Glendale Community College recently published the 54th volume of The Traveler, an annual arts publication featuring works by students and produced by the GCC Art and English Departments. The theme of this year’s volume celebrates resilience and renewal, like the mythological phoenix, the GCC community is growing stronger as we emerge from unprecedented times.
The 54th Volume of The Traveler features literary arts such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry and one-act play/drama. It also contains fine arts, including drawing, life drawing, painting, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage & relief, photography, glass, jewelry, graphic design, 2D design, intermedia, comics and sequential art. The artwork is judged by former student winners with several art faculty supervising. Creative writing faculty members supervise the writing judging.
The publication showcases all that GCC stands for and represents; diversity, equity, creativity, collaboration and inclusivity.
The Traveler is produced entirely by students, with supervision for the past 12 years by Michelle Blomberg, GCC art faculty. The Capstone Class students choose the theme, create the cover art, design the page layouts, format the pagination and work with the printer. The publication is a great example of interdepartmental collaboration by bridging the disciplines of creative writing in multiple genres and art in numerous mediums.
The Traveler is an award-winning publication having been featured in Phoenix Design Week’s Best of Phoenix for over five years and has received a Pinnacle award from the College Media Association. Continuously produced since 1968, it is the only journal of its kind in the Maricopa Community College District. The GCC library has an archive of issues going back to 1969, unfortunately, the inaugural 1968 edition is missing. Past copies of The Traveler can be viewed at lib.gccaz.edu/archive/traveler/,
Copies are available for pick-up Art Office or English Office at the GCC main campus.