Calendar

Aug
15
Thu
Exhibit: “Ethos: Works by Carmelo Blandino” @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery
Aug 15 – Nov 21 all-day
Exhibit: "Ethos: Works by Carmelo Blandino" @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery

Thursday, Aug. 15-Thursday, Nov. 21
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-7 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery. Artist Carmelo Blandino explores quantum physics and ethos through his most recent set of paintings. These works present simplified narratives involving flora and fauna while questioning the origins of man and our own understanding of reality. Blandino encourages viewers to ask while looking at his new collection of paintings, “A flower without a name, would it still be a flower?” Information: 770.534.6263

Sep
2
Mon
Labor Day–Galleries Closed
Sep 2 all-day
Sep
19
Thu
Reception and Artist Talk: “Ethos: Works by Carmelo Blandino” @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception and Artist Talk: "Ethos: Works by Carmelo Blandino" @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery

Thursday, Aug. 15-Thursday, Nov. 21
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:30-7 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery. Artist Carmelo Blandino explores quantum physics and ethos through his most recent set of paintings. These works present simplified narratives involving flora and fauna while questioning the origins of man and our own understanding of reality. Blandino encourages viewers to ask while looking at his new collection of paintings, “A flower without a name, would it still be a flower?” Information: 770.534.6263

Sep
25
Wed
Graham Arader Arts & Sciences Collaborative Opening Reception @ Trustee Library, Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Graham Arader Arts & Sciences Collaborative Opening Reception @ Trustee Library, Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m.

Thurmond-McRae Lecture Hall and Trustee Library. This event will provide students and the community with meaningful connections between artistic works and scientific exploration. The evening will include a presentation of an extensive collection of botanical and aquatic prints and watercolors as well as a short lecture to discuss the artistic value and integration of these pieces into the undergraduate curriculum. During the reception and program, 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. Information: 770.534.6263

Oct
3
Thu
Exhibit:”Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For” @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery
Oct 3 – Nov 21 all-day
Exhibit:"Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For" @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery

Thursday, Oct. 3-Thursday, Nov. 21
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery. Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design invites everyone to answer the questions: Who did it, and, more importantly, what were they wearing? This exhibit highlighting Brenau’s Historic Clothing Collection will feature fashion inspired by classic fictional detectives and criminals. At the reception, visitors are encouraged to dress as their favorite mystery character. Information: 770.534.6263

Oct
10
Thu
Reception: “Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For” @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, Oct. 3-Thursday, Nov. 21
Reception: Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery. Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design invites everyone to answer the questions: Who did it, and, more importantly, what were they wearing? This exhibit highlighting Brenau’s Historic Clothing Collection will feature fashion inspired by classic fictional detectives and criminals. At the reception, visitors are encouraged to dress as their favorite mystery character. Information: 770.534.6263

Oct
17
Thu
Fall Break–Galleries Closed
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day
Oct
30
Wed
Yoga in the Gallery @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery
Oct 30 @ 7:09 pm – 8:09 pm
Yoga in the Gallery @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery. Join us for yoga in Sellars Gallery 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 alauricella@brenau.edu.

Nov
8
Fri
Reception: “Charles Webster Hawthorne: Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ivester” @ Brenau University Downtown Center, Theater on the Square Lobby
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception: "Charles Webster Hawthorne: Paintings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Ivester" @ Brenau University Downtown Center, Theater on the Square Lobby

Ongoing Exhibition
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.

Brenau University Downtown Center, Theatre on the Square Lobby. 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. Information: 770.534.6263

Nov
10
Sun
Fall Center for the Arts & Design Open House @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery and Presidents Gallery
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fall Center for the Arts & Design Open House @ Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery and Presidents Gallery

Sellars Gallery, Presidents Gallery and Art Studios. This event showcases all that the Center for Arts & Design at Brenau has to offer. Sellars and Presidents Galleries, typically only open on weekdays, will be open for visitors to immerse themselves in Brenau’s impressive exhibitions. Visitors can create their own floral arrangements inspired by the works of Carmelo Blandino in Sellars Gallery. A live demonstration and still-life drawing will be available in a nearby studio space. All visitors will be entered into a raffle to win four free passes to the High Museum of Art and original artwork. Information: 770.534.6263