Miller Art Gallery
Named after former theater/speech instructor and arts advocate Ronald R. Miller (Ronnie to his friends), the MCC Miller Art Gallery is one of the life forces of Meridian Community College and surrounding communities. Since opening its doors in 2004 with its inaugural exhibit of paintings/pastels by Alex Loeb (local artist and former MJC instructor), The Miller Art Gallery has had more than 67 art exhibits ranging from the abstract to the realistic. This gallery serves the student body of MCC and its Art programs in studio art and lecture by providing quality, insightful and educational art exhibits on a yearly basis beginning in late August through the first part of May.
The Miller Art Gallery has moveable walls, higher ceilings and a wider range of display opportunities for various types of art. Typically, 5 to 6 art exhibits are held annually in the art gallery. The mission of the gallery is to showcase artwork by current and trending artists of professional status, former MCC art students that have become professional and/or experts in various techniques and producing artwork on a regular basis as well as to promote educational opportunities for its students and community. The gallery also serves to educate its audience with artists and their work that continually pushes the boundaries of Art.
The Miller Gallery has exhibited the work of numerous College Art Professors/Educators from various Mississippi Colleges and Universities, as well as those from Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana and others. We also like to showcase our own Art Instructors and artists from the local community from time to time and have also exhibited the works by local High School Art Instructors and their students. The highlight of the Miller Art Gallery exhibition season is the Annual Fine Arts Student Competition held in April- May. This exhibit allows our fine art majors the ability to get first- hand experience of how to prepare for a professional art competition and to learn about the competitive spirit with the art field.