As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East

July 19 - September 28, 2019

Carolyn DeMeritt is an established, self-taught photographer who has shown extensively across the United States. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, DeMeritt’s work focuses on personal connections and an intimacy with her subjects. WMA will exhibit As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East, her series of photographs of Native American culture, including portraits from 33 Native American communities from Maine to Florida and the Great Lakes to Louisiana. A collaboration with writer Frye Gaillard in the 1990s, the series documents the conditions of Native American communities and tribes at the end of the 20th century and serves to honor tribal members and their tribal identities.


Featured Above: Carolyn DeMeritt, "Anna Brown Banham, Catawba Nation, SC," 1996, Photography

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Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

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Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.

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