Creativity & Performance Series

From its opening on September 25, 2003 until the EUEC's move to the Luce Center in May 2011, the Orange Gallery displayed the talents of dozens of artists (including three paintings by President Jimmy Carter), with a new exhibit offered each semester. One exhibit was a photography exhibit, “Love, Broadly Construed,” spotlighting Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman’s work and featuring the work of several other Emeriti. The Gallery was the brainchild of EUEC co-founder and Professor Emeritus of Religion, Eugene Bianchi, who – reacting ironically to the garish orange walls in one room of the Emeritus College quarters in the old Georgia Mental Health Institute – dubbed the space the EUEC's “Orangerie,” after the famous art gallery near the Tuileries in Paris.

In the spring of 2013, the Orange Gallery tradition was revived. A space was provided gratis at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts for an exhibit of emeriti works, “New Selections from the Orange Gallery.” The exhibit attracted EUEC members who had not previously attended.  A handful of those exhibiting art works will now be giving lectures at our Lunch Colloquium. Exhibits will take place annually in collaboration with the Music Department, which will bring a small jazz ensemble as entertainment for the event.