Gallery of Featured Art Issue No. 5, 2022: All Rights Reserved
Thank you student Marvin Brown for documenting Ke'lab's launch party in 2018
Ke'lab is Tompkins Cortland Community College's first literary and visual arts journal. Its unique name comes from the word "collaborate". Ke'lab is pronounced like "collab" [KUH] + [LAB] and its unusual logo was inspired by the pronunciation respelling of the word "collaborate" which looks like this "/kəˈlabəˌrāt/".
The publication is a collaboration between the Art and Creative Writing programs, both at the college and their concurrent enrollment CollegeNow partner high schools. Submissions are open to the college community and include current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and CollegeNow students.
The concept of the journal is to develop a collaboration between artists and writers. When writing and art are carefully paired together or made in response to one another, a deeper experience of both can be felt by readers and viewers. These pairings come in the form of:
Drew Towers, class of 2017, designed the logo.