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Brenaus Local Color exhibit features regional photographers
“Lilly,” a photograph by Allison Shirreffs, is one of around 50 images that will be on display in the “Local Color” exhibit through March 9 in the Sellars Gallery of the Simmons Visual Arts Center at Brenau University in Gainesville.

Local Color’ photography exhibit

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays through March 9; opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10

Where: Brenau University’s Sellars Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville

How much: Free

More info: 770-534-6263

An exhibit featuring the work of local and regional photographers will run through March 9 in the Sellars Gallery of the Simmons Visual Arts Center at Brenau University in Gainesville.

A reception for “Local Colors” is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at the gallery, with the artists on hand to discuss their works. The reception and exhibition are free.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The photographers featured in the exhibit have connections to Brenau and Gainesville. Galleries Director Melissa Morgan said the artists chosen showcase regional talent and their images reflect the “local color” of Northeast Georgia.

“Building a partnership with regional artists is incredibly important,” Morgan said. “By promoting and showing their work, the local artist community can grow and thrive.”

The exhibit features a diverse collection of around 50 photographs from six photographers capturing events and beauty through landscape, portraiture and photojournalism. The subject matter ranges from abstract nature scenes to portraits of iconic Atlanta Braves players.

Some of the photographers contributing to the exhibit include Allison Shirreffs, an Atlanta based photojournalist; Tom Askew, a Gainesville area photographer and Brenau adjunct facility member; and Lee Anne Romberg-White, a fine art and editorial photographer based in Cumming.

Romberg-White, a Brenau Women’s College 1982 alumna, said that having a space locally to exhibit work is incredibly important to her.

“As artists we love to create, but what’s even more exciting is being able to share your work with the community,” she said. “This is a great way to engage the community.”

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