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Walford Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Time Within - Wenhua Shi

January 17th - February 16th 
Opening Reception and Artist Talk January 18th at 4:30pm
 

Wenhua Shi pursues a poetic approach to moving image making, and investigates conceptual depth in film, video, interactive installations and sound sculptures. His work has been presented at museums, galleries, and film festivals, including International Film Festival Rotterdam, European Media Art Festival, Athens Film and Video Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Pacific Film Archive, West Bund 2013: a Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary art, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism, and the Arsenale of Venice in Italy. He has received awards including the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Juror’s Awards from the Black Maria Film and Video Festival.

Image: stills from Senses of Time, 2017
 

Upcoming Exhibit

Nonword and Upward Juried Student Show

January 17th - February 16th 
Opening Reception and Artist Talk January 18th at 4:30pm
 

Nonword and Upward is the annual juried exhibition open to all current students. Submitted work is judged and curated by a professional artist who presents awards to four exceptional artists. Additionally, the President’s Art Commission selects three artworks to purchase for Wheaton College’s permanent art collection to be displayed throughout campus in the years to come. Nonword and Upward showcases the high-quality work that students are making in a variety of media and helps students to learn about some of the practical components of being a professional artist.

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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.