The Center for the Arts & Design

Save the date for the second Colossal Prints event

Jan 17, 2020

What: The Colossal Prints event When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020 Where: Golden Tiger Way After an enormous success in its first year, the second Colossal Prints event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Brenau University. Hosted by the Center for the Arts & […]

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Call for Submissions: Spring 2020 Fashion Show

Oct 11, 2019

The Brenau University Center for the Arts & Design is looking for members of the community who are designers/sewers and who would be interested in submitting work for our annual fashion show.  The theme for this year’s show is Sustainability. Priority will be given to work that links to the theme. As part of the […]

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Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For

Oct 08, 2019

Written by Kristen Bowman Join the Center for the Arts & Design as they answer two questions: Who did it, and, more importantly, what were they wearing?  From Oct. 3 through Nov. 21, Presidents Gallery will feature “Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For,” exhibiting fashion from Brenau’s Historic Clothing Collection inspired by classic fictional […]

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Producing the Perfect Fit for Female Firefighters

Oct 08, 2019

Written by Alison Reeger-Cook According to the National Fire Protection Association, about 78,000 of the 1.1 million firefighters in the U.S. are women. Despite initiatives to include more women in this field, female firefighters often have to use personal protective equipment (PPE) that is manufactured for men, resulting in ill-fitting protective wear the inhibits their […]

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Artist Carmelo Blandino on “Ethos”

Oct 08, 2019

In this video, artist Carmelo Blandino discusses his latest body of work, “Ethos,” on view in Brenau’s Sellars Gallery through Nov. 21. These works present simplified narratives involving flora and fauna while questioning the origins of man and our own understanding of reality. Blandino visited the historic Gainesville campus at the opening reception on Thursday, […]

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Permanent Collection Highlight: “Broome Street at Night” by Helen Frankenthaler

Oct 08, 2019

Written by Allison Lauricella This etching, Broome Street at Night, was created by American artist Helen Frankenthaler in 1987. Frankenthaler was a second-generation abstract expressionist and was heavily influenced by the works of Clement Greenberg, Hans Hoffmann and Jackson Pollack. Born in 1928 in Manhattan, New York, Frankenthaler was raised in a progressive Jewish family […]

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Graham Arader Arts and Sciences Collaborative Opening

Oct 04, 2019

Written by Nichole Rawlings The Arader Art Fund at Brenau University, established through Graham Arader, is a growing initiative to support the acquisition of natural history artwork and its integration into the    curriculum.  Since its development in late 2018 the Fund has helped to bring over 350 works to campus. The works include original […]

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Senior Capstone Project by Samantha Corey

Jun 19, 2019

Related to the Brenau Collaborative story, the this video features an animation by studio art major Samantha Corey. This was her Senior Capstone Project and was animated using a software program called ToonBoom. The photo on the left is Samantha with a doll made from her character design and the image on the right is […]

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Brenau University Collections: Audubon’s Birds of America

Jun 13, 2019

Written by Benjamin Barton Among the treasures housed in the Trustee Library, a particular favorite of the Brenau community is a rare collection of John James Audubon’s Birds of America. The complete four-volume set of Audubon prints published by Abbeville Press was given to Brenau in 1993 by Dr. J. Delano and Caroline Mixon of […]

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A Note from the Director: Sock Monkeys

Jun 13, 2019

Written by Claudia Wilburn In our ongoing effort to reach out beyond campus, the Center for Arts & Design (CAD) is holding events that are open to not only the students, faculty and staff of Brenau University, but also to all of the surrounding community. Our current focus on this goal involves holding more workshops […]

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The 2019 Brenau Collaborative

Jun 13, 2019

Written by Nichole Rawlings & Allison Lauricella Every spring, Brenau Galleries hosts the Brenau Collaborative, a dual exhibition comprised of the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and the Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibition. The two exhibitions offer Brenau students a special opportunity to showcase their talent in a gallery setting. The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition is open to […]

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Brenau students paint rain barrels for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper fundraiser

Jun 13, 2019

Written by Michael Lowe Students from Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design (CAD) recently painted rain barrels that were sold at silent auction during Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival held Saturday, May 11, at the Brenau Downtown Center. Members of Kappa Pi art honor society, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and Anime […]

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Foundations: 2D & 3D in China

Jun 13, 2019

Written by Polly Evans-Thomas Members of the first cohort of Brenau’s 2+2 interior design partnership with Anhui Normal University in China will arrive in Gainesville this July to take an English class with ON Language in preparation for the fall semester. The 2+2 partnership allows students who have completed the first two years of their […]

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2019 Fashion Show at Brenau University

Jun 13, 2019

Written by Jazmin Decker The 2019 Brenau Collaborative Fashion Show wowed the crowd April 13 at Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium with another successful production showcasing the designs of fashion design students along with a trend show by fashion merchandising students. Designers included junior Jordyn De La Rosa with her collection Fleur Epanouie, sophomore Gabriela Carrillo (New […]

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Brenau Fashion Network Wraps Up Another Successful Year

Apr 16, 2019

Written by Marissa Brown This year, Brenau Fashion Network participated in educational and exciting events that included attending shows at AmericasMart and chatting with some of Gainesville’s most successful fashion influencers such as Dario Perla and Liz Webber. Brenau Fashion Network members sat  down in February with Dario Perla, who customizes men’s luxury suits at […]

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Atlanta-based Artist Kathy Yancey Shares Her Experiences with Students

Apr 16, 2019

Written by Nichole Rawlings During the spring semester, the Presidents Gallery on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus featured an exhibition of works by Atlanta-based artist Kathy Yancey. Yancey’s show, titled My Work Has Always Looked Like Me, featured mixed media pieces that spanned nearly her entire life – from childhood drawings to some of her most […]

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CAD Students Visit Ghost Ranch Over Spring Break

Apr 16, 2019

Written by Claudia Wilburn This semester, professor Claudia Wilburn took a group of six students to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. This location is best known for being home to Georgia O’Keefe. Today, the ranch is managed by the Presbyterian Church and a retreat center. The trip took place over spring break. The group […]

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Animation Festival First of Its Kind at Brenau

Apr 15, 2019

The Center for the Arts & Design hosted its first Animation Festival March 8, 2019, on the Gainesville campus. Activities included three afternoon workshops for art students: Background Illustrations for Animation, Writing and Storyboards, and Character Design. In the evening, students and community members got to meet animation voice actress Amelia Fischer, who was interviewed […]

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New This Year: Friday Workshop Series

Apr 15, 2019

Written by Polly Evans-Thomas In the 2018-2019 school year, the Center for the Arts & Design began the Friday Workshop Series. These workshops were open to all Brenau students, faculty and staff. In the fall, the center hosted workshops on knitting, indigo dyeing, ceramics and screen printing.   This spring, the Center for the Arts […]

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Historic Clothing Collection Highlight: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Apr 15, 2019

Written by Charity Armstead A selection of floral dresses and antique parasols from Brenau’s Historic Clothing was on display in Lockett-Mitchell Parlour during this year’s Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day celebration. The mini-exhibit, titled April Showers Bring May Flowers, featured dresses from the 1930s to 1970s, including gowns that belonged to Princess Lucie Jadot […]

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