Alyssa Hinton: Spiritual Awakening-Native Roots & Culture Exhibition

Calendar   Meredith
Location Gaddy-Hamrick Weems Gallery
Image alyssa-hinton-spiritual-awakening-native-roots-culture-exhibition
Date Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Duration   8 hours

Exhibition Running Dates: September 8-October 19, 2020

Alyssa Hinton is Meredith’s Mercer-Kesler lecturer and visiting artist this year. This lecture series invites scholars in the areas of visual arts, architecture, and religion to speak at Meredith on their fields

Using vibrant colors that awaken the soul, mixed media artist, Alyssa Hinton, illustrates a theme of cultural regeneration through her unique southeastern Native American imagery. Her work is a provocative portrayal of the folklore and history surrounding her roots, utilizing tradition and vision with a contemporary edge. 

Her recent themes reflect an attempt to untangle a complicated web of events pertaining to the displacement of her Tuscarora (Eastern North Carolina) and Osage (Missouri/Kansas) ancestors. Alyssa’s narrative earth conscious works speak to the preservation of both the ecology and indigenous spiritual traditions. They bring to light aspects of a distinct by under-represented southeastern Native experience, one whose basic world view is rooted in ancient Mississippian mound culture. On a more personal note, by uncovering what has been denied or seemingly lost, the work also chronicles the artist’s “inner restoration”. 

SEPTEMBER 24 EVENTS: Mercer-Kesler lecture zoom webinar on September 24th 4:30-5:30pm followed by an in-person, registration only Artist Reception in Gaddy Hamrick Weems Gallery 5:30-7:00pm. Due to Covid-19, registration is required to attend all events held on Meredith College's campus.

All admittance to campus is regulated by campus security at the main entrance. Event attendees and exhibition visitors will need to complete a self-assessment health form, provided through the Campus Clear App ( Please complete this form and be prepared to show your results to campus security. If you are unable to complete this form, admittance will not be granted. On campus, a mask must be worn at all times and social distance guidelines must be followed.

Please follow the link to register for the Artist Reception on September 24 5:30-7:00pm:

Zoom registration link:

Please register before September 24th at 4:30. Upon approval, you will recieve a code and password, which you will use as credentials to log into the Zoom Webinar. We look forward to Zooming with you!


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