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Getting started in poetry

Getting started in poetry

Ivy Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 16, 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 Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 14, 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 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.

Mill Hill East Macon Artist Village revitalizes art community

The first phase of this initiative was to restore the auditorium on Clinton Street to create a community arts center.

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 22, 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.

Review: Katina Bitsicas’ red thread of loss and longing

Katina Bitsicas's

Ivy Clarke, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2019

Katina Bitsicas is the current visiting artist at Plunkett Gallery. Bitsicas’ exhibit, entitled “Revive,” explores themes centered around coming back to life even with death edging close. She uses the motif of red thread, commonly associated with human connection, to symbolize loss and longing.

How to Get Involved With Mercer’s Arts Organizations

Bearitones perform at the 2018 Cultural Expo. Photo by Thais Ackerman.

Elizabeth Tammi and Julianna Tollett

August 26, 2018

If you’re new to campus, or maybe just interested in getting more involved on campus, Mercer University has several arts-related student organizations you can get involved in. MUSIC University Choir: The Townsend School of Music has several choral ensembles, some of which are audition-based. But ...

Welcome to the Macon arts scene

The Big House Museum in Macon, GA. Photo from Wikipedia Commons.

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018

For Mercer’s newcomers, the city of Macon has plenty to discover, especially from an artistic standpoint. Read on to find how you can get in on the scene. MUSIC Macon has a storied history in the world of music, with bragging rights as an influential home to music legends like Otis Redding, Li...

Mercer’s Senior Art Exhibit comes to the Tubman Museum

Graphic design students Megan Gates and Bethany Alexander prepare for the 2018 Senior Arts Show.

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2018

Mercer University will be hosting the senior art exhibit at the Tubman Museum in downtown Macon from April 27 through May 12. The exhibit will feature artwork in a variety of mediums from both the graphic design students and the fine art students. Ranging from vibrant skateboards to bar branding,...

Plunkett Gallery hosts new exhibit ‘Emerging Forms’

Jenna Eason, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2018

The Plunkett Gallery in Hardman Hall at Mercer University will have its current exhibit called “Emerging Forms” up until Friday, March 23. The work in the exhibit was created by still life photographer Whitney Ott who graduated from Mercer University in 2008 as an English literature major with a p...

Mercer Artist: Emily Brewer

Emily Brewer sits with her water colors and paint brushes explaining her technique for her illustrations. The piece in front is titled,

Elliot James, Lead Writer

February 2, 2018

Emily Brewer remembers painting in the kitchen with her grandmother at their family home in Ohio. Both her grandparents are painters and owned a hobby store near where they lived. Getting paid in quarters, as Brewer puts it, she worked in the family arts shop rearranging and dusting products. ...

Nutcracker themed Festival of Trees welcomes all to this holiday highlight

The famed Nutcracker ballet is this year's Festival of Trees theme.

Elliot James, Lead Writer

December 8, 2017

The classic Nutcracker ballet has taken over the Macon Museum of Arts and Science annual Festival of Trees. The largest fundraiser for the museum is celebrating its 31st year. Festival of Trees will be on display at the museum on 4182 Forsyth Road until Jan. 14. The exhibit is a collection...

Black history mural crowns Mercer Village

Artist Joereal Numina paints a mural on the exterior wall of Indigo Salon on Coleman Avenue in 2017. The mural is named “Cultivating New Tones on the Spectral Stage of History.”

Elliot James, Lead Writer

December 7, 2017

The mural spans the length of Indigo Salon on the edge of Mercer Village on Coleman Avenue. It is made up of vibrant hues of purple and blue spray paint, highlighted with white, shaded in black. In the center stands Martin R. Delany, who served as the first African-American field grade officer in ...

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