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.

April 2019

Flash Fiction/Dramatic Monologue: Mark Blickley’s “Valadon: Reclining Nude”

By | 2019-04-09T17:32:01+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Drama, Drama for stage and play, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Mixed Forms, Other, Other, PERFORMANCE ARTS, THEATER ARTS|

Mark Blickley Valadon: Reclining Nude A spotlight comes up on VALADON reclining nude and completely covered beneath a sheet that’s pulled up over her head, signifying her death.  Suddenly, she springs up naked from the [...]

Poetry Editor, Reviewer, Editorialist Rachel Custer: “Safe Spaces: A Pretty Lie”

By | 2019-04-08T00:43:51+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Academic, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Rachel Custer Poetry Editor, Reviewer, Editorialist Safe Spaces: A Pretty Lie "Orpheus" by Odilon Redon   “Cruelty is easy, cheap, and rampant,” writes Brene Brown, and nobody who has taken part in almost [...]

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: Shawn Anto’s “Lessons on Constancy”

By | 2019-04-20T19:29:03+00:00 April 5th, 2019|CNF, Experimental Discourse, FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, Featured Writer, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Mixed Media, Painting, Personal Essay, Short Story, STUDIO ARTS|

Shawn Anto Approaching experimental writing, it requires a dash of redundancy and ambiguity rather than taking it from a formulaic approach. You write what you dare yourself not to write about. It’s indeterminant in a [...]

Featured Series of Close Readings: A Close Reading of Octavio Paz’s “The Blue Bouquet” by Pamelyn Casto

By | 2019-04-02T12:49:57+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Academic, Close Reading, FEATURED, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Pamelyn Casto A Close Reading of Octavio Paz’s “The Blue Bouquet” Read the story "The Blue Bouquet" by Octavio Paz. Or read it in Short Shorts: An Anthology of the Shortest Stories, edited by Irving [...]

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