Beard and Weil Galleries Artist Residency



August 30–October 14, 2023

Studio Drop In Hours: Wednesdays 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Workshop: Thursday, October 12 5:30 p.m.

Closing Reception: Friday, October 13 5:30–7:30 p.m.

The Beard and Weil Galleries welcome Bláithín Haddad and Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves as our inaugural artists in residence. As part of their simultaneous six-week long residencies at the Beard and Weil Galleries, Haddad and Greaves will develop new work, visit with classes, hold open studio hours to discuss their practices, have opportunity for collaboration, and hold a public workshop open to the Wheaton and surrounding community.

For this first year, the Beard and Weil Galleries invited artists to participate in what will become a biannual Artist in Residence Program. Housed within the Beard and Weil Galleries, the residency supports the artistic development of professional artists while advancing creative and artistic excellence within the Wheaton community. The Galleries provide access to Wheaton’s unique artistic, intellectual, and institutional resources to support the artist in the conception and development of a body of work while in residence. 

For many artists, dedicated time and space to create work is difficult to come by. Whether it is finding an affordable studio or having the financial means to dedicate time to researching, creating, iterating and experimenting outside of the pressure to produce a finished product. This program will offer exactly that to artists who are at a point where they need this type of support. The residents bring new voices to Wheaton outside of a student teacher relationship. These artists will be on campus working and sharing their process in an open, generous, transparent way. We hope for spontaneous conversations, thoughtful collaboration and fruitful discovery in whatever form it takes.

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