Brenau launches President´s Summer Arts Series featuring work by four Gainesville painters

Brenau launches President´s Summer Arts Series featuring work by four Gainesville paintersA mix of styles and life experiences come together in a new art exhibit opening this month when Brenau University kicks off the inaugural exhibition in its new “President´s Summer Arts Series” running May 9-31 on the Gainesville campus.

Paintings by artists Ann Alexander, Rosemary Dodd, Joyce Hornor and Alice Paris will be on display starting Wednesday, May 9. The exhibit will be in the Sellars Gallery at the Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Brenau University President Ed Schrader will host an opening reception for the artists at 6 p.m. May 9. The reception and the show, which runs through May 31, are free and open to the public.

The four artists are Gainesville residents and all bring a lifetime of experiences to their work. Three of the artists – Alexander, Hornor and Paris- discovered their talent after their children left for college, while Dodd began drawing at age 3 and never stopped. All four women, however, have extensive training in both foundation and technique, and each brings a unique view of life, love and North Georgia living to the gallery´s walls.

Gallery hours for the exhibition will be Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, the exhibition will be open on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the 4th Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship and auto show on the historic campus.

Friday, May 04, 2012