LINDSBORG — McPherson Arts Alliance Artists, previously known as the VAAM Gallery Artists, will be returning for their 17th annual residency July 21 through 27 at the Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg.

The artists will work simultaneously in a variety of mediums in the Red Barn Studio. Each one of the artists brings unique interests and styles. The members who plan to participate at the Red Barn Studio are: Jill Brax, McPherson (mixed mediums), Meredith Radke Gannon, Wichita (mixed mediums), Elizabeth Liljegren, McPherson (watercolor/gouache), Betty Jo Houchen, McPherson (terra cotta clay), Wayne Conyers, McPherson (watercolorist), and Chris Herschberger, Windom (bronze).

Gannon is staying at the artists’ residence during this time and will explore some of her smaller sculptures and drawings, creating them with different mediums and on a larger scale. She has been working on her fifth sculpture of 10-foot Keeper Sculptures seen around Wichita in the last 5 months. More information and her online portfolio can be viewed at