Center For
Creativity, Design and the arts
Visual Arts Studio
a deep foundation in the literary, visual and performing arts is a cornerstone of a rich and meaningful life.
Artistic expression is at the heart of human experience, and its voice is vital in every sector of society from medicine and science to government and commerce. Originality, invention, innovation and creative engagement is how human civilization corrects, advances and flourishes.
areas of focus

The Center for Creativity, Design and the Arts serves as the fulcrum for public discourse about art and creativity through forums, lectures, exhibitions, artists’ studio tours and colloquia open to the public. The Center leads curriculum innovation in the arts and creativity across the disciplines and supports the work of artists through fellowships and connections with students.

meet the director

Carrie Brown

Professor of English and Creative Writing
Director of the Center for Creativity, Design and the Arts
E |    O | Fletcher Hall, Second Floor, 203

center for creativity news

Orange Grove Dance presents outdoor performance: Still Standing

Orange Grove Dance, a dance, design and film company, will visit Sweet Briar for a unique outdoor performance Saturday, May 1 at 8 p.m. The dance takes place among an ever-expanding and contracting light garden, as performers move and refocus the lights on each other from distances far and near. The choreography will run the […]

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Babcock Season presents a conversation with composer Ellen Reid

The Babcock Season welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid, one of the most innovative artists of her generation. A composer and sound artist whose breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring, ensemble and choral writing, she was awarded the the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in music for her opera, p r i s m. […]

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‘The Sixth Extinction’ author Elizabeth Kolbert speaks at the 2021 Waxter Environmental Forum

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and The New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert will virtually join the Sweet Briar community on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. for a special presentation and Q&A session around her book “The Sixth Extinction,” which is the College’s 2020-2021 Common Read selection. Register here to join this free, public event. Elizabeth joins […]

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An evening with The New Yorker staff writer Doreen St. Félix

Doreen St. Félix, staff writer at The New Yorker magazine virtually visited Sweet Briar College on Wednesday, Oct. 28, to share her experience as a writer and journalist. Doreen’s presentation is held in conjunction with the College’s reading and writing course for first-year students, The Mindful Writer, which is inspired by The New Yorker magazine. […]

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