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Jazz sounds at the Arts Alliance.

Jazz sounds at the Arts Alliance.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance held a "Jazz Knights" event Friday night.  Performing were the Jazz Knigts, the Jazz Ensemble of the Middle Georgia State University Band of Knights.  Arts Alliance Director Chris Cairney said 46 people had attended.

Another Jazz Knights event is set for April 29.

Enjoy a "Knight" of Jazz at the Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance presents "Jazz Knights" March 25 featuring the Middle Georgia State University Jazz Enesmble.  Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8.  Admission, free, donations accepted.  Refreshments will be available.  The Arts Alliance is located at 113 E. Dykes St.

Middle Georgia State to host Ikebana Demonstration.

As part of the Arts Festival, Middle Georgia State University will host an Ikebana Demonstration March 16 at 2 pm. The demonstration will take place at Dillard Hall on the Cochran campus. A release states Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. The demonstration will be led by Yuko Hancock, who has been studying at the Ichiyo School of Ikebana since 1997 and received her master instructor certificate in 2007. For more information, email Dr. Laura Thomason, laura.thomason@mga.edu or Dr. Sabrina Wengier, sabrina.wengier@mga.edu

Middle Georgia State University Gallery Talk February 29.

Peacock Gallery, located inside Russell Hall of Middle Georgia State University in Cochran will hold a Gallery Talk and opening reception for the Robb Hill Photo Exhibition on February 29 from 6-7 pm. The exhibition will be on display through March 25. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am-noon on Fridays.

Middle Georgia State opening Spring Art Exhibition.

The Brian Moss Art Exhibition is currently on display in Peacock Gallery located inside Russell Hall on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University. A gallery talk and reception will be hosted by moss via Skype tonight  from 6-7 pm. The exhibition will be on display through February 26. Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday, 8 am-noon, Friday.

Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance Arts Extravaganza December 12-13.

The Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance will hold their 13th annual Arts Extravaganza December 12-13 at the Arts Alliance Building, 113 East Dykes Street.  Hours will be 9 am-5 pm that Saturday, noon-5 pm on Sunday.  The event will feature various homemade jewlery, paintings, and other crafts for sale.  Cost is $30 per vendor with setup December 12 from 7:30-8:30 am.  Coffee and treats will be served.  Contact Christopher Cairney, (478)934-3439, ccairney@hotmail.com for more information.

Middle Georgia State Bookstore to hold book signing November 14.

Dr. Buckner F. Melton Jr. and Dr. Carol Willcox Melton, both members of the history faculty at Middle Georgia State University, will sign copies of their new book, “"Fuller E. Callaway: Portrait of a New South Citizen," November 14 from 1-3 pm at the MGA Cochran campus bookstore. The bookstore is located inside Georgia Hall on the top floor. It will be part of a grand opening for the Cochran campus bookstore.

Light refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available to purchase. A news release describes Callaway as "an American textile manufacturer from LaGrange, GA,(who) was regarded as one of the leading industrial magnates of the Southern U.S. during the first decades of the 20th century." The biography is published Looking Glass Books in conjunction with the Georgia Humanities Council and the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation. Call (478)934-3041 for more information.