Expansion Celebration at North Atlanta/Norcross, Oct. 10

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Alumna Lee Anne White presents at art exhibit reception and open house at North Atlanta/Norcross

Brenau University Galleries and Brenau University at North Atlanta/Norcross present a night of art and entertainment celebrating the expansion of the campus on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 5:30-8 p.m.

The reception, which is free and open to the public, includes an art exhibition as well as a musical performance by the Atlanta folk duo Out of the Rain, featuring Ron Hipp and Carol Statella.

The Brenau North Atlanta/Norcross campus, located at 3139 Campus Drive, Suite 300, is one of five Georgia campuses operated by 135-year-old Gainesville-based Brenau University. It has recently undergone renovations and expansion of its size by about 33 percent to accommodate growth in Brenau’s nationally-ranked occupational therapy program, which is now offering weekday classes on the campus.

In addition to Brenau officials, dignitaries who plan to attend include Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, Mayor Pro Tem Andrew Hixson and members of the city council; State Sen. Curt Thompson; State Reps. Pedro Marin and Tom Rice; Chief of Police Warren Summers; Peachtree Corners City Council member Lorrie Christopher and other officials.

Along with the musical performance, the opening includes two art exhibitions produced by the highly regarded Brenau Galleries, which is part of the academic partnership the university enjoys with the High museum of Art in Atlanta. One of the collections, Local Color, features photographs from area artists and dovetails with the region-wide Atlanta Celebrates Photography program. The other exhibition, The Mutable Sea, comprises photography-based works by Cumming, Ga., artist Lee Anne White, who is a Brenau Women’s College graduate. At 6 p.m., White will also talk about her work and sign her book, The Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change.

For more information contact Yarden Hixon at 770-446-2900 or yhixson@brenau.edu.