The Howard Hughes Corporation, in collaboration with the Howard County Arts Council, has launched the Merriweather District Artist-in-Residence (MD AIR) program. Three selected artists spent up to two months in the Summer of 2018 creating work in a medium of their choosing. The studio space is nestled within the Two Merriweather office building, with residential accommodations within walking distance. 

Meet the artists

Sophia Brous


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. Brous is an ongoing resident artist at New York performing arts institution National Sawdust, and past resident artist at The Watermill Center and Red Bull Studios New York. 

Hoesy Corona


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. Currently, he is evolving his vibrant multimedia installatio, which includes wearable sculptures, light, sound, and performance that is influenced by the experience of immigrating to the United States.

Eric Dyer


Eric Dyer is an artist and educator who brings animation into the physical world. As an animator, music video director, and experimental filmmaker, he spent years working at a computer and longed to “get (his) hands back on the work”. 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 and viewers peers through the apertures in the spinning drum and the forms appear to move. By replacing the drum with a fast-shutter digital video camera, Dyer invented the process of making films from spinning sequential sculptures.