The Armory Art Center’s Artists-in-Residence exhibit opens by featuring stunning artworks by four emerging artists. The exhibit is free and open to the public from February 9 through March 3, 2023. The Artists-in-Residence exhibition will display works in varying mediums created by this year’s program participants. The program attracts a diverse group of artists with varied disciplines with at least a BFA and experience teaching in a studio environment.

This year’s artists are Tony Baker, a sculptor from New York; Maria Camera-Smith, a jewelry artist from Ohio; Hannah Scrima, a ceramicist from Pennsylvania; and John Lark, a painting, drawing, and 2D media artist from New York.

“These four artists were able to grow their unique skills and talents at the Armory Art Center,” said John Suau, CEO. “ In addition to teaching courses and assisting in this season’s exhibitions, residents make use of individual studio spaces to develop new works during the program. Consequently, each artist brought creativity, dedication, and a fresh perspective to our campus. We are honored to celebrate their hard work with this fantastic exhibition.”

The artists also refined their skills by teaching special workshops and eight-week courses. Additionally, our artists-in-residence receive a monthly stipend for teaching and extracurricular events in the community.

The Artists-in-Residence exhibit opens with a public  complimentary opening reception ($5 suggested donation) for the show on Thursday, February 9, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The Armory Art Center will display the artwork in Montgomery Hall, Greenfield Gallery, and East Gallery.

The 2022-2023 Artist-in-Residence program is sponsored by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.