All Endings are Beginnings

When I signed up for this blog post I worried about sounding cliché, “all endings are beginnings,” and all that jazz. After all, it is the last blog post of the semester, and it’s one of the last things I have to do for Opus before graduation. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve served as a co-editor of Opus since the second semester of my sophomore year, making the Spring 2015 edition the fifth one I’ve designed. So rather than lamenting loss and detailing fears about entering the “real world,” I’m going to write about this last edition, which you can pick up around campus, or e-mail opus@hope.edu to see how you can get your copy!   
I’ve never been more proud of an edition of Opus. The cover art created by Stephanie Harron, is mesmerizing. The pieces inside—art, poetry, fiction, a play—are beautiful and heartfelt. I am an awe of the art happening on Hope’s campus, in and out of the classroom. I am so proud of these artists and their dedication to truth. Thank goodness for Sadina Brott and Abby Klett, who are steering Opus into the future, along with the editorial board of Sam Grody, Claire Schoenberger, and Grace Hulderman. I look forward to reading Opus in the future and seeing what new art, stories, and ideas emerge from our students. Submissions will open again this fall. 
Thank you, Opus community, for your role in my career as a Hope student. I’m so grateful to have been part of an important conversation about art and life on campus. Wherever you may go this summer, may your travels be safe and may you find beauty and art in every day.
Allyson

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