Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal today presented Brenau University with a prestigious Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for nurturing the idea that the arts are an essential part of daily lives through arts-related community activities and experiences throughout its history.
“This is really a terrific honor for Brenau,” said the university’s president, Ed Schrader. “Although components of institutions have received previous awards by one or the other of the organizations in the last 26 years, the Brenau award marked the first time that any college or university had been cited for its overall work with the arts.”
In addition to a certificate, the winners received a special award handcrafted by Whelchel Meaders, a distinguished member of a famous family of Georgia folk potters. Represented in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee, Meaders joins some 30 potters of the state who maintain a craft tradition continuous since the early 19th century. Ironically, Brenau already had some of Meaders’s work as part of its permanent collection of art objects.
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