The Jefferson Arts Organization was founded primarily to offer Jefferson students the opportunity to express themselves through art. The Jefferson Arts organization focuses on such media as art and photography, writing, and music and supports diverse activities including live readings, art exhibits and musical performances. In addition, the organization publishes Inside Out, an annual art and literary journal which showcases photography, paintings, sketches, short stories, poems and essays contributed by Jefferson students. All of these activities are designed to bring more diversity to the Jefferson community; to allow students, faculty and staff the chance to stop and reflect on their daily lives; and to provide a creative outlet from the rigors of school and work.
Current Volume: Volume 9 (2019)
We are thrilled to share the 2019 edition of Inside Out: a stunning collection of visual art and literature that reflects the complexity of health and the myriad emotions tied to caregiving. Within this compilation, we see art that mirrors the ethos of the Jefferson community: one that recognizes an approach to healthcare that is deeply embedded in the humanities and in acknowledgment of all aspects of the human experience. With vivid textures and captivating language, artists in this magazine tackle questions about the lines between helping someone and harming them, coping with the loss of a patient, managing guilt related to familial relationships, how place affects our understanding of ourselves, and how identity impacts societal and personal expectations.