The Sanskrit Literary-Arts Magazine is an award-winning publication created annually by a UNC Charlotte student staff. The magazine is a compilation of short stories, fine art and poetry through submissions from Charlotte students, but also can come from other artists and writers from across the world.
The latest edition of Sanskrit became available to students last Wednesday at the opening reception for the gallery of the magazine. Located in the Student Union, the gallery has on display the fine art shown in their newest edition of the magazine in its original form.
“It was great seeing all of the art work displayed all together on a larger scale. I thought that it really brought the magazine to life,” said Athina Hinson, the editor-in-chief of Sanskirt. Hinson oversaw the entire process of compiling this year’s edition of the literary-arts magazine.
Hinson became editor-in-chief of Sanskrit back in September 2012. She was elated to finally see the magazine printed and available for everyone to see.
The opening was a nice and quaint gathering of those who are truly passionate about the art and about the success of the magazine. It brought a diversity of admirers, from the contributors and their families, to friends and professors.
Brittany Cheshire, a copy editor for the magazine, attended the gallery opening and also noted how the gallery really brings the magazine to life.
“It’s really different seeing it in person versus seeing the picture, seeing textures and layers and things like that,” said Cheshire.
Hinson mentioned that since the submissions this year primarily came from UNC Charlotte students, the gallery in the Student Union is a fantastic location for their work to be displayed.
“It’s very rewarding to provide an opportunity for their talent and hard work to be recognized by the student body,” said Hinson.
The work shown at the gallery and in the magazine radiated each artists’ distinct but creative passions. The works chosen are all very diverse, but each are the best of their kind.
For example, Justin Engel’s images of exposed persons in distress are painted in a gloomy and intriguing light. Erin Penland’s graphic distortion mixes historical figures with elements that are much more modern.
Works like these make Sanskrit notable at UNC Charlotte as an award-winning publication. Just last November, Sanskrit was awarded the 2012 Associated Collegiate Press Magazine Pacemaker Award for its edition last year.
The works on display are just one aspect of Sanskrit, since the magazine also encompasses short stories and poetry. Students should look out for Sanskrit on stands throughout the main campus of UNC Charlotte.
Students who are looking for more information about Sanskrit can click here. The blog allows for submission from UNC Charlotte students to be featured on the site and has more information on how to get involved at Sanskrit.