A really good outlet: Morrison Art Studio

Morrison Art Studio, a groundbreaking space located on the bottom floor of Morrison Residence Hall, provides students and all members of the campus community an opportunity to unleash their inner artist. The first of its kind, the Morrison Art Studio was created in 2018 in partnership with Carolina Housing, the Department of Art and Art History, and Arts Everywhere. Together with our partners, we envisioned a space where, at students’ doorsteps, creative potential can be unleashed.

Read the Q&A and watch the video below to learn why Morrison Art Studio is one of Hannah’s (UNC ’25) favorite places to be on campus!

Hannah M. stands in the Morrison Art Studio with three of her painted works
Hannah at Morrison Art Studio (photo by Haley Houser, Carolina Housing)

Q: In a few words, please tell us why you love coming to the Studio!

A: The studio is like an escape from the stress and hectic nature of classes and studying, and especially during peak midterm season it is the perfect stress relief. I also just love being creative!

Q: Are you working on any particular projects in the Studio?

A: I just finished up painting some new canvases to hang on the walls in my dorm, but previously I have also created a piece for one of my unit projects in ENGL 105 last semester!

Q: Has your interaction with the programs and resources sponsored by the Morrison Art Studio helped you be successful at Carolina this year? If yes, in what ways?

A: Yes, absolutely! Other than having the opportunity to use these resources for class projects, it has also provided a positive creative outlet for me which has always helped me to thrive!