HOPE HILTON


Smoke Signal 13
palo santo smoke on archival paper
8x10"
2019

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I am an artist, educator, and curator focused on experiential spaces of learning and collaboration. With work centering on responsive facilitation, I am most invested in creating academic, social, and emotionally intelligent environments that meet participants of all ages where they are. By encouraging active participation combined with self-reflection, my objective is to inspire an engagement with the world as a space for learning.

Art is the language of our collective history. My projects facilitate a sense of place, enhance creative problem solving, highlight connections to history, and nurture community. For students this creates confidence and cultivates empathy, all while inspiring responsible civic and global engagement.

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+ officially certified to teach online, 2020
+ continued studies include Breathwork for children

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A Southern Recipe for Natural Ink by Rinne Allen features my recipe for pokeberry ink in the NY Times T Magazine, September 17, 2015 issue

Like The Moth? You'll like Rabbit Box!
Here's my story about going to Nicaragua for the first time to find out about my grandfather:

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Everything is biographical, Lucian Freud says. What we make, why it is made, how we draw a dog, who it is we are drawn to, why we cannot forget. Everything is collage, even genetics. There is the hidden presence of others in us, even those we have known briefly. We contain them for the rest of our lives, at every border we cross.
- Michael Ondaatje, Divisadero

Travel is the only context in which some people ever look around. If we spent half the energy looking at our own neighborhoods, we’d probably learn twice as much.
- Lucy R. Lippard, On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art, and Place

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Is art a luxury?
Is a rose bush? Jeanette Winterson gets straight to the heart of why art matters. Read about it HERE.