Walford Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

How the Light Gets In - Cherith Lundin

January 8 - February 9 

Reception on Friday, January 12 at 4:30pm

Cherith Lundin’s drawings and paintings are inspired by a deep interest in the poetics of space, the metaphoric potential of the window, and the fleeting and temporal nature of light and color. Through repetition and attentiveness to that which seems familiar, her work subtly shifts its focus from that which is viewed to the activity and experience of viewing. Her luminous and careful observations serve as a conceptual investigation of the nature of perception, the passage of time, and the effect of point of view.

 

Upcoming Exhibit

Nonword and Upward - Annual Juried Student Exhibition

February 12th - March 9th 

Reception on Thursday, February 15th at 4:30pm

Nonword and Upward is juried exhibition open to all students. Judged by a professional guest artist, the students will be award monetary prizes with the possibility of having their work purchased by the college and added to Wheaton's permanent art collection. The show provides an opportunity to celebrate the excellent work that our creative students have been producing during their time at Wheaton in a variety of media. Artwork with an application slip must be brought to the Walford Galleries on Friday the 9th of February by 4:30pm. For more information and application slips stop by the art offices in Adams Hall. 

 

Gallery Information

The Walford Galleries are on the first floor of Adams Hall located near the center of campus east of the interesection 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.