Meet Regan Weber

As the temperature rises and the days get longer, the Harrison Center for the Arts welcomes a new set of interns, each of them given the opportunity to express their ideas in a specific area that catches their eye. Throughout the summer, we will be introducing each intern through these very blog posts. While we get to know who the are, we will also learn what brought them to the Harrison Center.In today’s post, we are highlighting Regan Weber, a graduate of Valparaiso University who will use her artistic talents to bring communities together.

Regan Weber is a recent graduate of Valparaiso University (Class of 2017) and will be attending the University of Edinburgh for a master’s degree in Architectural Conservation. Regan’s Harrison Center internship is centered around creative placemaking for Maple Crossing, the name for the intersection of 38th Street and Illinois Street. Using her bachelor degree in Studio Arts, Regan will use her expertise to help plan and create community events along with art pieces to bring the four neighborhoods connected by Maple Crossing together. Through the span of her summer internship, Regan hopes to “bring communities together” and utilize existing spaces in the neighborhood to improve the area.

Thanks to the CAPS Program at Valparaiso University, Regan was given the opportunity to be placed at the Harrison Center to gain valuable skills in all areas. Currently, Regan enjoys being surrounded by creativity and the artists that inhabit the Harrison Center studios.

A Valparaiso, IN native, Regan spends her time painting, drawing, print making, creating sculpture work, and architecture-based art pieces. Her favorite music includes selections from the Lumineers, Bon Iver, Glenn Hansard, and her “guilty pleasure,” Ed Sheeran. Regan also enjoys spending her time watching Foil Wars, Game of Thrones, and Sherlock.  She also has a dog named Finnigan, who takes up much of her free time in the best way possible.

Bonus Questions:

            1) Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized elephants or one elephant-sized duck? Why?

                        “100 duck-sized elephants. I would befriend them in the form of fighting because they’re adorable.”

            2) What’s your favorite and least favorite food?

                        “ Peanut butter, what I love the most about peanut butter is that it goes on every fruit and it’s just a beautiful snack…”

                        “My least favorite is mayonnaise. These aren’t really foods but actually condiments…”