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Gallery Talk and Art Opening at Middle Georgia State March 2.

There will be a Gallery Talk and Art Opening for Ricky Sears' exhibition entitled Breathing: New Plaster Casts, Paintings, and Drawings March 2 at 6 pm in Peacock Gallery.  It's located inside Russell Hall on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State College.  The exhibiton will be on display March 2-27 inside Peacock Gallery.  Hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am-noon on Friday's.

To learn more about Ricky Sears, click here.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library holds old book collection drive.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library holds old book collection drive.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library held the first of two old book collection drives Saturday morning at the old Bleckley County High School library.  Books donated will go toward a used book sale in March.  Another drive will be held at the library March 7 from 9 am-noon.  Donations of books can also be made at Walmart, Walgreens, Trinity Episcopal Church, Cochran Eye Center, and Harvey's amongst many locations.  

Books can also be picked up by calling Susan Thompson, 478-298-1151, or Lynne Sanders, 478-230-0833.

Cochran-Bleckley FOTL collecting old books for used book sale.

Cochran-Bleckley Friends of the Library are collecting old books for an upcoming used book sale.  Books can be dropped off at the old Bleckley County High School Library (9th Street near the Board of Education office) February 21 or March 7 from 9 am-noon.  They can also be dropped off at collection locations including Trinity Episcopal Church, Cochran Eye Center, Harvey's, and Walgreens.  Or, you can have your old books picked up by calling Susan Thompson (478-298-1151) or Lynn Sanders (478)230-0833.

Upcoming Spring Art Exhibition dates at MGA Cochran campus.

Here are upcoming Spring Art Exhibition dates for Peacock Gallery inside Russell Hall at the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State College.

January 26 - Gallery Talk/Opening Reception for Len Davis via Skype at 6 pm. February 23 - Gallery Talk/Opening Reception for Ricky Sears at 6 pm. April 6 – Third Annual Juried Student Exhibition for MGSC at 6 pm 

 

Bleckley band members receive honors

Krissy Trioli and JonHolland Jones, members of the Bleckley County High School band, were selected to the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 11 Honor Band.  Competition was held December 13.  The district is made up of schools covering a wide swath including Lamar and Upson counties.  Both students made first chair with their instruments (flute, euphonium) and both will be part of the GMEA All State Band Finals that will be held Saturday at Houston County High School.

Combined bands helps Bleckley New Year's Eve tradition continue.

Combined bands helps Bleckley New Year's Eve tradition continue.

For the past three years, at least 100 people have spent their New Year's Eve listening to the classic rock sounds of the Cochran-based Double Barrell Band inside the Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance.  This year's show was in doubt due to schedule conflicts.  But late last week, the band announced via their Facebook page the show would go on.

Wednesday night, people again came to the arts alliance to ring in the new year.  This time, it was with a combined effort.  Members of the Double Barrell Band joined forces with Turner Down, another local band founded by Bleckley County High School alumni Paul Turner. The combined effort was called "Double Down."  They performed many of the DBB's familiar numbers along with some  never done including Tom Petty's Mary Jane's Last Dance.

Fourth annual Double Barrell Band New Year's event set.

The Double Barrell Band will have their fourth annual New Year's Eve countdown gathering Wednesday night at 8 pm.  As in past years, it'll be held at the Cochran-Bleckley Arts Alliance.  A post on the band's Facebook page announcing the event states that due to scheduling conflicts with a couple of band members, Wedneday's show will be a combined effort with another band, Turner Down founded by Bleckley County High School Alumni Paul Turner.