Learn more about events including the holiday art sale, a reading by author Nancy Peacock, performances and more.
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
November 6-9, 7:30 p.m., November 9 at 2 p.m., November 10, 3 p.m.
The lives of two doctors, a housewife, a comedian from Brazil, and a breast cancer patient converge, get messy, and astonish them all. Sarah Ruhl’s extraordinary play is theatrical, wildly funny, and imbued with a philosophy: “the messes and disappointments of life are as much a part of its beauty as romantic love and chocolate ice cream.” (New York Times)
Meredith faculty, staff and students are admitted free of charge with a CamCard. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Call (919) 760-2840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
Holiday Art Sale
November 7 and 8, 2-7 p.m.,
Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery
Art department students and faculty offer ceramics, photography, notecards, t-shirts, scarves, drawings, paintings, ornaments and more, all reasonably priced for unique holiday giving.
November 8 and 15, 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Chapel Meditation Room
Chaplain Stacy Pardue is sponsoring two meditation sessions for faculty and staff. November 8 will be a Christian Communion Devotion and November 15 will be a Buddhist Meditation, led by a Buddhist nun from the Kadampa Center.
Reading by Nancy Peacock
Tuesday, November 12, 7 p.m.
North Carolina author Nancy Peacock read from her work during this event, sponsored by Meredith's Department of English. Peacock is the author of A Broom of One's Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning, and Life. Part writing guide and part memoir, A Broom of One's Own is a collection of personal essays recounting Peacock’s transformation from maid to writer and teacher. Her novels include Life Without Water, chosen as a New York Times Editor's Choice Book, Home Across the Road, and most recently, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson.
W. Barnes Tatum
“Son of Man”: in the Gospels, in History, and in Film
Mary Frances Preston Lecture in Biblical Studies
November 14, 5:30 p.m.
Theologian W. Barnes Tatum will present the Mary Frances Preston Lecture in Biblical Studies at Meredith College on November 14, 2013, 5:30 p.m. in Jones Chapel. The lecture topic is Jesus as “Son of Man”: in the Gospels, in History, and in Film.
This lecture focuses on the gospel-based phrase “son of man” which has often puzzled historical scholars, and which has been chosen as the title for the recent Jesus movie, Son of Man (2006). Produced in South Africa and directed by Mark Dornford-May, this film imaginatively retells the Jesus story as though that story were occurring in Africa late in the twentieth century.
Film Showing and Discussion: In addition to the lecture, Meredith will host a showing of the film, Son of Man on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m., with a discussion following at 3:30 p.m. in Jones Chapel.
The reflection/discussion will be led by Tatum and Meredith Professor of Religious & Ethical Studies Margarita Suárez.
Deconstructed Forms: Collaborative Drawings by Drawing II Students
Through November 17, (Reception November 14, 4-6 p.m.)
Cameron Johnson's and Carrie Alter's Drawing II classes traded figure drawings and worked on the drawing of someone in the other class and then returned it to the original artist to finish. This exhibition shows the unexpected and exciting developments of two artists responding to each other's work using a mix of collage, charcoal, colored pastels and paint.
Senior Art Exhibition
November 17-December 4, (Reception November 17, 2-4 p.m.)
Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery
Graduating senior art students at Meredith College each assemble a body of work demonstrating the culmination of their studies. The exhibit features a variety of media: sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, fibers, digital photography and graphic design.
Meredith Dance in Concert
November 22-24, Jones Auditorium
Meredith Dance Theatre (MDT) and the Meredith Jazz and Tap Company (MJTCo) will perform together November 22-24. Each company will present works by faculty, alumnae and students.
MDT will perform Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. MJTCo will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Sunday evening's 7:30 p.m. concert will be a gala featuring adjudicated dances from both groups. Admission is free for Meredith faculty, staff and students. Public tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students and seniors.
Meredith College offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29.
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