Attendees look at art during the President's Summer Art Series.

Eighth annual President’s Summer Arts Series showcases local artists

This year’s President’s Summer Arts Series — Ed Schrader’s eighth and last as Brenau University president — was a retrospective of work by seven artists previously featured in the engaging annual summer exhibition.

“These artists were selected for their continued participation in and support of various university events and efforts over the last 14 years,” says Schrader, who developed the series highlighting artists with ties to the university in 2012 and has sponsored it each year since. “As this is the last summer art series that I am sponsoring, I am especially gratified that this fine group is participating.”

President’s Summer Series: A Retrospective showcased the work of Judy Black, Christie Gregory, Jane Reynolds Hemmer, John Hemmer, Joyce Hornor, Gregory Johnson and Sara Oakley.

“The series was initiated by Dr. Schrader in 2012 because he had a deep interest in supporting the arts and our local artist community. Brenau is lucky to have many talented alumni, faculty, staff and friends to draw from for the series,” says Brenau Gallery Director Nichole Rawlings. “The series has also provided a wonderful way for us to be connected into the community, bringing new people into the gallery who become frequent visitors.”

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