About The Mercurial (web) magazine & gallery
The Mercurial is a wonderful, worldly (web) magazine rooted in Greater Danbury, Connecticut and New England with an annual readership of 30,000 and growing. The magazine, first launched in the fall of 2009 , is devoted to off-the-beaten-path stories, the arts, investigative news, and global issues. In April of 2011, the Mercurial Gallery opened its doors to the public. The gallery continues to foster adventurous and accessible art in downtown Danbury, Connecticut with exhibitions, music performances, artist talks, and other events. Visit the gallery at 11 Library Place, Danbury, CT and at themercurialgallery.com.
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The Mercurial Staff
Amanda, a lifelong writer, started The Mercurial in her final semester at Western Connecticut State University after developing a passion for journalism both in and out of school. She opened The Mercurial Gallery two years later and currently works as gallery co-curator, magazine editor, and advertising sales manager.
Co-Curator, The Mercurial Gallery
Katie has a BFA in sculpture and graphic design and is currently pursuing her MFA in mixed media painting at Western Connecticut State University. She is an experimental artist in her personal work and pushes the limits with all things art in her life. Katie is co-curator at The Mercurial Gallery.
Joshua L. Durkin
Josh lives and grew up in Connecticut, graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in journalism and now writes. Since journalism is not the only way to get at the truth of what it means to be human, he also writes fiction, and pays attention to music, the arts, movies, shows, the wars, and other vices that people binge on, in order to get an idea of where we are going.
Kyle Jeremy Neidig
Kyle Neidig grew up in Newtown, Connecticut. He graduated from Newtown High School in 2003, and in 2007 earned his bachelor’s in Professional Writing from Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Kyle has been studying astrology since he was 14 years old, and now, at the age of 27, his interests have taken him to ethno-musicology, meditational sciences and handmade art. Kyle consistently breaks the mold with cutting edge arts and crafts and philosophical discoveries. Whether he be making a peyote stitch necklace or constructing a didjeridoo, djembe, or flute, you can be sure that this man is passionately dedicated to the mysteries of the universe. Shop at Kyle’s online store here.
Ehris’ unconventional childhood sparked her interest in many things – including environmental issues, organic gardening, languages, traveling, and natural medicine. She began practicing Reiki and yoga at a young age, attended online high school, and witnessed betrayal firsthand in South America. After graduating from Western Connecticut State University, Ehris hopes to pursue a career in journalism, as well as use her ESL teaching certification to teach in Brazil.
Samantha lives and grew up in Danbury, and is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in photography at Western Connecticut State University. Her work aims to portray the honesty and beauty she experiences in this life, with some melancholy and humorous bits in between. She promises, one day, to set up a website where you can view her work.
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