Bulfinch: Memories and Fairytales
An Interactive Art Show at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
January 16 - February 27, 2016
Opening Reception: January 16, 5pm - 7pm
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
575 7th Street SE
When novelist Hannah Sternberg found an old, marked-up manuscript of her second novel, Bulfinch, she couldn't bring herself to throw it away. Instead, she sent pieces of it to artists all over the world, challenging them to transform the pages into a wide array of multimedia works exploring the themes of memory and revision. Featuring works from professional and amateur artists from as far away as Portland, Oregon, the Netherlands, and beyond, as well as a strong representation of local DC artists, "Bulfinch: Memories and Fairytales" is a unique and whimsical look at the nexus between storytelling and the visual arts. You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind exhibition.
About the Artists
Elizabeth Goss: A graduate of Syracuse University's illustration program, Elizabeth is a freelance illustrator, writer, and graphic designer. She illustrated and designed the cover for Bulfinch and was excited to revisit the story in this piece. If you would like to learn more about her illustration work, please visit lizabethgoss.com.
Rebecca Graebner: Becky Graebner is the owner and chief designer of Ash & Alder, a US-based, Scandinavian-inspired brand specializing in jewelry, home goods, and custom jewelry and art pieces. Ash & Alder was founded in 2014 in Washington, D.C. (specifically, in a row house shared with Hannah Sternberg), and recently relocated to art haven, Boulder, Colorado. View her work at www.ashandalder.com.
Rachel Irelan: Rachel Irelan is a Washington, DC-based artist and musician. She works mainly with oil pastels and watercolor and is excited to pair her visual art hobby with her love of historical fiction! Learn more at rachel-irelan.com
Leslie Mansour: Originally from San Diego, Leslie received a Bachelors of Art from Brooks Institute of Photography. She served two years in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer, working to promote and empower female artisans through the development of their artistic crafts and economic roles. During that time she also collaborated on many youth development projects and taught photo collage. As a freelance photographer, Leslie enjoys using photo collage and mixed media techniques to create a narrative around cultural influence, heritage and urban life. Leslie currently teaches photography to kids and adults at CHAW and serves as their chair of the photography department.
Heather Markowitz: Heather is a wanderlust-filled adventurer and believer that all things are connected to one another. A teacher, artist, writer, yoga-lover, meditation-practitioner, and vegetable-enthusiast, Heather believes that a meaningful life is about connection and gratitude and sharing what we have. She feels her whole life is her art and strives to share as much as she can with those she encounters. Learn more at www.withlovedc.com.
Rinske Verberg: Rinske Verberg (32) is a writer, yarn artist, gardener, living room dancer and unapologetic geek. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness at the age of 27 forced her to reinvent her whole life. This has since proven to be an invaluable gift and an unexpected source of inspiration. The power of vulnerability, the struggle to determine one's own worth, and the mysterious interconnectedness of all life, are recurring themes in her work. Rinske lives with her boyfriend Dirk and cat Mina in Utrecht, The Netherlands. In between bouts of crochet and copywriting work, she is currently finishing her first novel. Learn more at http://www.recoverista.com
Coming Soon: Online Show Program, including photos of the works, and list of events and classes taking place in the gallery during the show