OJAL Art Journal

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About OJAL Art Journal

We have two guiding principles. 1) To promote and publicize our artists and writers aggressively through social media to an appreciative audience of devoted, generous patrons, and 2) To create an atmosphere without hostility wherein important conversations concerning the arts and the human condition may be carried on rationally and civilly, away from the ideological echo chambers of contemporary world politics. We want to showcase the best visual and literary art out there. Period.

July 2019

Featured Artist Nikolai Vryasov: a pairing with poet Junaita Rey’s “My First Ever Mountain Trip”

By | 2019-07-19T12:57:43+00:00 July 19th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Juanita Rey My First Ever Mountain Trip "Siberian Expanses" by Nikolai Vryasov Until now, I’ve seen the sun sink in water but not slip down behind mountains. The scarlet wake is familiar but [...]

Featured Artist Nikolai Vryasov: a pairing with poet Ali Salzman’s “Marriage”

By | 2019-07-18T12:59:13+00:00 July 18th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Ali Salzmann Marriage “There was an old woman I wished up. / She was the wife / of an old pond. / You could watch her swim in her husband…” –The Wishing Bone Cycle [...]

Featured Artist Nikolai Vryasov: a pairing with poet Ali Salzman’s “Winter Lessons”

By | 2019-07-17T11:52:27+00:00 July 17th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Ali Salzman Winter Lessons "Falling Asleep" by Nikolai Vryasov Snowfall feels like the beginning of a poem. The sky hardens, opens, blooms and lives on our tongues. Snow shows us how to be [...]

Featured Artist Nikolai Vryasov: a pairing with poet Ali Salzman’s “Lady of the River: A Portrait”

By | 2019-07-16T12:21:53+00:00 July 16th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Ali Salzman Lady of the River: A Portrait "Siberian Landscape" by Nikolai Vryasov she wears a skirt of smooth white pebbles and bracelets made from the molars of all the men who have [...]

Special Announcement: Call for Submissions from Members of the 2-year College Caucus of AWP

By | 2019-07-15T22:43:58+00:00 July 15th, 2019|LITERARY ARTS, Special Announcements|

Special Announcement: O:JA&L Call for Submissions: inviting members of the 2-year College Caucus of AWP Open: Journal of Arts & Letters will consider submissions of previously unpublished works of flash fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction [...]

Featured Artist Interview: Contributing Editor Vera Falenko talks with Nikolai Vryasov

By | 2019-07-15T21:55:41+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Academic, Artists, FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, INTERVIEWS, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Painting, Portfolio Spotlight, STUDIO ARTS|

Contributing Editor Vera Falenko Featured Artist Interview: Nikolai Vryasov Russian realist and landscape painter Nikolai Vryasov was born April 28, 1987, in a small village called Idrinskoye that lies to the south of Krasnoyarsk. In [...]

Featured Artist Interview: Contributing Editor Vera Falenko talks with Nikolai Vryasov (Russian version)

By | 2019-07-15T21:46:14+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Artists, FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, INTERVIEWS, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Painting, STUDIO ARTS, Translation|

Содействующий редактор Вера Фаленко Интервью с избранным артистом: Николай Врясов Русский художник-реалист и пейзажист Врясов Николай родился 28 апреля 1987 г в селе Идринском, что находится к югу от Красноярска. В 2012 году он защитил [...]

Literary Tourism: Nature, Within and Without: CE J. Brandon Lowry considers the Valley of the Yellowstone and Michael Punke’s 2002 novel The Revenant

By | 2019-07-14T16:49:38+00:00 July 14th, 2019|LITERARY ARTS, Literary Tourism, Personal Essay, Travel Writing|

J. Brandon Lowry Nature, Within and Without: The Valley of the Yellowstone and Michael Punke's The Revenant God had placed him in a garden of infinite bounty, a Land of Goshen in which any man [...]

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