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Walford Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Original Blessing

Greg Halvorsen Schreck

Schreck explores connections between creation stories, people, land, and family. Many of the photographs were made during his recent time in Guatemala. While he was there, he interacted with Indigenous people, families, missionaries, and others who graciously survived and thrived in the midst of Central America’s difficult and violent history. Schreck’s Guatemala pictures will be shown with earlier photographic portraits inspired by the Biblical story of the first days of creation in Genesis.

 

Upcoming Exhibit

6th Annual 12 x 12 x 12 x 12

Student and Faculty Show

October 1st - October 26th
Reception on Thursday, September 4th from 4:30 - 6:30pm

The annual 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 show is a collection of student and faculty work limited to a twelve inch square or cubic format and made in response to a paricular theme. This show celebrates the variety of ways that artists approach the same concept and helps students to focus in on particular aesthetic elements by limiting the scope of the work. 

Gallery Information

The Walford Galleries are on the first floor of Adams Hall located near the center of campus east of the intersection of Washington Street and East Franklin Street and directly north of Blanchard Hall. Visitor parking is available along Washington Street and in the lot behind Edman Chapel. Please refer to the campus map here.

The Walford Galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Mission

The Walford Galleries support the educational mission of the Art Department and function as its primary exhibition site serving Wheaton College students. The Gallery exhibition program and related colloquia are academic in nature, and informed by the Christian liberal arts identity of the College. Exhibitions explore diverse aspects of contemporary art dialog and present artistic works that strive to celebrate and investigate: beauty, appropriate craftsmanship, the significance of artistic paradigms, the redemptive potential of visual images, the power of art to shape community, and individual creative expression.