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Cynthia Weitzel is making plans for the arrival of five artists from the deaf community for a June residency at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minn. Shown here at the center April 8, 2014, she is also immersed in creating a wall mural for the Metro Deaf School in St. Paul that illustrates how educational “ingredients” go through a Willie Wonka-inspired machine to reach children. (Forum News Service photo by Ruth Nerhaugen)

Residency program for deaf artists a dream realized

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RED WING, Minn. -- Artists from the deaf community will travel from across the country to Red Wing’s Anderson Center in June to participate in the first ever Deaf Artists Residency Program.


“This is something that deaf artists have dreamed about and talked about for a long time,” said Cynthia Weitzel, a year-round studio artist at the Anderson Center at Tower View who also is deaf.

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