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Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis


Arts and Sciences



First Advisor

Erik Reece

Second Advisor

Dr. Janet Eldred


The Northside of Lexington, Kentucky is an area with its own culture, community and art. While living in this community I was able to learn, grow and develop alongside this newly renovated area. The people and their lives intersect in such a way that creates a tension at times. However, many social awareness advocates vie for the success of this neighborhood for many years to come. The objective of studying such an area as the Northside in Lexington is to focus on the similarites rather than the differences in culture, community and artistic endeavor. With a collection of essays and literary journalism topics from Loudon Street on North Limestone to Short Street on North Limestone; the reader is taken on a journey of these snapshots over a three year span between 2013 and 2016.

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