WABASH - The Wabash International Artist Residency will feature two Hoosier artists in an exhibition from August through October at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. An opening reception showcasing still life ink drawings by Mary Ann Lawson and surrealistic oil paintings by Tom Colcord will take place August 11.

Colcord is an artist and educator born in Indianapolis and residing in San Francisco. Colcord received the People's Choice Awards at Clyde and Co Art Showcase in San Francisco, San Francisco Art Institute's Graduate Fellowship and the Klein Merit Award by the National Society of Arts and Letters  Visual Arts Competition at Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington. 

Lawson's art explores the ideas of season, psychology, form and tradition in classical still life drawings. 

The WIAR artists stayed at the Enoch Rinehart historic home in Delphi for two months creating bodies of work for the Honeywell show.

Ian Stallings, the grassroots art program's founder, says this exiniton is the first of many. Stallings says two artists will be chosen to live in the home for two months and create art for area exhibitions six times a year. 

The art will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting WIAR and the Honeywell Foundation. One piece from each collection will be on permanent display in in Wabash, according to Stallings.