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	 Brenau University’s Simmons Visual                                                        Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University                                                         CULTURE & LEISURE
Arts Center and Presidents Gallery (2nd
floor, Pearce Auditorium Building) along      an art form to as wide and diverse an         devoted specifically to the visual arts.
with the Leo Castelli Art Gallery (John       audience as possible. The relationship        Located in the heart of Gainesville’s Historic
S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts)       of the Gainesville Ballet Company, the        Green Street District, the Quinlan has grown
offer revolving exhibitions of the highest    Gainesville School of Ballet, and Brenau      from its humble roots as the Gainesville
artistic caliber, including occasional shows  University spans more than 40 years. Each     Art Association, founded in 1947, to the
built around the university’s impressive      year, the tremendous volunteer efforts of     comprehensive facility that it is today.
permanent art collection. Many pieces from    dedicated individuals, small businesses,      The galleries display rotating exhibitions
that collection, including works by some of   and corporations allow the company to         of original art works by local, regional, and
the most important American artists of the    reach more than 4,800 children and 4,000      internationally known artists, while The Gift
19th and 20th centuries, hang in public-      adults from 22 different counties across the  Shop offers original framed art, pottery, and
access offices and buildings. Modern and      state of Georgia and beyond. Since 1974,      other unique items by local artists. Seasonal
traditional sculptures accent the campus.     breathtaking performances and impressive      art classes and workshops are offered in
Brenau’s newest gallery, the Manhattan        opportunities for the development of          all media for adults and children, and the
Gallery (Brenau University Downtown           talent have enabled the company, school,      facility is also available for private events.
Center) features a permanent exhibition of    and university programs to enrich the lives   514 Green Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501,
works from the collection that have ties to   of tens of thousands – if not hundreds of     770-536-2575.,
the New York art world.                       thousands! For tickets call 770-532-4241.     email:
	 In 2010, Brenau became the first                           	 The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center,
academic partner of the High Museum of        	 University of North Georgia’s Roy           a former railroad depot constructed
Art in Atlanta. Through a partnership with    C. Moore Art Gallery is located on the        in 1914, is the only two-story depot in
the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International,   Gainesville Campus in the Continuing          Northeast Georgia. Today, the depot
Brenau’s Trustee Library has on permanent     Education/ Performing Arts Building. It       is the home of The Arts Council, Inc.,
display an exhibit of Fossey artifacts,       displays multiple exhibits yearly, offering   the information center for the arts for
memorabilia, and other items recovered        invaluable public exposure to art students,   Gainesville/Hall County and Northeast
from her Rwanda home after her murder.        faculty, and visitors.                Georgia, and a service/support organization
Free and open to the public, community        	 The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is the       for the community’s arts and arts-related
and school groups. Call 770-534-6113 or       largest arts center in Northeast Georgia      organizations. The Arts Council serves the
email,                                                        community through the presentation of
	 With the combined support and talents
of the University of North Georgia, Brenau
University, guest professionals, and
the Northeast Georgia community, the
nationally acclaimed Gainesville Theatre
Alliance produces a full season of top-
notch classic and contemporary theatre
that inspires, educates, and entertains.
Working side-by-side with professional
designers, choreographers, and actors,
the performance and design faculty at the
University of North Georgia and Brenau
provide the top theatre training program
in the Southeast while treating a loyal
following of new and long-time community
members to acting, sets, music, and
dance that rival productions in any major
American city. 678-717-3624.
	 Gainesville Ballet Company stands
as a cultural beacon in Northeast Georgia.
Its mission is to promote the appreciation,
study, and performance of dance as

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