About the Curators
Elizabeth Ashe is a sculptor and poet, who earned her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University. Her recent public art projects are/have been on view at the Bemidji Sculpture Walk, Art All Night DC, Sukkahwood Festival, and the H St Festival. Her media include welding, foundry, mold-making, installation works with paper, drawing, carved and collected objects, and painting. Ashe's poetry has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Vagabondage, and Badlands Literary Journal, among many others, and art reviews in Artscope Magazine. Her awards include: placing third, twice, at the Sukkahwood Festival, placing second in the Tacoma Art Museum's “Iron Artist Challenge,” and a full scholarship for a workshop at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. Her work is included in Studio Visit Magazine, issue 46. She was the Director for Mavi Contemporary Art. Ashe has curated over a dozen exhibitions. In 2019, she curated "Play, Protection, or Peril," a project partially funded by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Ashe lives in Washington, D.C., where she has an active studio practice.
She works as the Gallery Manager for the DC Arts Center, and Exhibit and Event Technician at the Katzen Center, American University.
Mary Pat Norton
Mary Pat Norton received her Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and graduated from The George Washington University with Master’s in Art History. While at GWU, Norton was a student curator for Gallery 102. She interned in the university’s Visual Resources Center, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and The Phillips Collection. Norton was also a Teacher’s Assistant in GWU’s art history department, and an editorial assistant to design historian, Victor Margolin. Her Master’s thesis, Hannah Wilke Super-t-Art: Reclaiming the Female Body through Pleasure and Pain, explored Hannah Wilke’s repurposing of Christian iconography in the context of the second wave feminist movement. Norton currently works as a museum assistant at The Phillips Collection and as a gallery guide at Glenstone.