Brenau Holiday Arts and Crafts Market this Friday and Saturday

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Join us from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 16, at the John S. Burd Center for the Holiday Arts and Crafts Market.

Support the artisans and artists of Brenau University this weekend as they feature and sell handmade pieces by Brenau students, faculty and staff. From unique jewelry and original artwork to local honey and homemade bath products, you are sure to find something you love. For information, contact Allison Lauricella at 770.534.6263 or at ude.uanerb@alleciruala.

Participating vendors include Blake Barnes, the Brenau Fashion Network, Jordyn De La Rosa and Jordyn Ashley Designs, Lynn Demling, Bill Haney Bee Honey, Suzanne Hinton, Lainey Kennedy and Lunarcat Paper Company, Kadaija James, Michael Lowe and Polly Evans-Thomas, Jessie Maddox and Southern Silhouettes, Sheik Nause, Whitney Neveils and Fleece & Flora, Summer Redmon, Claudia Wilburn and Bound by Tradition, Emily Zank and Ephemera Aesthetic, and more students in the Center for the Arts & Design.

Charles Webster Hawthorne art reception, Nov. 8

Brenau Galleries invites you to join us for a reception celebrating our special exhibition “Charles Webster Hawthorne: Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ivester” on Friday, Nov. 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Theatre on the Square Lobby in the Brenau Downtown Center.

On loan from the collection of Doug and Kay Ivester are 29 oil paintings and watercolors by American artist Charles Webster Hawthorne (1872-1930). Renowned for his portraits and genre paintings, Hawthorne was instrumental in the founding of the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899. This ongoing exhibition highlights a selection of works representative of Hawthorne’s style. Join the Ivesters, Brenau’s Ivester College of Health Sciences and the Brenau University Galleries for a reception celebrating this exhibition on Nov. 8.

For more information call 770.534.6263 or go to

Sign up for Holiday Arts and Craft Market by Nov. 1

Professor Huy Chu at last year's Holiday Arts and Crafts Market

Brenau’s Center for the Arts and Design is hosting the 3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Market on Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, in the Burd Center. All faculty, staff and students are eligible to participate. If you make one-of-kind items and are interested in participating, contact Allison Lauricella at ude.uanerb@alleciruala for more information or to register. Participation is free. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

The market will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Yoga in the Gallery Oct. 30

Join Brenau Galleries for yoga in Sellars Gallery from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, surrounded by the brilliant work of Carmelo Blandino. Emilie Cook of Find Your Center Yoga will lead this free class.

Please bring your own mat. Space is limited. To register, contact Allison Lauricella at 770.534.6263 or ude.uanerb@alleciruala.

Gallery Reception: “Crimes and Fashion” Thurs. Oct. 10

Crimes and fashion flyer.Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design invites everyone to answer two questions: Who did it, and, more importantly, what were they wearing?

Join us for the Crimes and Fashion exhibit running Thursday, Oct. 3, to Thursday, Nov. 21, in Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery. This exhibit, highlighting Brenau’s Historic Clothing Collection, will feature fashion inspired by classic fictional detectives and criminals.

At the reception from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, visitors are encouraged to dress as their favorite mystery character. For more information, call 770.534.6263 or go to


Holiday Arts and Crafts Market sign-ups now open

Brenau faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the third annual Brenau Holiday Arts and Crafts Market. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to show off the talent in the Brenau community. If you create handmade items or original artwork, you are eligible to participate. The market will be held in the Burd Center (Leo Castelli Gallery, Disque Lecture Hall and Banks Recital Hall) from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16.

Participation is free, but registration is required. Vendors must be employees or students of Brenau University. To register, please contact Assistant Gallery Director Allison Lauricella at ude.uanerb@alleciraula or at 770-534-6263.

Graham Arader Arts & Sciences Collaborative opening reception

The Graham Arader Arts & Sciences Collaborative opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall and Trustee Library.

This event will provide students and the community with meaningful connections between artistic works and scientific exploration. It will include a presentation of an extensive collection of botanical and aquatic prints and watercolors as well as an exciting and informative lecture from associate professor Claudia Wilburn on the history of naturalist prints that have recently been acquired by the university. Additionally, details will be provided on the current integration of these pieces into the undergraduate curriculum.

Following the lecture, guests will be invited to a reception where prints and other rare publications will be made available for the public to view. These include Brenau’s extraordinary complete collection of the Abbeville Press double elephant folio of Audubon’s Birds of America and notable selections from Brenau’s collection of Audubon Amsterdam prints.

For more information, call 770.534.6263 or go to

Reminder: RSVP to baby shower for Nichole Finley by Sept. 17

Baby shower flyerIf you plan to attend the baby shower honoring Nichole Finley next week, please RSVP to Allison Lauricella at ude.uanerb@alleciruala by the end of the day Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The shower will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Lockett-Mitchell Parlour. Nichole is registered at Target and Amazon.

Baby shower for Nichole Finley, Sept. 24

Baby shower flyerThe Office of the President will host a baby shower honoring mother-to-be Nichole Finley at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Lockett-Mitchell Parlour. Please RSVP to Allison Lauricella at ude.uanerb@alleciruala by Tuesday, Sept. 17.

“President’s Summer Arts Series” reception this Thursday

“Skewed Point of View” by Sara Oakley

Join President Ed Schrader in celebrating the President’s Summer Art Series: A Retrospective from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in the Sellars Gallery of the Simmons Visual Arts Center.

In 2012, President Schrader implemented this annual exhibition highlighting regional artists with close ties to the local community and Brenau University. This year’s exhibition will feature an array of past Summer Art Series artists to pay tribute to Dr. Schrader’s lasting legacy and Brenau’s commitment to supporting local artists.

This year’s featured artists are Judy Black, Christie Gregory, Jane Reynolds Hemmer, John Hemmer, Joyce Hornor, Gregory Johnson and Sara Oakley.

The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call 770.534.6263 or visit

The exhibition runs through Thursday, July 11.