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Jude Anogwih's art was on display at the McEachern Art Center in Macon, Ga. Jan. 23.

McEachern holds thesis exhibits for MFA graduates 

Ashley Pemberton, Lead Arts & Culture Writer February 19, 2021
Mercer University’s McEachern Art Center has offered its space to a choice group of MFA graduates to exhibit their theses and tell their stories. Each exhibit offers a glimpse into the artists’ worlds, and each piece has a unique story to share.
Handwritten love letters are a sweet Valentine’s Day gift.

DIY Valentine’s Day gifts for lovers, friends, family — or yourself

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor February 8, 2021
Whether you’re celebrating Feb. 14 with lovers, friends, family or yourself, here are some homemade gift ideas.
‘What Lives On’: The power of art amidst the pandemic

‘What Lives On’: The power of art amidst the pandemic

Natalie Yaeger, Lead Lifestyle & Opinion Writer February 3, 2021
Art has the capability to speak when words aren’t enough. No one shows the truth of this statement greater than Tennille Davis Shuster, associate professor of graphic design at Mercer University
Photo provided by Ashley Conlon

Capturing moments amidst COVID-19: How photographers are working during a pandemic

Savannah Smith, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020
Like countless other things, photography has had to adapt to a COVID-19 world. In adapting their craft, photographers around Mercer demonstrated creativity and growth.
Artist and former Mercer University student, Gwendolyn Payton, presented her art exhibit “The Faith of the Dreamer” at the Plunkett Art Gallery Sept. 25.

Mercer alumna’s dreams come true as she receives art degree withheld for 50 years

Ashley Pemberton, Contributing Writer October 7, 2020
Payton set out to achieve her art degree at Mercer University nearly 50 years ago. She completed all of her courses; however, the university did not allow her to exhibit her senior art show because of the racial tension present in the art department at the time.  Now, almost half a century later, Payton’s work is on display at the Plunkett Art gallery in Hardeman Hall for all to see.
Charvis Harrell's art went on display at the McEachern Art Center on Aug 29.

Charvis Harrell seizes Black autonomy amidst America’s white gaze

Ashley Pemberton, Contributing Writer October 1, 2020
Charvis Harrell has been showcasing the disparaging impact of negative Black stereotypes at his art exhibit, “Cartoon Violence: Elegy and Testimony,” at the McEachern Art Center since Aug. 29.
The Wini McQueen exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Review: The stories stitched in Wini McQueen’s quilts

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor September 8, 2020
Best known as a textile artist, McQueen masterfully melds together the craft of quilting with the art of storytelling, often to capture what it means to be an African American woman in the South. 
Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Allman Brothers mural coming to downtown Macon

Ivy Marie Clarke, Arts & Culture Editor August 24, 2020
The Sierra Development Group and Argus Eyed Partners, a community development partnership, has unveiled plans for an Allman Brothers Band mural to be painted between the downtown Lofts at Capricorn and Mercer Music at Capricorn. 
Getting started in poetry

Getting started in poetry

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer April 15, 2020
To get you started, here are some poets I recommend looking into, categorized by style and subject.
Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing

Artistic hobbies to try while social distancing

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer April 13, 2020
Doing things off-screen is incredibly healthy for you, and maintaining your wellbeing is critical right now. Here are some ideas for getting the imagination flowing.
Review: Gary Blackburn’s camera captures the beauty of the Southern landscape

Review: Gary Blackburn’s camera captures the beauty of the Southern landscape

Ivy Marie Clarke, Staff Reporter November 26, 2019
While Blackburn’s early photography work was primarily done in black and white film, these new pieces explore the power of color and digital media.
The first phase of this initiative was to restore the auditorium on Clinton Street to create a community arts center.

Mill Hill East Macon Artist Village revitalizes art community

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer November 21, 2019
The Macon Arts Alliance started renovating the historic cottages along Schell Avenue and Hydrolia Street in order to create living spaces for artists in the community.
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