The Artist-in-Residence program here at Wesley is unique in promoting dialogue between artists of all credos and theologians, both learning from their shared experiences while here at the Seminary. As part of their residencies the artists teach studio art practicums and not only verbaly dialog with the community, but also begin to help students develop a visual language of expression. In return, Wesley provides artists a place for research, reflection and experimentation. You have only to look around the many offices, classrooms, meeting rooms and public spaces here at Wesley to see the mark the artists who have been here have left. Each artist donates a work of art at the end of their residency, as a result we have many works which were created exclusivly for the seminary as part of our collection.
Artists in the program have included painters, poets, actors, musicians, sculptors, videographers, graphic designers, potters, glass workers, iconographers, and many others, including those who work in multiple mediums of expression.
Cynthia Farrell Johnson