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MGC Art Exhibit

MGC Art Exhibit

Michael Marks’s exhibit “Fragments” recently opened at Middle Georgia College’s Peacock Gallery in Russell Hall. Marks gave a Gallery Talk to MGC students, faculty, and friends on January 24.

“Fragments” is interested in how past works of art are investigated; for example, through digital means, such as zooming in on individual paint chips, said Charlie Agnew, an associate professor of art at MGC and the Gallery Director of Peacock Gallery, a Middle Georgia College news release says. 

Marks is also interested in why paintings last and what happens to them over the years.

“Fragments” is also concerned in how the meaning of works changes as the work is altered over time. But Marks doesn’t promise to have all the answers. “I don’t have the final say,” he said. “‘Fragments’ is a process; it’s not explicit, but more ambiguous.”

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Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra to present concerts of "Pure Pleasure"

Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra to present concerts of "Pure Pleasure"

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra (OSO) will be in concert February 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hawkinsville Opera House and will perform February 27 at 3:30 p.m. at Wesleyan College. 

It will be the fourth concert series of the season for the OSO entitled "Pure Pleasure."  Maestro Adrian Gnam, conductor laureate  of the Macon Sympthony Orechstra, will conduct the performances. 

Said OSO founder, artistic director, and conductor Dr. Charles Quinn in a news release  “The combination of these pieces are simply pure pleasure for those who play and unquestionably for those who hear them. It will be enjoyable for me to see Adrian conduct the OSO; he has a style of conducting that only comes from years of experience.”  

Gnam is currently Director of the International Conductors Workshop and Competition, Assistant Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University and Distinguished Artist-in-Residence at Mercer University.

Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Secret Santa Fund

The Cochran Masonic Lodge #217 will host a Pancake Breakfast on February 26 from 7 until 10 a.m. 

All you can eat:  Pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea & OJ. 

All uniformed workers eat in for free. 

All profits go to the Joe Lassiter Secret Santa Fund that provides a Christmas to local families.

Lady Royals Fall in First Round of Region

Lady Royals Fall in First Round of Region

The Lady Royals trailed 38-33 going into the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Region 3-AA tournament opener at Swainsboro. 

Though going through a long field-goal drought, they would stay close until less than three minutes remained. 

However, the Lady Tigers went on a 12-2 run over the final two plus minutes as Bleckley saw its season end 61-47. 

Tyresha Williams had 19 points.  Rickenya Jenikns finished with 10. 

The Royals play in the Region 3-AA semifinals Friday night in Swainsboro at 8:30 p.m.

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Relay for Life 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on April 9

The Bleckley County Relay for Life will have a 5k run and 1 mile fun run on April 9 at Middle Georgia College. 

The fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. with the 5k begining at 9.  Registration for school age and college students is $15.  Early registration (before March 31) is $15, $20 guarantees a t-shirt. 

Family registration is $50, $70 includes t-shirts.  Shirts will not be available during race day registration (7-8 a.m.)

There will be 14 men's and women's divisions for the 5K ranging from 1-9 to 70 and above. 

Trophies will go to first place winners, medeals for second and third.  Registration forms are available at www.bleckleyprogress.com and www.active.com 

Middle Georgia College Hosts Time Management Workshop

A  workshop discussing time management will be held Wednesday, Feb. 16th

The workshop will take place from 2 p.m until 3 p.m. in Roberts G19 at Middle Georgia College.

Motorcyle Ride to Benefit Relay for Life

A  Motorcyle Benefit Ride for Relay for Life will take place at Bleckley Memorial Hospital.

The event is on Saturday, March 19.

The deadline to register is March 5 and the registration fee is $25.

Bleckley Memorial Hospital is located at 145 E. Peacock St in Cochran.

For more information, call 478-934-6211.