Brookhaven City Council has appointed Oglethorpe University Museum of Art Director Elizabeth Peterson to the new Brookhaven Arts and Culture Commission.
The commission is comprised of city residents and arts and culture professionals who will advise the City Council on arts projects and lead the implementation of Brookhaven’s arts and culture master plan.
Adopted by the city in January 2021, “Arts Brookhaven: A Vision for Culture and Creativity in Our Community” was developed by an ad hoc arts advisory committee over a 12-month period, based on in-depth research and community outreach. The plan called for the establishment of a permanent arts and culture commission.
The nine members of the commission include a chair, plus one representative from each of Brookhaven’s four districts, Oglethorpe University, Latin American Association, We Love BuHi, and Explore Brookhaven, the city’s convention and visitors bureau. Peterson will serve a two-year term.
The commission members are:
- Lauren Kiefer, J.D., Chair – Board of Directors, Alliance Theatre
- Tim Scarbrough, AIA – Brookhaven arts advisory committee member (District 1)
- Kimberly Landers – Teacher, Chamblee High School (District 2)
- Glenn Phillips – Development Contributor / Designer, Out Front Theatre (District 3)
- Sally Eppstein – Professional Artist (District 4)
- Jehan Williams – Director of Marketing, Explore Brookhaven
- Elizabeth Peterson – Director, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
- Jessica Martinez – Director of Development, Latin American Association
- Lily Pabian – Executive Director, We Love BuHi
The City Council has regularly recognized the importance of Oglethorpe University’s arts and culture programs and facilities in the Brookhaven community. Oglethorpe’s Conant Performing Arts Center and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art are the only venues of their kind in Brookhaven.