What influences our creative community? Beyond the boundaries of art and design, where do they seek inspiration and knowledge? Hear members of the PNCA Community speak to these questions and more in pursuit of discovering their creative generators.

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Melanie Stevens

Assistant Professor, Intermedia, Thesis and Professional Practice
Director, Continuing Education Youth Program

Melanie Stevens is the creator of the graphic novel series WaterShed; co-founder and editor of Miss Anthology, which supports and publishes racially and economically diverse young female and genderqueer comic artists; and co-curator of Nat Turner Project, a migratory gallery space granting artists of color the freedom to create within and without the parameters of racial commodification or designation.

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About A Creative Mind

The vibrancy of the creative energy at PNCA is amplified by the diversity of perspectives from within our community of artists, designers and educators. This project, conceived by the Office of Communication and Design, in collaboration with Daniela Repas ’08, MFA ’20 offers a platform to explore a range of topics relevant to one’s creative practice.  

The diversity of interpretations demonstrates the complexity behind the seeming simplicity of a singular word; where meaning is infused with cultural, social and personal influence. A creative practice is an ongoing engagement of curiosity, self-reflection, inquiry and criticality. At times, it is asking yourself the questions to which you don’t have answers; to be fully engaged and aware, with a willingness to adapt and evolve.

Over time, this platform will continue to expand its collection of voices, continually engaging with the PNCA community to share their perspectives on issues of relevance to artists, designers and educators.

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