Honfleur Gallery Presents Eric Celarier, Ani Hoover, and Nicole Salimbene Finder – Maker

By Editorial Team on April 19, 2017

Fri, 21 April 2017 - Sat, 03 June 2017

Photo courtesy of Honfleur Gallery.
Photo courtesy of Honfleur Gallery.


Opening Reception: Friday, April 21 from 6pm to 9pm


There will be an artist workshop with Ani Hoover on April 22, 1 – 4PM and a panel discussion will be held at the closing reception on June 3, 1-4PM.

Artists Eric Celarier, Ani Hoover and Nicole Salimbene use trash to create powerful pieces of art by reusing cast off items. The repetition of forms references the long tradition of textile crafts such as quilting which often used discarded materials to create a new work; a form of ecology born out of necessity. For these artists, process and scale are important to their work because it mirrors the scale of our trash; in this current climate, they have an intrinsic message about how we treat our planet.

About the Artists:
The curatorial team of Honfleur Gallery prides itself on exhibiting work from within the community, Eric, Megan and Nicole all have studios in DC.

Ani Hoover earned a Master’s of Fine Arts from The American University and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Missouri State University. Her first exhibit: Flow was presented at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, NY in 2006; Finder-Maker marks her 40th exhibit to date. While building on her craft, she has held residences in New York, Maine and the Guapamacataro Center for Art and Ecology in Michoacan, Mexico.

Artist educator and Curator Eric Celarier is returning to the Honfleur Gallery. His first exhibit at the gallery was Sculpture Now 2013,  a group show collaboration with Washington Sculptors Group, curated by Florcy Morisset.  A graduate of the University of Maryland, with a Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Cincinnati, Eric has presented his work in more than 30 shows. His award-winning work has been part of Artomatic for six years and continues to draw the attention of local and national press.

The internationally known Nicole Salimbene is a graduate of University of Northern Colorado. She has exhibited work as close as Arlington, Virginia and as far as Nogent sur Oise, France. With 20 exhibits in her repertoire, Nicole won the first-place Tom Rooney Prize, for her pieces in Sculpture Now 2012 with the Washington Sculptors Group, curated by Sarah Newman. Her work is often publicized by industry media and will be featured in the May/June edition of Sculpture Magazine.

Finder – Maker Curator Megan Maher is a graduate of The American University with a Master’s of Fine Arts and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Indiana University. Recently expanding her expertise to curating, Megan is an artist with over two decades of experience; her debut exhibit Outsiders was presented at Centro Arti Visive, Perugia Italy. Megan is currently a Willow Street Gallery Committee Member.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
  • and by appointment

Honfleur Gallery is contemporary fine art gallery that opened in 2007, located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. For more information, visit https://www.honfleurgallery.com/.