Assistant Professor of Art, Stephen Berens, has been invited to be a resident at the Nida Art Colony in Nida, Lithuania for the month of July. While there Professor Berens is producing a site-specific photographic installation, which will open to the public in late July.

The Nida Art Colony is part of the Vilnius Academy of Art, the leading art school in Lithuania. This international artist-in residence program invites five artists to spend one to two months at the Colony during the summer months. This July, in addition to Professor Berens, there are artists from Italy, Germany and Lithuania.

PICTURED: Professor Berens discusses the project with a representative from the Norwegian Embassy.

The Colony also produces a series of summer programs for graduate and undergraduate students from the Baltic region along with organizing international symposia. The symposium during July is entitled “On Visual Thinking & On Writing as Artistic Research” and includes participants from Finland, Germany, Ireland, England and Italy.