When it turns toward the arts, Leadership Augusta turns toward GRU

Leadership Augusta, the long-running leadership development program, is getting a big dose of Georgia Regents University Thursday as it turned its attention to the arts.

Known for his ideas about creativity, Scott Thorpe, chair of the Department of Art, gave a presentation, as did Dr. Samir Khleif, director of the Cancer Center.

The group also toured Assistant Chair Brian Rust’s studio, the Mary S. Byrd Gallery and the Fine Arts building before visiting the Maxwell Theatre for a presentation by Drew Dawson, station manager of GPB-Augusta; Tonya Currier, director of the American Opera Institute; and Kelly Thomas, director of the Maxwell Theatre.

Those in attendance were also entertained by performers from the Opera and Musical Theater Institute, fresh off their success at last weekend’s Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Vocal Competition, where their good showing qualified them to go to the Southeastern Regionals in Deland, Florida.

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Eric Johnson is publications editor at Augusta University. You can reach him at erijohnson@augusta.edu.

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