For the third consecutive year, Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst invited the Oglethorpe community to a City Council meeting for the formal reading of a proclamation declaring October as Arts and Humanities Month in the city.
“Literature, theatre, dance, art and music capture our history, build bridges amongst us, provoke dialogue and often raise important questions; and artistic expression resonates with us, challenges us, and teaches us important lessons about ourselves and each other,” 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.
In August, Oglethorpe’s museum director Elizabeth Peterson was appointed chair of the Brookhaven Arts Advisory Committee, formed a year ago to study the city’s arts landscape, identify and evaluate potential public, performing, visual and cultural art projects and make recommendations to City Council.
This semester, the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is showing two exhibitions: A Route Campagne: Impressionist Works from the Melamed Family and OUMA Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Through October 27, Oglethorpe Theatre is performing its production of the rock musical Spring Awakening. Find more arts events on campus at www.oglethorpe.edu/arts.