Meade receives Mississippi Arts Commission Grant | Schools
The following is a press release from William Carey University:
Myra Meade, adjunct instructor of art at William Carey University and landscape painter, has recently been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Mississippi Art Commission. This grant is a portion of the grants MAC awards each year to further educate and promote visual arts in the state.
“The Mississippi Art Commission is proud to support artists across the state,” said Malcolm White, executive director for MAC. “They are a key component of the creative economy across Mississippi. Their artistic gifts, as well as their participation in local activities, provide fertile ground for each community to grow its own unique story.”
Meade has been a painter in the Hattiesburg community for over 40 years. In addition to teaching at Carey, she has taught ceramics at Hattiesburg High School, and art classes at Oak Grove Elementary School and Jones County Junior College.
Growing up in Chattanooga, Tenn., Meade spent many years exploring the landscapes around her, and for over 50 years, has explored the metaphor of landscape painting. She has traveled extensively studying the masterworks of western artists, and she helped start an art program as a graduate student with the University of Georgia study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Meade’s paintings have been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally.
MAC is a state agency serving residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities, assist artists and art organizations, and promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. Established in 1968, MAC is funded by the Mississippi State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation, the Phil Hardin Foundation, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, and other private sources.