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New Meredith Exhibition Features Work by Artists Dedicated to Animals

Published Wed, October 23, 2019

Shelter dog photo on left, and abstract stardust photo on right



All Creatures Great and Small, a new art exhibition at Meredith College's Weems Gallery, features five female artists who are dedicated to animals and activism. The exhibition’s running dates are October 14- November 10, 2019.

While they each take a different approach (fine art, journalism, video installation, and commercial work), the heart of their work explores the lives, traumas, triumphs, and most of all, the individuality and importance of a few of the many nonhumans with whom we share the planet.

Artists include Lee Deigaard, Meredith College Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone, Jo-Anne McArthur, Traer Scott, and L.A. Watson.

Sheep herded into a truck Corn Snake on Black Background

NOTE: This exhibition contains content that some viewers may find disturbing and may require further discussion.

All Creatures Great and Small is supported by a Kenan Funds grant and Culture and Animals Foundation grant.

The exhibition has gotten coverage in national publications FeatureShoot.com and Lenscratch.com.

An Artist Panel Discussion will be held in Kresge Auditorium on October 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. followed by an Artist Reception in Gaddy-Hamrick Weems Gallery from 5:30-7 p.m.

The exhibition is part of Meredith’s School of Arts & Humanities common theme for 2019-20,  Activism: Then and Now. 

All events related to the exhibition are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and weekends 2-5 p.m. 

Learn more about the Weems Gallery at Meredith College


Melyssa Allen
News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330
allenme@meredith.edu

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