The Brenau Collaborative: Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibit


Each year seniors in the Art and Design Department complete a capstone project that demonstrates the skills that they have acquired throughout their education at Brenau University.

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Diana Quinones, 2020 Senior

Mackenzie Callas, 2021 Senior

Malia Christian, 2021 Senior

  • Alexandria “Jade” Echols, 2021 Senior
    Mirella Reily, 2021 Senior


    Hope Vigil-Shuck, 2021 Senior


Kendy Manzano, 2020 Senior
Stephanie Contreras, 2021 Senior 
Tori Johnson, 2021 Senior



“Picture the Dream at the High Museum of Art with Author Andrea Davis Pinkney”

Banner Image Credit: Bryan Collier (American, born 1967)“And tomorrow YOUR NATION . . . will be what you want it to be.” from Hey Black Child, 2017,
Written by Useni Eugene Perkins, Watercolor and collage on Arches watercolor paper, Collection of the artist

We are very excited to offer a special virtual event to Brenau friends and family thanks to our Academic Affiliate partnership with the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.  “Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books”, currently on display at the museum through November 8th, is a one-of-a-kind exhibition exploring the events, people, and themes of the Civil Rights Movement through children’s picture books.  

This free virtual event, open to our Brenau community, will feature the award-winning children’s book author and High Museum guest curator Andrea Davis Pinkney.  Pinkney has four books included in the exhibition, including “Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation” and “Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters”. 

The exhibition consists of three sections dealing with: conditions leading up to the Civil Rights Movement; key voices and events of the movement; and questions about equality in our current time.  The exhibition focuses on children’s books as the medium to demonstrate that difficult conversations can be had with children and children-at-heart surrounding race, injustice, and equality to inspire change.

“As you witness the power conveyed through the art of picture books, you’ll be brought to a place of revelation. Here, we stand on firm ground. Here, we can rejoice in the legacy of social justice, a heritage built by the everyday heroes who came before and by the steadfast individuals who continue to carry equality’s message. Here is a dream worth following.” —Andrea Davis Pinkney

Click HERE to register. 


The Evolution of Scientific Bird Art with Dr. Michael Stubblefield

Monday, October 26th
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join Brenau University and Dr. Michael Stubblefield for a virtual evening of flight and fancy celebrating the history of scientific bird artwork. Stubblefield is an avid nature photographer, birder and art collector. His impressive collection of personal photographs and historical prints reveal the wonder of the natural world and, specifically, of the beautiful birds among us. Stubblefield will utilize artwork from his collection to discuss the beginnings and development of ornithological art and its most important historical figures.Stubblefield has been instrumental in the growth of Brenau’s Permanent Art Collection via the Arader Art Fund, and many of the artists and works that he will be discussing now have parallels in Brenau’s own collection.

The event is hosted by Brenau University in coordination with the Brenau University Galleries, the Department of External Relations, and the W. Graham Arader Art Fund and Initiative. 

Register for Virtual Event

Click HERE to register. You will receive an email confirming your registration that provides access to the webinar at the time of the event.

About Dr. Michael Stubblefield

Dr. Michael Stubblefield

Dr. Michael Stubblefield is an accomplished professional nature photographer, writer, art collector, and birder. His natural history images and articles have appeared in hundreds of publications across the globe and he has won several awards for both his photography and writing. He and his wife Elyn have traveled all over the world exploring and photographing the wonders of nature. Their collection of images numbers well over 100,000 and includes hundreds of species of birds in addition to scores of mammals, fish, and other critters as well as spectacular scenes of some of the world’s most diverse and beautiful landscapes.

Dr. Stubblefield is the national medical director for the ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program and the architect of comprehensive cancer rehabilitation programs across Select Medical’s national network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient therapy centers. In addition, Dr. Stubblefield serves as director of cancer rehabilitation at Select Medical’s Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ.  He is triple board certified in the fields of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Internal Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr. Stubblefield has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters on cancer rehabilitation and is the editor of “Cancer Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice”, the only comprehensive textbook on cancer rehabilitation.

Virtual “Yoga in the Gallery” Recording Now Available!

We hosted our very first virtual “Yoga in the Gallery” event on June 17th. A recording of that session is now available for your use! Join Emilie Cook of Find Your Center Yoga in Gainesville, GA ( and the Brenau University Galleries for an hour of restorative yoga!

Gallery Feedback Survey

We’re gathering community feedback on how the Galleries can best serve our friends! This survey is NOT Covid-19 related, so this focuses on how we can provide the best and most desired content throughout our season in general terms.

We’d appreciate your feedback ! It should only take about 5 minutes or less.

We’d love to hear from you. Click here to take the survey.

Permanent Collection Coloring Sheets

Did you know that we offer free coloring sheets and scavenger hunts at the Sellars Gallery every semester to go with each new exhibition?  Check out these colorings sheet from the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection.

Right click to open image in new tab. Print and color!

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923-1997), “Art Critic”, Silkscreen on Paper, 1996, Brenau Art Endowment Purchase, 1996.10.1

Frank Stella (American, Born 1936), “Amber Gris”, Screen Print on Silk, 1995, Brenau Art Endowment Purchase, 1996.10.10

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), “Buste de Femme”, Lithograph on paper, date unknown, Gift of Mr. Robert Bowden

Edwin Dalton Smith (1800-1883), “Plate 54, Rose Incomparable- Ranunculus”, Watercolor on paper, c. 1823-1846, Gift of Young Sohn and Mark Amenante in Support of the Arader Art Fund at Brenau University

Out of an abundance of caution,the Brenau University COVID-19 Task Force has canceled a number of university events, including the reception and gallery talked for L.A. Stories. scheduled for Thursday, March 12.

Brenau Galleries will be closed Thursday, February 27, and Friday, February 28th for Spring Break.

Brenau University offices will be closed December 19th-January 1st. Have a safe and happy holiday season

Galleries Closed for Thanksgiving Break

Brenau University offices will be closed Wednesday, November 27th-Friday, November 29th, for Thanksgiving Break.