Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst invited several Oglethorpe University students, faculty and staff to a recent city council meeting for the reading of a proclamation declaring October Arts and Humanities Month in the city.
“The Arts are vital components of education, teaching students to observe closely, interpret creatively, and think critically, and participating in the Arts ignites wonder and imagination,” the proclamation states.
The invitation recognized the important role Oglethorpe arts and culture programs and facilities play in the community. Oglethorpe’s Conant Performing Arts Center and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art are the only venues of their kind in Brookhaven.
Oglethorpe is currently presenting the semester-long Hispaniola Celebration, including an art exhibition, film series, concerts and lectures, and will host the Suzi Bass Awards in November. OU Theatre‘s production of Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play starts October 20.