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Charlotte McGraw

Tapestryville, Wheelersville & Reileyville are collaborative projects with groups of women from The Ohio Reformatory for Women, led by Charlotte McGraw.


Charlotte is a talented artist who works out of Goodwill Columbus' art studio, who we were lucky enough to meet through one of our song writing workshops with Goodwill in 2021. Charlotte is the creator of her own imaginative town, Charlottesville, where she is the mayor, welcoming any and everyone.


Her town is an imaginative place where differences are celebrated. Charlottesville residents are mixed media works of art, or creatures as she calls them. Each creature has a name, backstory and personality.

The women gathered to virtually connect with Charlotte to create their own "Ville's" and characters. 

Through her artistic process, she guided the women of The Ohio Reformatory on a creative and heartwarming journey to create their own towns and creatures. The towns are named after where they live within the reformatory, Tapestryville, Wheelersville and Reileyville.

Once the groups finished their projects, we're able to bring Charlotte in person to meet each group of women, and have a celebration. It's beautiful to see them connect and come together through creativity.

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