After a decade-long absence, the Brenau Gala returns this spring to help celebrate the university’s 135th anniversary and launch the Downtown Center renovations. Faculty, staff and others interested in attending can purchase tickets for the March 29 event at 770-534-6163. Tickets are $100 apiece.
Brenau President Ed Schrader says the event promises to be a memorable occasion.
The main Gala theme, “The Art and Science of Brenau,” recognizes the university for its national leadership in two distinct areas: its major educational programs in allied health care and its significant collections of fine art.
The “art” portion of the program revolves around the opening of the new “Manhattan Gallery” that will operate year-round at the Downtown Center with specially curated work from the university’s permanent art collection as well as newly acquired works from such artists as Andy Warhol and art from the famed Dorothy and Herb Vogel Collection. Those pieces include a wide selection of artists and genres with one common thread: a connection to the New York art world that over the years has so generously contributed to the Brenau permanent collection. There will also be an art auction of surplus pieces from the permanent collection – a catalog that ranges from high-priced pieces to relatively inexpensive prints.
The program celebrates the “science” component by showcasing the completed renovations at the Downtown Center, which will be the home of Brenau’s new doctorate in physical therapy program.
In between at the dress-up affair there will be dinner, dancing to a great band and opportunities to mix and mingle around one of several watering holes – each of which will feature different New York-themed cocktails.
If you need additional information, call 770-534-6163.