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The Center for Arts and Design at Brenau University

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The Center for the Arts & Design is a collaboration of the Art & Design Department, which is comprised of studio art, fashion design and fashion merchandising programs, as well as the Interior Design Department, Music Department, Dance Department and Brenau University Galleries to promote interdisciplinary cooperation and further greater access to academic programs and professional development opportunities for students, faculty and the Brenau community.

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Historic Clothing Collection Highlight: April Showers Bring May Flowers

1930s Silk Charmeuse Evening Gown detail

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. 1950s Silk Damask Evening Go …

Animation Festival, March 8

Animation Festival, March 8, 2019

Click to view full-size poster. 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 F …

Technology in the Classroom: Computer-Aided Design for Fashion

  In fall 2018, the Center for the Arts & Design held its first Computer-Aided Design (CAD) class in the new design lab, gifted by alumna and trustee Antonina Lerch. The lab is located in the Redwine Technology Center within the Brenau Trustee …

CAD student completes design internship in the Office of Marketing & Communications

Tori Mays, a senior studio art major from Flowery Branch, Ga., is the first graphic design intern in Office of Marketing and Communications. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

  In the fall 2018 semester, the Brenau University Office of Marketing & Communications opened its first design internship, seeking a talented graphic designer to assist Design Director Michael Lowe. After an application and interview process, …

Alumni Video Blog: Jacqueline M.W. Dougherty

Jacqueline Dougherty, a master tailor and Brenau alumna, leads a workshop for a group of fashion design majors at the fashion lab in the Burd Center. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Jacqueline Marie Willis Dougherty is a graduate of Brenau University with a BFA in fashion design and an MBA in marketing. During her time at Brenau, Jacqueline curated gallery exhibitions from the Brenau University Historical Clothing Collection, had …

Highlights from the Brenau Collection: Hank Virgona’s “Urinal”

A Reflection on Beauty An excerpt from Jennifer Benitez’s presentation at the 2018 Brenau Research Symposium This piece by New York artist Hank Virgona is titled Urinal and was created in 1976. It was created by the use of mixed media, including waterc …

“Lacemaking in Georgia and Beyond” Reception and Demonstration

Community members turned out to the Nov. 1 opening reception of “Lacemaking in Georgia and Beyond” en masse to peruse beautiful historical lace garments and observe demonstrations of how those garments might have been made. Pieces from the Brenau Unive …

An Update from Jill DeMarotta, chair of Interior Design

Karen Baker, Morgan Davis and Dominique Wagner decorate the grand staircase at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

  If you are unfamiliar with Brenau’s Interior Design Department, we offer classes in drafting, lighting, space planning, materials, sustainable design, computer-aided design, textiles, interior design history, building codes, residential design, …

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

Jennifer Benitez presents her research on a historic art piece in the Brenau University Permanent Collection at The Brenau University's 2018 Research Symposium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Summer 2018 Mellon Curatorial Fellows in the home art collections Carl and Marian Mullis. 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 stud …

ALUMNI VIDEO BLOG: Rachel Eleanor, BU ‘14

Rachel Eleanor video title screen

In this video, designer and illustrator Rachel Eleanor talks about her experience as a studio art major at Brenau University. Rachel highlights her experiences as an undergraduate student and how that inspired further education with the Portfolio Cente …

Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Dance and Art & Design students

Brenau Collaboration 2018 title card

Video by John Streit During Alumni Reunion Weekend the Art & Design Department hosts a multi-part event called the Brenau Collaborative. It generally consists of a juried show of student art and design works, the senior exhibition projects and the …

Center for the Arts & Design welcomes three new faculty members

Huy Chu
Huy Chu, assistant professor of art and design,

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 o …

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