Gebbie Hall and Keefe Hall courtyard
Located in front of Gebbie Hall and Keefe Hall is a lovely landscaped pathway that is accented by a rainbow of color, courtesy of a public sculpture. “Beyond the Rain” was created by Maia Hay ’20 during the 2017–18 academic year as an assignment in her “Public Art” course. It was temporarily installed near Gebbie and Keefe while awaiting its originally intended location in the Franklin, Mass., sculpture park. The wait allowed the Wheaton community to enjoy and grow fond of the colorful piece.
After the sculpture was relocated, it was dearly missed. So, after returning from studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in the parliamentary program, Hay went to work rebuilding it on campus. She got a lot of help from her art professor, Kelly Goff, and his wife, Tracy; classmates (Taylor Bisson ’19, Gaby Baumgart ’20, Anesu Makufa ’20 and Kaitlyn Megathlin ’20) and friends. The Wheaton grounds staff also helped shore up the sculpture and landscape around it.