This last week, we had the incredible opportunity to attend and cover a Preview Night for the Second Annual Merriweather District Artist-In-Residence Exhibition (MD AIR). This exhibition was created in collaboration between the Howard Hughes Corporation and the Howard County Arts Council.
The MD AIR program provided three artists the opportunity to spend six weeks in Downtown Columbia working within multiple mediums to convey their work/message and disrupt the current art landscape. More information on the program can be found here, but we wanted to give you all a little information about each of the artists and their work!
Sarah Stefana Smith
Sarah is a Columbia, Maryland native, D.C. based artist-scholar, and post-doctoral fellow at American University. Sarah works in mediums covering photography, installation and sculpture.
Sarah’s residency was used to develop her series A/Mends, where she used various barrier materials. During this she explores the relationship between infrastructure and barriers in her practice. This is also exploring the historical and contemporary examples of repair and disrepair.
We feel extremely lucky to have been able to chat with these amazing artists, and learn more about their process. Be sure to check out the MD AIR’s website and their personal pages to learn more yourself. Check out our recap video of some of the event below!