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'New Paintings' Opens at MGC

'New Paintings' Opens at MGC

An art exhibit “New Paintings” recently opened at Middle Georgia College’s Peacock Gallery in Russell Hall. 

Artist Kip Bradley gave a gallery talk to students, faculty and community members last month.

A Middle Georiga College (MGC) news release says “New Paintings” is a collection of oil enamel of painted geometric shapes on bent, folded and rolled aluminum. Bradley’s works play with depth and perception in a shallow space by playing with materials, said Charlie Agnew, an associate professor of art at MGC and the Gallery Director of Peacock Gallery. “The paint has a physical presence and jumps off the material,” he said.

Bradley’s works contain a visual contradiction between the surface and the flatness of its images with the illusion of depth and space created by the material, leaving the viewer to interpret the images themselves, according to his artist statement.

Hawkinsville Gears Up for 38th Harness Festival

The Harness Festival is scheduled for April 14 through April 16 this year.

The sponsors' fried catfish dinner will take place on April 14.

April 15 will be fireworks and live entertainment.

The 5k, Opening Ceremonies, BarBQ Competition sanctioned by the GA BarBQ Association, Harness Racing is scheduled for April 16.

MGC Presents Battle of the Bands

Middle Georgia College will present Battle of the Bands Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre Dublin. 

Bands of different genres will be competing, with First Place winning $1,000, Second Place winning $500, and People’s Choice winning $350.

Admission is $5.00 for the general public, and free for MGC students with an MGC ID and children 12 and under.

For more information, contact Christy Faulk at 478-275-6768. 

Sen. Tolleson Offers Mechanism to Fund Water Projects

Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) has introduced a bill that creates new options for financing water projects in communities throughout the state. 

That is according to a Senate Press Office news release.

The Georgia Public/Private Water Supply Act of 2011 (Senate Bill 122) will allow state and local governments to voluntarily partner with private investors on the construction of reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects.

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.”

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.