Brian Renko has served as Allied Arts Program Coordinator since April 1997 and has recently been named Executive Director of Allied Arts. Brian is a graduate of Mercer University with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art concentration in painting and photography. He exhibits drawings and paintings throughout the state and is included in public and private collections in the South East. Brian was selected to serve an apprenticeship learning to make white oak baskets with master basket makers Floyd and Melissa Anderson, a recipient of a GCA 2008 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant. He has also served on the GCA Presenter Panel. He has attended Southern Arts Federation Performing Arts Exchange and the GACAA Conference for the past thirteen years. Brian coordinates Allied Arts visual arts program, plans and facilitates our performing arts events and residencies, developed our web site and is primary designer for Allied Arts print media and newsletter.