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Arts at Meredith

Our vibrant learning environment celebrates the arts. We welcome students from all majors who want to express their creativity, as well as those who will be the next generation of professional artists. From award-winning dance performances to thought-provoking exhibits to world-renowned visiting artists, Meredith College offers an array of cultural arts opportunities. We invite you to expand your horizons through your enjoyment of the arts.

The health, safety, and well-being of our community is always our top priority. Please check back here for information about upcoming performances and exhibits, and thank you for your interest.

(dis)ARRAY: Discovering Self within the Chaos of Art & Life

(dis)ARRAY: Discovering Self within the Chaos of Art & Life

Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Featuring emerging Senior artists:
Ana Ramirez, Brooke Benton, Caroline Haw, Rachel Blay, and Rachel Stewart

Virtual Opening Reception and Gallery Talk:
April 18th from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Zoom Link: https://meredith.zoom.us/j/94374827752

(dis)ARRAY: discovering self within the chaos of art & life showcases the work of 2021 graduating seniors Ana Ramirez, Brooke Benton, Caroline Haw, Rachel Blay and Rachel Stewart. The five emerging artists come together in a group exhibition that shares their unique story and voice, as well as their artistic growth throughout the years at Meredith College.

Including photomontage, digital art, fibers, painting, drawing and ceramic sculpture, the show explores an intriguing collection of perspectives and individualized ideas on universal and personal themes: identity, heritage, surrealism, faith and death. Find what resonates with you in the (dis)ARRAY of stories and look for the connections to the whole in the Weems gallery at Meredith college from April 5th to May 5th. A virtual artists’ talk and gallery reception will be held on Sunday April 18th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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The 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Running Dates: April 10-September 23, 2021

The 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features thirty-five artworks from twenty Meredith students, who are current majors and/or minors within the Art Department. Artworks range from ceramics, prints, painting, photography, graphic design, and fibers.

This year’s juror is Tamar Harris Warren, the Development and Operations Manager at CAM Raleigh and the Audio Description Coordinator at Arts Access, Inc. April 20th Zoom

Events:

  • Virtual Tour at 5pm (optional) -
  • Virtual Award Ceremony at 5:30pm

Zoom Registration Link:
*This exhibition include braille labels and reading materials for visitors with low-vision. For more information about accessibility or to inquire about other accommodations, please contact Molly Hull (hullmary@meredith.edu OR 919.760.8414)

Artist Credit (from Left to Right): Kristin Morin, "Floral Feelings", Kasey Vandenboom, "The Anatomy of a Woman", Anayeli Collaz Lopez, "Bouquet Series", 1 of 3.

Image descriptions (from Left to Right): Left Image: detail of silhouetted human, in the bottom left corner, outlined with white thread atop a dark, blue background. Shear, white clouds lay overtop the head along with a bouquet of flowers outlined in light blue. Other bouquets, outlined in green, yellow, and red, are connected to hands that appear to offer the flowers. Middle Image: white ceramic bust of a woman from the shoulders upward. The head is not facing forward, but is rather tilted to the right with the gaze downwards. Dairy pages with red lettering are attached to the surface along with red barbed wiring. Left Image: One photograph from a series of three. A yellow flower appears in the center with five petals; various green foliage and flowers fan out reaching all four corners of the image. Additional yellow flowers of different sizes lead to white leaves on the edges of the photograph. The black background offsets the colorful nature.

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(dis)ARRAY: Discovering Self within the Chaos of Art & Life

(dis)ARRAY: Discovering Self within the Chaos of Art & Life

Sun, Apr 18, 2021

Featuring emerging Senior artists:
Ana Ramirez, Brooke Benton, Caroline Haw, Rachel Blay, and Rachel Stewart

Virtual Opening Reception and Gallery Talk:
April 18th from 2:00 to 4:00pm

Zoom Link: https://meredith.zoom.us/j/94374827752

(dis)ARRAY: discovering self within the chaos of art & life showcases the work of 2021 graduating seniors Ana Ramirez, Brooke Benton, Caroline Haw, Rachel Blay and Rachel Stewart. The five emerging artists come together in a group exhibition that shares their unique story and voice, as well as their artistic growth throughout the years at Meredith College.

Including photomontage, digital art, fibers, painting, drawing and ceramic sculpture, the show explores an intriguing collection of perspectives and individualized ideas on universal and personal themes: identity, heritage, surrealism, faith and death. Find what resonates with you in the (dis)ARRAY of stories and look for the connections to the whole in the Weems gallery at Meredith college from April 5th to May 5th. A virtual artists’ talk and gallery reception will be held on Sunday April 18th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Learn More

The 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Running Dates: April 10-September 23, 2021

The 38th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition features thirty-five artworks from twenty Meredith students, who are current majors and/or minors within the Art Department. Artworks range from ceramics, prints, painting, photography, graphic design, and fibers.

This year’s juror is Tamar Harris Warren, the Development and Operations Manager at CAM Raleigh and the Audio Description Coordinator at Arts Access, Inc. April 20th Zoom

Events:

  • Virtual Tour at 5pm (optional) -
  • Virtual Award Ceremony at 5:30pm

Zoom Registration Link:
*This exhibition include braille labels and reading materials for visitors with low-vision. For more information about accessibility or to inquire about other accommodations, please contact Molly Hull (hullmary@meredith.edu OR 919.760.8414)

Artist Credit (from Left to Right): Kristin Morin, "Floral Feelings", Kasey Vandenboom, "The Anatomy of a Woman", Anayeli Collaz Lopez, "Bouquet Series", 1 of 3.

