Capitol Hill Artist and Photographer Elizabeth Eby – R.I.P.
by Larry Janezich
Elizabeth Eby, long time Capitol Hill resident, artist, photographer, gardener, and Capitol Hill Corner contributor died on April 20, from injuries suffered in a fall 12 days earlier. Her daughter, Carolyn, posted on Face Book:
“On Thursday, April 20th, we said goodbye to my mother, Elizabeth Eby. She touched so many souls with her fun, funky personality, always shaking things up and making you look at them a different way. She shared her passion for gardening, cooking, and art and so much more with me or anyone who was interested. She will be sorely missed.”
Her longtime friend and partner Ben Richter, posted that day: “Elizabeth Eby, my dearest friend, life partner and constant companion for the past twenty years, passed away this afternoon due to injuries and complications from a fall twelve days ago. I am inconsolable.”
In November of 2012, CHC featured Elizabeth’s glass work in the first post of a new series called “Piece of the Story” featuring the work of local artists. Her work also appeared in CHC posts on art exhibits held by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, the Capitol Hill Art League, and The Hill Center. Here’s a link to the first Piece of the Story Post: https://bit.ly/3AmIltQ
In March of 2022, CHC asked Elizabeth to write a column on items that interested her and she suggested an occasional post for a series called “Out and About.” She posted and wrote about art, flowers, gardens, and “vignettes” she observed while walking on Capitol Hill. One of her most popular posts was on the “Acme Mood Indicator” guerrilla art piece on Independence Avenue, SE. Here’s a link: https://bit.ly/3wAgvtD
Elizabeth contributed to the richness and depth of the Capitol Hill community. She had many friends and colleagues in the Capitol Hill Art Community and was a presence in the lives of many who were better for it. Rest in Peace, Elizabeth.
One response to “Capitol Hill Artist and Photographer Elizabeth Eby – R.I.P. ”
Elizabeth was a pillar in the neighborhood. She was spunky and energetic, kind and thoughtful, and she definitely kept us all on our toes! She will be so missed.