About
AIR

The Howard Hughes Corporation, in collaboration with the Howard County Arts Council, launched the inaugural Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence (MD AIR) program in 2018. Three selected artists spent 6 weeks creating work in a medium of their choosing. The studio space is nestled in Downtown Columbia’s Merriweather District with living accommodations within walking distance. 

We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019 MD AIR program. 

Application is now open!

2018 Air Alumni

Sophia Brous

www.sophiabrous.com

Sophia Brous is a cross-disciplinary artist and performance-maker based in New York and Melbourne, Australia. A musician, composer, vocalist, and musical director, alongside a curator and festival director, Brous creates new commissioned performance works collaborating with artists, companies, festivals and concert houses internationally. During her residency, Brous developed a site-specific commission for OPUS that explores spinning inertia and timeless recollection in collaboration with the Annapolis Chorale led by Music Director J. Ernest Green.

Hoesy Corona

www.hoesycorona.com

Hoesy Corona has shown compelling works and inventive sculptures fitted to the human body extensively at various institutional, private, public and underground venues including among others The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The Baltimore Museum of Art; The Walters Art Museum; The Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival. While in residency, Corona continued to develop his on-going series of climate ponchos, a wearable sculpture component, for his multi-media site-specific installation project “Climate Immigrants” that considers the impending plight of climate-induced migration worldwide and its effects on people of color.

Eric Dyer

www.ericdyer.com

Eric Dyer is an artist and educator who brings animation into the physical world. As an animator, music video director, and experimental filmmaker, he began exploring the zoetrope, an early animation apparatus, popular in the 19thcentury. The device consists of a slitted drum whose interior is lined with a sequence of images. By replacing the drum with the fast-shutter digital video camera, Dyer invented the process of making films from spinning sequential sculptures. While in residency, Dyer developed Flora, a motion-portrait of Eadweard Muybridge’s wife that premiered at the Atlas Obscura event Into the Veil, in Chicago, IL.