Image descriptions (from Left to Right): Left Image: detail of silhouetted human, in the bottom left corner, outlined with white thread atop a dark, blue background. Shear, white clouds lay overtop the head along with a bouquet of flowers outlined in light blue. Other bouquets, outlined in green, yellow, and red, are connected to hands that appear to offer the flowers. Middle Image: white ceramic bust of a woman from the shoulders upward. The head is not facing forward, but is rather tilted to the right with the gaze downwards. Dairy pages with red lettering are attached to the surface along with red barbed wiring. Left Image: One photograph from a series of three. A yellow flower appears in the center with five petals; various green foliage and flowers fan out reaching all four corners of the image. Additional yellow flowers of different sizes lead to white leaves on the edges of the photograph. The black background offsets the colorful nature.

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Academic Programs

Meredith's visual and performing arts students thrive in a stimulating, supportive environment that encourages their artistic and intellectual growth while preparing them for successful careers in their fields.


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Emerging Artist-in-Residence Program
For alumnae who seek to grow and strengthen their artistic practice in a supportive community. Learn more.

Arts Program News

Sisu, a stray dog in Duplin County

Art Professor’s Photo of Stray Dog Goes Viral, Brings Attention to Rural Shelter

Meredith College Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone played a role in a recent story that went viral on social media and was featured in numerous media outlets. Johnstone's photographs of "Sisu and the purple unicorn" were shared tens of thousands of times over Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her photos were also published by media outlets including People.com, NBC’s Today show, HuffPost, and local news stations. 

2021 Meredith College Art Department Faculty & Staff Exhibition

New Exhibition Features Work of Art Dept. Faculty and Staff

The Meredith College Art Department Faculty & Staff Exhibition features 15 individual artists who represent current and recent faculty and staff members as well as artists-in-residence at Meredith College.

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Music Professor Featured on South Korean Television

Professor of Music Kent Lyman was featured in a recent segment on South Korean television station called YTN. Lyman attracted the interest of the station during visits to South Korea and the piece, which was filmed before pandemic restrictions, covered some of the connections between North Carolina and Korea.

Our Venues
Carswell Concert Hall

Voice Concert and Carswell Hall

Carswell Concert Hall has two Steinway grand pianos and provides a more intimate space for recitals, concertos, and presentations.


Carswell Concert Hall

Voice Concert and Carswell Hall

Carswell Concert Hall has two Steinway grand pianos and provides a more intimate space for recitals, concertos, and presentations.

Courtyard

Courtyard Fountain in the Campus Quad

This area of Meredith’s beautiful campus serves as a backdrop for outdoor performances, particularly on Celebrating Student Achievement Day.


Courtyard

Courtyard Fountain in the Campus Quad

This area of Meredith’s beautiful campus serves as a backdrop for outdoor performances, particularly on Celebrating Student Achievement Day.

Johnson Hall Rotunda

Johnson Hall Rotunda

Johnson Hall Rotunda serves as one of two campus art galleries. The Rotunda includes display space on multiple floors and also offers an excellent reception venue for gallery openings.


Johnson Hall Rotunda

Johnson Hall Rotunda

Johnson Hall Rotunda serves as one of two campus art galleries. The Rotunda includes display space on multiple floors and also offers an excellent reception venue for gallery openings.

Jones Auditorium

Faculty Lecture in Jones Auditorium

Jones Auditorium has a proscenium theatre that seats 600 patrons. The auditorium hosts a broad range of events, including lectures as well as music, dance, and theater performances.


Jones Auditorium

Faculty Lecture in Jones Auditorium

Jones Auditorium has a proscenium theatre that seats 600 patrons. The auditorium hosts a broad range of events, including lectures as well as music, dance, and theater performances.

Jones Chapel

Jones Chapel

A 300-seat chapel with classic appeal, Jones Chapel hosts concerts, and lectures, and other types of performances.


Jones Chapel

Jones Chapel

A 300-seat chapel with classic appeal, Jones Chapel hosts concerts, and lectures, and other types of performances.

Kresge Auditorium

Kresge Auditorium

A 140-seat auditorium located in the Cate Student Center, Kresge Auditorium serves as a location for larger meetings, panels, and film screenings.


Kresge Auditorium

Kresge Auditorium

A 140-seat auditorium located in the Cate Student Center, Kresge Auditorium serves as a location for larger meetings, panels, and film screenings.

McIver Amphitheater

McIver Amphitheater - Seating, Roses and Bridge Visible

Surrounded by beautiful plantings and greenery, McIver Amphitheatre has hosted numerous speakers as well as outdoor drama performances and film screenings.


McIver Amphitheater

McIver Amphitheater - Seating, Roses and Bridge Visible

Surrounded by beautiful plantings and greenery, McIver Amphitheatre has hosted numerous speakers as well as outdoor drama performances and film screenings.

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre in Jones

A black box theatre located below Jones Auditorium, Studio Theatre can adapt to the demands of the production. This theatre is also used as a classroom.


Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre in Jones

A black box theatre located below Jones Auditorium, Studio Theatre can adapt to the demands of the production. This theatre is also used as a classroom.

Weems Art Gallery

Weems Gallery Exhibition

Meredith’s Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery showcases a wide variety of artists, media, and subject matter. New exhibitions are featured throughout the year.


Weems Art Gallery

Weems Gallery Exhibition

Meredith’s Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery showcases a wide variety of artists, media, and subject matter. New exhibitions are featured throughout the year.