Salina Art Center Welcomes Artist in Residence, Benjamin Todd Wills

Free Lunch & Learn July 18, 2018

Salina, Kan. (July 10, 2018) Salina Art Center welcomes Benjamin Todd Wills as Artist in Residence at the Art Center Warehouse July 16-21, 2018. Wills is currently Catron Visiting Professor of Art at Washburn University.

Wills will be the featured speaker for Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 12-1pm at the Art Center Warehouse, 149 S. 4th St. Wills will discuss the use of everyday materials in art. Guest are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. The event is free and open to everyone.  

Community members can work with Wills July 17-20 from 6-8pm at Salina Art Center to learn plastic welding and inflation methods to create inflatable masterpieces of all sizes using supplies that you can regularly find in your home. Participants will explore a range of inflatable sculptures, while looking at how they can be installed and experienced in the gallery and on the street. This workshop is for persons 16 and older and fewer than 10 spots remain. Registration is available through Salina Parks and Recreation; Salina Art Center members receive a $5 discount. The workshop for youth has been sold out.

“The Artist in Residence program creates opportunity for intentional and longer term engagement between artists and members of our community,” says Misty Serene, Director of Institutional Advancement at Salina Art Center. Multiple residencies are available throughout the year and those interested should contact Salina Art Center to learn more. Residencies vary in length of time, opportunities for visiting artists and community engagement.

The Artist in Residence program is funded by Salina Art Center patrons and members.