Drawn to Macon 2: Art Exhibit Returns

Craig Coleman's art on display at the Macon Arts Alliance. Photo by Marianna Bacallao.

Craig Coleman's art on display at the Macon Arts Alliance. Photo by Marianna Bacallao.

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The Macon Arts Alliance is hosting an art exhibit for the second year in a row named “Drawn to Macon 2”. The exhibit centers around the ideas of the different types of drawing, and mainly focuses on art that pushes the boundaries of what has previously been done.

This exhibit features art from several local artists and art professors, including Mercer’s own Craig Coleman.

“The works in the show all use drawing techniques but push the boundaries of common notions of how a drawing is defined,” Coleman said.

Last year, the exhibit was featured at the Macon Art Gallery and presented the works of over 10 artists in the Macon area.

This year, only six artists were featured at the exhibit. These artists are Craig Coleman, Craig Hawkins, Kalina Winska, Luke Buffenmeyer, Laurel Robinson and William Avenel.

The inspiration behind the exhibit was centered on questioning conventions. Coleman explained that he and the other artists are trying to push the boundaries of what is considered standard or typical drawing.

The artists in the show and myself are trying to make work that gets people to see the category of art called “drawing” in a new or different way. One that breaks with their expectations,” Coleman said.

The event opened on Feb. 1 and is set to run until Feb. 22. It is being held at the Macon Arts Gallery on First Street in downtown Macon and is free to the public. You can learn more about this exhibit by finding the event on Facebook.

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