Topaz + Arrow is a lifestyle resource for the art and design-driven community in the Washington, DC area. Through communal craft sessions and engaging workshops, Topaz + Arrow will cover the DIY of personal style, home décor, dinner parties, weddings, and more, while infusing the handmade into a curated and creative lifestyle.
Topaz + Arrow is held monthly at the Ulysses Room, a loft space at the 52 O Street Artist Studios, in Washington, DC, and is founded by Virginia Arrisueño and Morgan Hungerford West.
ABOUT VIRGINIA ARRISUEÑO:Virginia is the founder of DeNada, an emerging accessories line, specializing in handmade knits for women and men, based in Washington, DC. Inspired by the culture and the traditions of her Peruvian heritage, Virginia continually works alongside skilled artisans in Perú to create DeNada's growing collection. Virginia received her BFA at the University of Maryland, where she focused almost exclusively on fiber art. Her creative talent and technical skills have been recognized by several awards, including the Sadat Art for Peace Award, delivered by Nelson Mandela, and first prize in Viridian Artists, Inc. National Competition, juried by Robert Rosenblum, curator at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC.
Morgan writes art and lifestyle blog Panda Head, and works in the realms of art direction and art production in Washington, DC. Her installations have been featured at the French Embassy and the Textile Museum; her line of handmade teepees and teepee covers is carried by BHLDN, the wedding branch of Anthropologie. Her various projects have been featured on Refinery29, Apartment Therapy, Daily Candy, and LuckyMag.com, as well as in the Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, and Nylon Magazine.