By Jairo E. Cortés-Marín
Tallahassee Community College’s award winning Art and Literary Magazine, the Eyrie, is known for showcasing the best art and literature the diverse student body of that TCC has to offer. As part of its mission, it focuses on upholding a standard of quality, good taste, and creativity.
Composed of a student faculty, the Eyrie is published once a year, every spring semester. It is unique in the fact that it is offered as a credit course, which students can sign up for, and become a staff member, in a staff that changes every year.
The process culminates with the unveiling event, in where the latest edition is revealed to the public. This year’s event was held Tuesday, April 12 in the Fine and Performing Arts Center on TCC campus. It was an evening filled with emotion, excitement and much involvement from the staff, featured artists, and viewers.
Members of the Eyrie staff, advisors to the magazine, and several featured artist took the floor and spoke to the audience, focusing on the powerful artwork that composes this year’s 35th Edition.
A special moment was experienced when a minute of silence was held, in honor of former staff member Markeal Dickey, who passed away in an accident during the summer of 2015. A special recognition was also given to Dr. Marge Banocy-Payne for her many contributions to the magazine throughout the years.