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BCHS One Act to honor memory of local "music man."

BCHS One Act to honor memory of local "music man."

Louis Foster in many ways, was Cochran's "music man."  Foster served as band director for both Bleckley County Middle School and Bleckley County High School for many years as well as teaching music at Middle Georgia State University.  He passed away earlier this summer after a brief illness.

Bleckley County High School One Act Play will be honoring the memory of Foster with their competition piece.  At this weekend's fundraising talent shows A Night with the Strars, it was announced that this year's one act performance,The Music Man, would be dedicated to the memory of Foster.

Community performances of one act will be held in October.  Region 3-AA competition will be hosted by BCHS.

Middle Georgia State's Peacock Gallery beginning Fall exhibitions August 29.

Peacock Gallery, located inside Russell Hall on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University will begin their fall series of art exhibitions August 29 with Luke Buffenmyer:  New Work, Gallery talk/recption  that night at 6 pm.  The exhibition will be on display August 29-September 30.  Gallery hours are 8 am-5:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am-noon on Fridays.

Second annual Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance Sidewalk Art contest August 6.

The Cochran Bleckley Arts Alliance will hold their second annual sidewalk art contest August 6 at 9 am in the building's parking lot (142 E Dykes St) next to the Tessie W. Norris Library.  It's open to children of all ages. Registration is free, materials provided.  Prizes awarded and coffee will be available for parents.

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.