about hazel

hazel is an online magazine centered around contemporary artists, their journeys, and their stories. We strive to make space in the art world for early career artists, recent graduates, and current students through our publication. hazel is all about uplifting creativity and cultivating imagination.

Not only a magazine, hazel is a blog and a community for all things arts and culture. hazel‘s editorial team is in the works of releasing an online curatorial space and podcast this Fall 2020.

The Team



Danie is a Master of Arts in art history and curatorial practice student at York University, in Toronto, Ontario. Outside of hazel, Danie researches environmental art and its relationship to trauma. She also loves yoga, and her puppy Buca.



Carley Walton is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and English as well as having studied Women and Gender Studies as her minor. On top of pursuing a career in museum education, she is passionate about social justice and uplifting the arts. In her spare time, one can find her developing and shooting 35mm film or writing confessional poetry with her cat, Otto.


Visual Art & Music Editor

Justin McKenney is completing his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in hopes of furthering advancements in analog film photography. In his spare time, one can find him developing or shooting film on his 35mm or medium format camera.


Visual Art Editor

Having just moved to Kansas City and being a recent graduate, Dylan is looking to become involved in the city’s art community. Primarily a painter, he is most interested in working with vibrant colors on larger than life sized canvases. Beyond painting, Dylan is an avid home gardener of tropical plants.


Art Editor

Cassandra’s research centers on activist art of the post-war period, with particular interest in feminist art practices and textile media.


Literature Editor

Margaryta Golovchenko is a settler-immigrant, poet, critic, and academic based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Treaty 13 and Williams Treaty territory, Canada. The author of two poetry chapbooks, she is completing her MA in art history and curatorial studies at York University and can be found sharing her (mis)adventures on Twitter @Margaryta505.


Founded in 2020, hazel is an arts magazine focusing on students and early career artists.

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