Hill House Artist and Alum News

Every time we turn around, it’s time to update y’all on the Hill House artists. They come and go as swiftly and peacefully as a summer breeze, and before we know it they’ve moved on from the Hill House, back to their daily lives miles, mountains, and states away from Northern Michigan. We’re glad they come for a bit though, and we’re happy to keep you in the loop of who’s around, who’s been through, and who’s just around the riverbend. Let’s get to it.



Leekyung (Lee) Kang comes to the Hill House from Providence, Rhode Island where she is currently working on her MFA at Rhode Island School of Design. Kang’s work deals with architectural elements to transfer our surrounds to the veiwer through installation and site-specific art. She has participated in several residencies throughout the US and South Korea. We’re excited to see what she thinks of the Hill House!

This month, we also welcomed Mimi Lipson, a writer coming here from Massachusetts. Mimi has deep family ties in Michigan, we wish her a sense of connection with the water, trees, and open skies of East Jordan. Mimi currently has a story collection, THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING, out with Yeti publishing. Her memoir is forthcoming from Bloomsbury, USA.


Hill House alum Moheb Soliman was back in Northern Michigan to help install poetry signs throughout the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore parks. What an awesome initiative, as part of the Great Lakes Parks Centennial Poetry project. Last time we saw Moheb was this past fall when he did an installation and reading at Blackbird Arts. Come back again soon, Moheb, and keep up the stellar work!

Musician, writer, and organizer, Erik Jarvis and his band The Plain Mosaic have an upcoming album. Plus, along with his partner and bandmate Katie, his other band Pink Neighbor recently released their debut EP. Keep on rockin’ and staying busy, Erik - we’re loving the new tunes, so dance-able.

Alum Sean McConnell is on tour in Texas and Oklahoma to support his brand new record. Get your tickets here. AND! Check out his new video for “Holy Days.” 

Charming Disaster, Alums Elia Bisker and Jeff Morris have been nominated by PULSE for Best Music Artist. Get on over there and vote! Go, CD, go!


Keep an eye out for news about our next Artist After Hours. These networking evenings are open-schedule, fun events with snacks, drinks, and artists of all genres. Come out, meet your fellow art-lovers, and make some new friends!