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About the speaker

Ashley Hawkins is the co-founder and Executive Director of Studio Two Three (S23), Richmond, Virginia’s nonprofit workspace for art. Studio Two Three provides artists the tools, space, and resources to build successful careers. Studio Two Three began in 2008 with four artists in a tiny studio. Now, S23 is a 13,000 square foot facility, providing over 100 artists with 24/7access, thousands of students with art education, a retail store featuring art by Richmond artists, and S23 To-Go, a mobile printmaking studio styled after an ice cream truck.

Ashley views S23 as her ultimate creative expression; a balance of her passions for organization building, dreaming big, and art making. Ashley holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking and a Masters’ of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her fiancée, three year-old son Max, one-year old daughter Zoey, and a cat named Olive. She makes prints, cardboard sculptures for Max and Zoey, and a line of housewares with her fiancée under the guise of Hers (& His) Press.

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