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Viking Gallery


Ava Saldanas May 22, 2023

    Dark soulless eyes. All I saw were soulless eyes, piercing me through the dark. There the body lay cold on the floor with blank expressions on their face. What sat on the couch next to me lay a long...

Senior Serenity Baird arranges jeans, clay, pill bottles, and syringes to create a visual representation of addiction and generational trauma. As she worked, memories of loved ones struggling with addiction flooded her mind, fueling her determination to break the cycle.

It’s in your genes : Serenity Baird

Erika Lepesha, Staff Reporter May 22, 2023

    Junior Serenity Baird created an art project with a very personal and meaningful message. Growing up, she witnessed addiction and its effects on her family and felt the need to address it.   ...

A Fine Line

The pen was slipping lower and lower in his hand. The past is too hard to let go of. He held it tighter. He held it too tight. It broke. He was petrified. What was he to do? That was the only thing he...

This drawing is the introduction page of the sketchbook I’m currently working on. The character is Yamaguchi Tadashi, a character from Haikyuu. I draw him quite often since he’s one of my favorites. I like him because he is a very hard worker, and he’s always trying to improve himself. He does this not only for himself but so that he can support his friends and team. He’s very self-conscious but as time goes on he becomes more confident in his abilities. I would like to be like him.

Artist spotlight: Lillian Carpenter

Lillian Carpenter, Viking Gallery Editor March 31, 2021

As I've created the other artist spotlights, I've been anxious to post art of my own. I figured it was about time! I've been rather nervous to share my art on the Valhalla, especially since the...

Critical Role fanart of Mollymauk Tealeaf. Part 1 of an in-progress Critical Role portrait series

Artist spotlight: Natalie Anderson

March 29, 2021

"I've been drawing for almost as long as I can remember, but I really started the summer of 2019." Natalie Anderson said. "Alex Brennan-Dent on YouTube is an artist I really admire." Check out Natalie...

brown-eyed bird

Natalie Anderson March 29, 2021

Sticky fruit blood dripping down chins dripping like revelation from the mouth of babes. I’m afraid I’m a fastidious eater Eat light, eat polite, I’m seen and not heard All I can offer—the...

windows to the soul

Natalie Anderson March 29, 2021

Your sister is playing with a toy you don’t recognize. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as you haven’t been home since the term started, but it is. You can’t make out exactly what animal it is until...

“Of the pieces Ive submitted I would have to say I favor my alicorn because of the amount of time I put into her, and since shes from a great show called My Little Pony.”

Artist spotlight: Ava Goldberg

Ava Goldberg March 25, 2021

“I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, but not that well till recently,” Goldberg said. “My art is inspired by my new interest in diversity among people, and my styles are inspired...

Artist Spotlight: A. Pommer

Artist Spotlight: A. Pommer

A. Pommer March 25, 2021

“I've been drawing ever since I could hold a crayon but I've been putting more effort into it for about 8 years.” Pommer said. “my art is inspired by Tamaytka and John Draws. and I mostly draw what's...

“Threads; or I Think This Is a Love Song”

February 27, 2021

it’s so vulnerable to open something up  (crack a spine, feel a pulse) and know it’s close to  someone close to you. like you’ve cut them open  and you’re seeing their opaque...