As we close this year, we want to thank all that support our mission, The Roanoke Arts Commission, The Taubman Museum of Art, Final Track Studios, our artists and writers, and readers. We have had a successful year, publishing our latest journal, Artemis 2022, virtually traveling around the Moon with Artemis 1 Lunar Craft, and finishing our 3rd season of Artemis Speaks Podcast.
Keep your seat belts on for a great ride! As a non-profit, we have survived 45 years and looking forward to another successful year.
Jeri Rogers, Editor & Founder
Julia Fallon, Associate Editor
Page Turner, Art Editor
Zephren Turner, Layout Editor
Donnie Secreast, Poetry Editor
Adam Gnuse, Poetry Editor
Nikki Giovanni, Distinguished Poet
Virginia Fowler, Critic Editor
Jonathan Rogers, Legal Advisor
Skip Brown, Audio Editor
New Podcast to end our year featuring Betty Branch, Sculptor
Betty Branch is an artist who is constantly reinventing herself. Her media is diverse; She sculpts in wax, clay, fiber, straw, and stone. Throughout her career in intensive production, she has culled visual references from ancient matriarchal civilizations to current cultural events, from Greece to the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Her work is defined by lifelong tenets: the body, rites of passage, the intersection between land and form, and the myth and form of crow and raven.
Branch’s award-winning art has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad, with works from small to monumental in private, corporate, university, and museum collections. She maintains a studio and gallery in Roanoke, VA.
Artemis Speaks Podcast
Starroot grew up in Southern Germany and started to create art at an early age, inspired by nature and her unlimited fantasy. She explored and practiced conscious dreaming in her early childhood. She is an entirely self-taught artist. When she was 30 years old, she had a life-changing Out of Body experience in a car accident. Starroot opened more and more for visions coming to her. In 1986 she moved with her two children to Tennessee and then to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.