Honors class paints piano as part of Vision 2030 public art project

In fall 2018, the Honors 230 artistic and creative imagination class taught by Debra Dobkins, dean of The Women’s College, took part in a special creative project in unison with Vision 2030, a coordinated group of volunteers leading long-term initiatives defined by the residents of Gainesville and Hall County, Georgia.

Part of Vision 2030’s mission is to increase public art in the community, and these honors students from Brenau took part in the Vision 2030 Public Art Committee’s Play Me Now Pianos Project by painting a piano reflecting themes from the literature by Georgia women they read in the fall semester. The piano can be viewed, played and enjoyed in Yonah Hall Lobby on the Brenau campus.

“We celebrated the students’ folk art rendition of the Southern Gothic of Flannery O’Connor, Alice Walker, Carson McCullers and Margaret Edson,” Dobkins says. “The students planned a reception with a short program of readings, music and light refreshments for the members of the Vision 2030 public art committee. I’m excited by the vision the students created to share with our campus.”

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