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Meredith’s 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition On View Through September 12

Meredith College’s 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition runs through September 12 in Johnson Hall Rotunda Gallery. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 5-7 p.m.

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition gives Meredith College students an incredible opportunity to experience having their art professionally juried and offers recognition along with cash prizes. A diverse range of art from graphic design, fibers, photography, print, ceramic, sculpture, painting, drawing, and more is on view. 

Located within the Johnson Hall Rotunda, artists will have their work on display for the campus community and beyond. This year, the juror is Patrizia Ferreira, a local textile artist, and NC Regional Emerging Artist in Residence at Artspace in Raleigh. 

Juror’s Statement: “The 41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Meredith College showcases the talent and multifaceted perspectives of young women pursuing an art degree in Raleigh, North Carolina. The selected pieces exhibit impeccable craftsmanship across a wide variety of media, from ceramics and textiles to graphite and charcoal drawings, oil and acrylic paintings, photography, and printing.

Throughout the selection process, I became aware of a desire expressed by many artists to create evocative, whimsical, and even nostalgic representations. There are also pieces that evoke deep, strong, universal feelings, calling the viewer to ponder and question further. Elements of the surreal abound throughout, inviting the viewer to get closer so as not to be deceived. While many of the pieces may appear playful and frivolous, this is, in part, deceptive. An invitation lies on the surface, begging the viewer to dig deeper. In many pieces, the viewer finds themself transported to an otherworldly domain, filled with hope and optimism, while in others, they feel harrowing anguish and anger confronting them with the values of the society we live in. 

The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at Meredith College 2024 is a unique opportunity to witness the diversity of women’s voices, creating and making art in the community. Whether you are transported to otherworldly domains or confronted with difficult topics, the pieces included in this show will not leave you indifferent.”

For more information, please contact Meredith Art Gallery Director, Todd Jones.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu
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