Hester’s professional artwork has garnered praise from curators and critics. She has engaged her community in small and large-scale projects using words as legacy. By connecting the words of a beloved journalist and a young poet who passed away to the community they lived in, she created works that turned loss into memory and memory into dialogue.
Hill is a fine artist, educator, and award-winning designer, who is currently the Assistant Dean for Communication Design and the Director of the Tyler Teaching Gallery at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in the Washington, DC metro area, where she teaches graphic and interactive design. Hill’s fine art work is represented nationally in many private collections and has been part of numerous shows. Hill received her B.A. in Fine Arts / Graphic Design from the University of Florida and her M.F.A. in Studio Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
collaborators: Francie Hester and Lisa Hill
Words: Diane Granat Yalowitz – three decades of articles from the Washingtonian Magazine
Music: Joan Phalen, Luis Garay
A dedicated team of family and friends who wrapped 20,000 paperclips over a year’s time.
collaborators: Jackie Ogg, Francie Hester and Lisa Hill
Words: Brendan Ogg – a book of poetry, A Summer Becomes Absurd
Music: Mattson Ogg,
Knitting Community – coordinated by Chris Bragg.
List of knitters:
Beth Sperber Richie
Beverley Ogg Stone
The Peterson Family
Karen Marshall Dolan
Mary Jeanne Harwood
Molly Graham Hickman
Nancy Spate Kit
Susan St. Maxens