The fourth of five Fellowship Seasons at Lighthouse Works began September 12th, 2014. Fellowship recipients Justin Hoekestra, Heather Monley, and Dmitri Hertz will be living and working on Fishers Island until the end of October. When you see them around, please say "Hi!"
Heather Monley’s fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Day One, andSaltgrass. She was the winner of the 2013 Kenyon Review Short Fiction contest, and has received fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and Columbia University. She earned an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Justin Hoekstra was born in Hammond, Indiana in 1980 and raised in the southern and the western suburbs of Chicago. After leaving high school early to take college classes at the College of DuPage in Illinois he became an AmeriCorps Member and worked for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago as a CPR/First Aid and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention instructor. During the year that he was in AmeriCorps he also worked weekends at a Salvation Army day shelter to supplement his income. After that he worked in a cafe at a spa across the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He enrolled at the University of Illinois-Chicago that same year where he fell in with the theater department after taking an acting course in his first semester. While enrolled full-time at UIC he also worked as a bike messenger for Standard Courier. During his time in the theater department he helped co-direct a production of ‘the Vagina Monologues’. Justin dropped out after two years at UIC and moved back to the suburbs to reassess his life. After a seemingly interminable period in the suburbs he came to Burlington, Vermont to visit his older brother and decided to stay, working at the Mad Hatter Delicatessen and in various construction and other odd jobs to get by. He enrolled at the Community College of Vermont and subsequently transferred to the University of Vermont to study art. He graduated from the University of Vermont in the spring of 2012 and relocated to Baltimore, Maryland in August to pursue an MFA in painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. His interest in art was ignited early in life by experiences at museums throughout Chicago and by the work of his own father. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and been included in various group exhibitions as well. His work is in both public and private collections.
This is Dmitri. He makes sculptures and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Information regarding the timing and location of the events will be posted as the event date nears. We hope you'll join us!
Open Studios and Reading
@ the Ferry Annex