Beyond The Story

Exploring Visual Memoir

September 5 - October 30, 2014

Before You Go...

Headed out to Hillsboro to listen to the soundscapes while seeing the show?

  1. If you have an iPhone or iPad, get the free app from the App Store. Or you can use the audio players below to listen on any smart phone or tablet.
  2. Bring headphones. (It's in a library.)

Enjoy — and please send us an email afterwards to let us know how it went. We would love to hear about your experience.

Christine Martell


Rebecca Shapiro


Lisa Sonora Beam


Matt Blair


About The Show

How and where do words and images intersect? What is the play between language, text and visual story telling? Artists Christine Martell, Lisa Sonora Beam and Rebecca Shapiro interpret the combination of personal narrative and visual image. Their goal is to create, define and present visual memoir inviting the attendee to participate in the artists' stories through the lens of their own experiences.

The artists are reflecting on their own stories and exploring a variety of mediums to learn and understand how to create and show their personal stories. The venue selected for this exhibit is a library gallery. Each of the artists has a personal history with books, libraries, storytelling and writing that influence their work.

This show is a fascinating demonstration of the artistic process, how artists collaborate and the variety of work that is generated from a single idea.

The public is invited to an opening celebration with the artists on September 7 from 2 - 5 PM. The artists will give a talk about their work at 3:00 PM. They will also share examples of some of the journals, sketches, stories and other work that lead up to this exhibit.

A comprehensive catalog for the show is now available on Issuu.

More information can be found on Facebook.


Hillsboro Main Library Main Branch
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, 2nd floor
Hillsboro, OR 97124

Questions or comments? Need help with listening to the audio? Email us.