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Free Photo Exhibit: “Through the Seasons” by Eva Hartman at Canal Center Gallery, January 26

Alexandria Celebrates Women Launches Year of the Woman Artist

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Alexandria Celebrates Women is launching the Year of the Woman Artist with “Through the Seasons,” a special one-night-only, family-friendly, free art show by local photographer, entrepreneur, and community activist Eva Hartman on Friday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at The Gallery at Canal Center, 11 Canal Center Drive, located on the waterfront in the north end of Old Town Alexandria.

Hartman invites guests to “meander through photographic depictions of the seasons and contemplate rhythm and change. In its entirety, this show showcases life’s innate, ephemeral, cycle: birth, emergence, transformation, and stillness.”

“When I was a child, I thought my mother, Marlena Hinton, was magical,” says Hartman. “She was one of those people that had gobs of raw talent running through her. This was especially true of her artistic talent. Paintings just flowed from her fingers, as if something otherworldly guided her. While choosing my photographs for this show, I kept envisioning her drawing, mixing paint, and using her paint brush. She’s the inspiration behind many things I do, and this especially rings true with my photography. I dedicate this show to her.”

“Eva is a good friend but an even more amazing photographer,” says Alexandria Living Legend Pat Miller, board chair of Alexandria Celebrates Women, and a past chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.  “This debut art show kicks off our Year of the Woman Artist, which will highlight women in the arts.  See you on the 26th!”

About the Artist

Middle-aged Caucasian woman with brown hair facing camera.
Eva Hartman.

Eva Hartman runs her own marketing and business consulting firm, specializing in personal branding and entrepreneurial marketing. 

She holds an undergraduate degree in International Studies from the University of Miami, a Master’s Degree in Humanities (during which she wrote her thesis on existential crises and death anxiety) from Georgetown University, and an MBA with dual specializations in Public and Private Sector Leadership and Entrepreneurial Marketing from Johns Hopkins University. 

During her tenure at Johns Hopkins, as a Teaching Assistant, she taught Business Leadership and Human Values and Business Communication. 

Eva volunteers extensively in the Alexandria community, serving on teams that have consistently broken fundraising records.  She volunteers her time to non-profits helping them with their marketing, branding, and their social media presence.  She possesses a keen interest in building, or re-building, organizations. 

Currently, Eva is the Chair of the Advisory Board for Fund for Alexandria’s Child, the Vice President of Communications for the Friends of Duncan Library, Board Member for Alexandria Celebrates Women, and sits on the Events Committee for Community Lodgings. 

Eva is an avid photographer, writer (two activities that meld with her professional life), and loves playing and listening to classical piano.    

About Alexandria Celebrates Women

Alexandria Celebrates Women (ACW) recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of Alexandria, Virginia’s women of the past, present and future. The volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization acknowledges the distinguished history of Alexandria’s heroines while celebrating the empowerment of Alexandria’s modern woman.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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