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 | cbrown@sbc.edu    O | Fletcher Hall, Second Floor, 203

center for creativity news

Vixens win the first-ever NCEA Single Discipline National Championship

The Sweet Briar College Vixens continue to make history by riding to victory in the first-ever National Collegiate Equestrian Association Single Discipline National Championship in Waco, Tx., on Saturday. The members of Sweet Briar’s NCEA team are Katie Balding ’21, Kacie Freeburg ’23, Britt Larson-Jackson ’22, Emmy Longest ’24, Rachel Perry ’24 and Lily Peterson […]

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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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Check out these images of our students and faculty engaged in all kinds of creative endeavors!

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