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Weems Art Gallery

Meredith College’s art galleries present exhibitions with a rich diversity of visual, cultural, aesthetic and topical focuses to the college community as well as the broader Triangle area. Visually inspiring and intellectually engaging shows in the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery and the Rotunda Art Gallery explore concepts such as language as art, women in prison, artists’ inspirations, use of sustainable resources, the creative process, and Afro-Atlantic costumes and masking. Photography, clay, textiles, painting, video, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and installations are some of the expressive media and conceptual approaches that can be seen in both venues. Class, campus and public programs are offered to enrich exhibitions’ visual content.

Students also gain valuable professional experience through participating in the annual juried student art show, showing their work in a culminating senior art exhibition, curating shows, and working as a gallery assistant.

Current Exhibition

Together We Are Having a Good Day (Exhibition PDF cover)

Together We Are Having a Good Day

Together-We Are Having a Good Day features the mother and son duo, Yuko Taylor and King Godwin, whose bond influences one another’s own personal expression within their bodies of work. While the Covid-19-quarantine world diminished the community that supported them, King helped Yuko realize the only thing of importance was how to live their day-to-day lives—through painting. Through this revelation, they recognized there was no loss. 

Explore the exhibition virtually


Recent Event Recordings

Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk: Together We Are Having a Good Day

Together-We Are Having a Good Day features the mother and son duo, Yuko Taylor and King Godwin, whose bond influences one another’s own personal expression within their bodies of work.

Watch Zoom Recording

Mercer-Kesler Zoom Lecture

Fall 2020 Mercer-Kesler Lecture Series: Visions, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening

Fall 2020 Mercer-Kesler Lecture by Alyssa Hinton, held September 24th, entitled: "Visions, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening." 

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BOUNDLESS - UNEARTHED: Joint Exhibition featuring Senior, Shila Alexander, and the Spring 2020 Resident Artists

BOUNDLESS - UNEARTHED: Joint Exhibition featuring Senior, Shila Alexander, and the Spring 2020 Resident Artists

A Senior Exhibition featuring Shila Alexander and Residence Artist Exhibition featuring Lydia Brown, Kate Loughlin, Victoria Mulchany, and Taylor McGee.

Watch Zoom Recording


Exhibitions

BOUNDLESS - UNEARTHED: Joint Exhibition featuring Senior, Shila Alexander, and the Spring 2020 Resident Artists - Image 1

BOUNDLESS - UNEARTHED: Joint Exhibition featuring Senior, Shila Alexander, and the Spring 2020 Resident Artists - Image 2

DATES:
Nov 16 - Dec 6

BOUNDLESS - UNEARTHED: Joint Exhibition featuring Senior, Shila Alexander, and the Spring 2020 Resident Artists

BOUNDLESS - UNEARTHED: Joint Exhibition featuring Senior, Shila Alexander, and the Spring 2020 Resident Artists

Mon, Nov 16, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm
Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center - Frankie G. Weems Gallery

BOUNDLESS - A Senior Exhibition featuring Shila Alexander

UNEARTHED - Residence Artist Exhibition featuring Lydia Brown, Kate Loughlin, Victoria Mulchany, and Taylor McGee

November 19th Events: 

Virtual Gallery Talk from 5:30-6:30pm

Register for the Zoom Webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Boundless + Unearthed // Schedule a Visit

SHOWS:
Nov 16 - Dec 6
9:00am - 5:00pm


Together-We are Having a Good Day  - Image 1

DATES:
Oct 7 - Nov 11

Together-We are Having a Good Day

Together-We are Having a Good Day

Wed, Oct 7, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm
Johnson Hall Rotunda

October 29th Events:

Zoom Webinar from 3:30-4:30pm. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registration only, artist reception in Johnson Hall Rotunda from 4:30-6:30pm.

SHOWS:
Oct 7 - Nov 11
9:00am - 5:00pm


Visions, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening Lecture and Artist Reception - Image 1

Visions, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening Lecture and Artist Reception - Image 2

Visions, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening Lecture and Artist Reception

Visions, Prophecy & Native American Cultural Reawakening Lecture and Artist Reception

Thu, Sep 24, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mercer-Kesler Zoom Webinar followed by an Artist Reception in Gaddy Hamrick Weems Gallery 5:30-7:00pm

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.

Zoom registration

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!


DATES:
Sep 8 - Oct 19

Alyssa Hinton: Spiritual Awakening-Native Roots & Culture Exhibition

Alyssa Hinton: Spiritual Awakening-Native Roots & Culture Exhibition

Tue, Sep 8, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm
Gaddy-Hamrick Weems Gallery

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. 

Please follow the link to register for the in-person, registration only Artist Reception on September 24 5:30-7:00pm: 

SHOWS:
Sep 8 - Oct 19
9:00am - 5:00pm


Activism: Feminism and Art- Panel Discussion and Artist Reception

Activism: Feminism and Art- Panel Discussion and Artist Reception

Thu, Feb 6, 2020
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel Discussion Cate Center Kresge Auditorium 4:30-5:30 followed by Artist Reception Gaddy-Hamrick Weems Gallery 5:30-7

A Panel Discussion and Artist Reception on Feminism and Art in conjunction with the Flora [Fem] Fauna Exhibition. A self-curated and self-directed exhibition by Jenny Eggleston, Kiki Farish, Holly Fischer, and Stacy Bloom Rexrode.


Flora Fem Fauna Exhibition - Image 1

DATES:
Jan 30 - Feb 25

Flora Fem Fauna Exhibition

Flora Fem Fauna Exhibition

Thu, Jan 30, 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm

This body of work demonstrates the development of a feminine collective consciousness with a singular goal, the determination to overcome destructive patterns of our society by raising awareness and starting conversations through art activism.

SHOWS:
Jan 30 - Feb 25
9:00am - 5:00pm



Contact Information

Mary Hull
Gallery Director
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Frankie G. Weems Gallery
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat and Sun, 2–5 p.m.
*Closed on College holidays

Rotunda Gallery
Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sat and Sun, 2–5 p.m.
*Closed on College holidays

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