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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 One of the key elements of the Center for the Arts & Design is the desire to build and strengthen community. This holds for events that impact students, faculty and staff on Brenau University’s campus and the events what we are pursuing that reach out to Gainesville and Hall County. One […]

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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 […]

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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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Animation Festival, March 8

Feb 19, 2019

Featuring a screening of the 2019 animation show of shows: a presentation of the 15 best animated short films from around the world & a panel discussion in Pearce Auditorium with Joe Karg, Chris Bivins & Amelia Fischer. High School students who want to attend need to register at https://brenau.formstack.com/forms/animation-festival. Dinner is included for registered high […]

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Student Perspective: Jennifer Benitez’s experience as part of the Mellon Curatorial Fellowship at the High Museum of Art

Sep 06, 2018

My name is Jennifer Benitez, and I am a senior Studio Art major at Brenau University.  Last year I was encouraged to apply for an opportunity for college students interested in curating, offered by the High Museum of Art.  Initially I had no idea what the term curator meant. I knew it was something related to […]

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Center for the Arts & Design welcomes three new faculty members

Sep 02, 2018
Brenau University recently welcomed three new faculty members to the Center for the Arts & Design; Michael Kleeman in Interior Design, Robin Carufel in Fashion Design and Huy Chu in Art & Design. Robin Carufel, Fashion Design Robin Carufel is our new fashion design program director. She finished a doctoral degree in apparel studies from The [...]
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Brenau University Students Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity 

Jun 01, 2018

By Brenau Staff Interior design students from the student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers participated in a Habitat for Humanity home build in Gainesville, Georgia. Habitat for Humanity volunteers help build homes alongside the future homeowners in an effort for the homeowners to pay an affordable mortgage. The Brenau students worked on the home’s roofing […]

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