White Grass

As they sleep

as they sleep

surreal

quite

an ere calm falls through the house

as they sleep

with minds on fire

launch

into the expanse of the universe

where dreams becoming tangible

tactile

breath

ah there she is 

I remember her

so nice to see you again

- Brandi Hofer

Birth

I gave birth to a daughter.

A creative fire that had been waiting for a spark, burst into life.

Slowly and quietly, I created songs that became a memoir.

A memoir of becoming a mother ...

A memoir of finding my voice ...

- Victoria Jane Kearney

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Heather Kirtland

Guest curator

Heather Kirtland, an artist, received a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  Heather currently teaches encaustic workshops and is focused on her own studio practice. She was awarded The Maryland State Arts Council Grant and was a resident artist at The Holt Center. 

 

Most recently she works with West Elm as one of their Local Artist. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, abroad in Italy and Wales, and has appeared in Modern Rustic magazine and Country Living UK. The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Montessori school have commissioned her work, as well as many private collectors. 

 

Heather recently moved from Baltimore to a more rural part of Maryland where she lives with her husband and two children and their dog.  When she is not painting she loves to read, run and encourage other mothers to find a creative outlet through a project she co-founded with Marissa Huber; Carve Out Time for Art.

Photocredit: Little Cuddlebug Photography.

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Victoria Jane Kearney

Songwriter, musician

Victoria Jane Kearney is a musician living in London, UK with her husband and two young daughters. She writes, records and produces music from her home studio and works as a choir director and singing teacher.

Victoria released her debut album Birth in December 2019, a concept album of nine songs following the journey of becoming a mother. The album is both a memoir of motherhood and a love letter to creativity. 

Birth has been described by Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music) as, “outstanding, with effortless vocals, song writing and musicianship”.

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Brandi Hofer

Visual artist, poet

Brandi Hofer is a well collected Canadian Artist, exhibiting internationally and across Canada. She has been ambitiously perusing her career upon attaining her BFA degree in 2008.

Hofer's main focus is figurative and portraiture painting, she explores themes of empowerment, the female psyche, and emotional self. Her work has been featured on national television and found in international publications. She has experience in creating custom artworks for designers and has recently translated her artwork into large-scale murals.

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