Since its founding in 1987, the Frankie G. Weems Gallery, along with the Johnson Hall Rotunda Gallery, has hosted a multitude of exhibitions engaging the Meredith community and greater public. Rotating exhibitions, during the fall and spring semesters, feature a diverse set of artistic styles and media ranging from photography, clay, textiles, painting, video, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and installations. This list of media complements studio courses offered by Meredith’s art department. Coupled with themes related to other department courses, student clubs, and extracurricular activities offered throughout campus, each exhibition provides vast opportunities for learning. Both galleries serve as avenues for artists of all levels to showcase and expand their creative processes, while simultaneously generating necessary conversations and dialogues through lectures, workshops, and other related events.
Annually, Meredith Galleries presents the Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Johnson Hall Rotunda. Juried by an art professional from our local community, this exhibition showcases artwork created by students enrolled at the college. Cash prizes are awarded. The juried work remains on display from spring to early fall. Located on the second floor of the Johnson Hall Rotunda is a feature wall dedicated to the Emerging Artists-in-Residency program, which is reserved for Meredith alumnae.
The Meredith Galleries provide multiple ways for students to gain professional experience. In both the fall and spring semesters, the Weems Gallery transforms into a laboratory for Meredith seniors in ART 497, who apply their skills in exhibition design and gallery management to curate their own exhibition, which includes a gallery talk. As a lab, we have student interns who are learning about the gallery from the ground up.
Further programming is offered to professors interested in visiting the exhibition to complement their course outcomes. Education materials are available upon request for visitors of all ages.
Please send all exhibition proposals via email to the Gallery Director, Molly Hull, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your proposals should include the following information: (1) Artist Statement(s) (2) A short proposal that includes information about medium(s), subject(s), theme(s), or anything else that you deem relevant (3) An annotated image list.
For information about accessibility in both gallery spaces and to inquire about accommodations, please contact Molly Hull, email@example.com, 919-760-8414.
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– Meredith College Galleries enrich the academic, artistic, and intellectual lives of our students, campus community, and the community at large by providing exhibitions featuring regional to international artists as well as engaging programming.
– Exhibitions supported through the Frankie G. Weems Gallery, as well as the Johnson Hall Rotunda Gallery, provide an opportunity for communication, dialogue, and reflection that allows us to better understand ourselves and others through interaction with original creative works of art.