Brenau University putting the spotlight on area artists Ben Truesdale holds up a painting for positioning while Jody Wall helps. The artwork is part of the President’s Summer Art Series in the Simmons Visual Arts Center on the Brenau University campus. - photo by Tom Reed Gainesville has a lot of talent to offer. And Brenau University is taking advantage of that fact. Local artists are being put on display for the President’s Summer Art Series at Brenau University.