Bryan College Leadership and Culture department hosts 7th annual art event

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Written by: Katie Bragg, staff writer

DAYTON, Tenn – On March 11 at 7 p.m., about 250 guests gathered in the dining hall to share, admire and celebrate the creativity of several Bryan College students. Every student that participated brought a story to tell, whether it was through an expressive work of art or a heartfelt performance. 

Dinner, dessert and coffee were provided at the event by an organized student hospitality team with a donation from AJ Caudill and Pioneer. The art pieces and decorations were set up by the Bryan College Leadership Institute. 

Along with numerous breathtaking art pieces, there were 10 moving performances that included music, poetry and written works. 

“Adjourn: consider and uncover” was the theme for this year’s art event. The word adjourn means to pause and restart, and this theme was selected with the intention that each artist would be inspired to reflect on the last season of life and open their eyes to a new one as they created. 

“After a year like 2020, we knew we needed to give people the space to share more personal art to tell stories of the past year, but also to look forward to new beginnings,” said Leadership and Culture intern Anna Grace Autry. 

After several weeks of hard work led by Autry and communication major Eleanor Sanford, the 7th annual art event was a success. Every guest left with a greater appreciation for the artistic spirit God placed in us as human beings created in His image.

“We’re really pleased with how it turned out and feel that people did consider and uncover,” Autry said.

Katie Bragg is a freshman at Bryan College with a major in communication, media, and culture and a minor in worship arts. In high school, Bragg participated in various activities such as gymnastics, 4-H clubs, and the worship team at her church. She enjoys writing and hopes to pursue a career in media.