The Meredith Hues Iris Alumnae Art Exhibition is now on view in the Weems Gallery through Sunday, March 11, 2018. The theme of this exhibition is the Meredith Hues iris as an iconic symbol of Meredith and as a perennial flower, continual, lifelong and abiding.
An exhibition reception will be held on Tuesday February 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event will feature artist introductions and a brief gallery talk at 6:15 p.m. (For Meredith students, the exhibition reception counts as an academic/cultural event in General Education).
Exhibiting artists spanning the past four decades have taken creative liberties with the form, symbolism, and conceptual narrative of the iris as it relates to their own work and media of choice.
The iris is mentioned as the Meredith College flower as early as 1904 and the Meredith Hues iris was recognized as the official flower of the college in 1997. In 1968, Meredith College alumna Loleta Kenan Powell, class of 1941, developed and registered an iris hybrid she named Meredith Hues.
The Meredith Hues Iris Alumnae Art Exhibition is free and open to the public. The Weems Gallery is located in the Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center. Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekends 2-5 p.m. (closed on College holidays).