHANGE: LOCAL TEENS USING ART TO EXPLORE “THE ONLY CONSTANT IN LIFE”–CHANGE 

CINCINNATI, [April  9, 2022] — Tellus Zine, a digital and print magazine made by and for teens launches its third annual issue, featuring creative work from young adults (ages of 13 to 21) in Tellus Zine, Issue 003: Life is Change and exhibition in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s outdoor gallery. 

Led by an all-youth editorial board and showcasing visual art and creative writing by young adults from across Greater Cincinnati, Tellus’s mission is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves bravely and creatively as a part of our diverse community. For their third annual issue, the Tellus editorial board acknowledges the tumultuous nature of our present era and urges their peers to mindfully consider the only constant in life––change. 

As a force, change allows us to adapt and grow. How does change reveal itself around you? How do you respond to change? Do you embrace it? Fear it? Resist it? Avoid it as much as possible?

ISSUE 003: Life is Change

EDITORIAL STATEMENT

Change is universal and perpetually shifting. For our third annual issue, the Tellus editorial board wanted to acknowledge the tumultuous nature of our present era and urge our peers to mindfully consider the only constant in life––change.

In selecting the theme, Life is Change, we invited open interpretation, visualization, and diverse responses–exploring change on levels from the microscopic to the cosmic, the individual to the metaphysical, the personal to the political.

Our community responded with creative submissions of all kinds, including: poetry, short stories, essays, collage, drawing, painting, photography, video, animation, and more! Submissions were reviewed and selected by the Tellus Zine Editorial Board, based on alignment with the theme, Life is Change. The featured selections are inspired by and address life’s continual change.

The third annual issue features 62 artworks and writing by diverse students ages 13-21 online at telluszine.org. A curated selection of these works will appear in a limited edition print version of the zine.

In addition, ten selected works from Life is Change will be displayed in KHAC’s outdoor gallery from April 9-30. The outdoor gallery is accessible every day from dawn to dusk – drive through or park and explore on foot.

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Tellus Zine Editorial Board

FEATURED ARTISTS in ZINE

Gabby Baptist / Tori Beck Borden / Gabriel Brooks / Maeve Clancy / Addie Distel / Desi Distel / Katherine Donaghy / Fritz Ebbeler / Cierra Fogle /
Milton Hernandez Gramajo / Cate Hummel / Jada Keith / Maya Martinez / Elliott Norris / Eleanor Prues / Aditi Purushothaman / Naina Purushothaman / Olive Scheidler / Celine Tan / Emma Thomas / Rory Torstensson / Violet Underhill / Gabrielle Walker / Alexis Wood

FEATURED ARTISTS in LIFE IS CHANGE EXHIBITION:

Gabby Baptist / Tori Beck Borden / Addie Distel / Katherine Donaghy / Cate Hummel / Jada Keith / Aditi Purushothaman / EmmaThomas / Gabrielle Walker

 

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS:

Gabby Baptist / Abdulrazaq Dabdoub / Addie Distel / Desi Distel / Fritz Ebbeler / Cate Hummel / Alexis Wood

 

Have more questions? Contact Bethany Pelle at 513-800-4567, email bethany@kennedyarts.org or visit the Tellus Zine website at telluszine.org.
 

With generous support from the Charles H. Dater Foundation and Artswave, this program is offered at no cost to teens.

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
  • Closed Sunday - Monday