GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Several pieces of art by Glenville State College (GSC) Associate Professor of English Dr. Marjorie Stewart have been published in the international literary magazine, Beyond Words.
Several pieces of Stewart’s art have been included in recent issues of the publication. My Eyes Could Clearly See and Renewal appeared in the August 2021 issue, Purple Rose of Glenville and Conception will be included in the September 2021 issue, and Three Trees will be part of the October 2021 issue.
“I found Beyond Words on Submittable.com, a website where publishers and producers of all kinds of creative and scholarly work list their needs and deadlines,” Stewart said. “I am very impressed by editor Gal Slonim’s matching of art and writing. It seems as if he and I have a connection somehow – when I first looked at the journal, I knew my art would be right for it. When I go through the issues with my work, there are always paintings I wish I had painted – as well as works I wish I had written.”
Based in Berlin, Germany, Beyond Words offers a welcoming stage for emerging writers and visual artists. They consider works from all around the world and encourage diverse voices from different cultures and backgrounds.
Before Stewart arrived at Glenville State, she taught composition and directed the writers’ center at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. At GSC, she teaches first-year writing, concentrating on corequisite courses for students who are not prepared for college English. She also teaches journalism and media courses and sponsors the student newspaper, The Phoenix. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Duquesne University, a Master of Fine Arts in English/Fiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in Composition and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Stewart has been painting for over five years now and says she still enjoys picking up a brush. “I am still wild about it. I paint as often as I can, every day when possible,” she said.
As with many artists, Stewart says that her work is transitioning. “My work is in the midst of a change now – I’m leaning more toward the abstract, and I’m painting more and more on OSB [Oriented Strand Board].”
She has also been a regular attendee to the Second Saturday Art Fair in Weston, located in nearby Lewis County. “I always meet great people who are interested in my art and ask good questions that make me think. I’ve gotten hits to my website and word of mouth referrals that bring more good people to my booth,” Steward added.
Visit the publication’s website, https://www.beyondwordsmag.com/, to learn more or to purchase current or past copies.