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‘Art Matters’ updates public art directory

Amber Coleman

February 20, 2014

The face of public art is changing for the Macon-Bibb County area. The Macon Arts Alliance has started a program called “Art Matters,” which is a journalism partnership between the Macon Arts Alliance and Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, where students can work as journali...

Brendan Jamison gives gallery talk

Amber Coleman

February 20, 2014

Irish artist Brendan Jamison recently visited Mercer University to give a talk about his art work and to install a contemporary collage show in the Plunkett Gallery. He has had a lot of experience with doing public art around the world. His most recent project has been “Sugar Metropolis,” a large-scale...

Mercer Educators planning to build a playground

Amber Coleman

February 9, 2014

Mercer Educators in Action (MEIA) is an organization for students on Mercer University’s campus who are pursuing education degrees in the Tift College of Education. The group is actively involved in the Macon community and strives to raise funds for local schools. During last semester, the group raised about $200 t...

Mercer staff solo art exhibit displays colorful variety

Amber Coleman / Cluster Staff

Amber Coleman

January 22, 2014

"A visual concerto" is the self-coined interpretation for Dr. Steve Simmerman' s exhibit, “Arpeggios, Advertising, and Autobiography,” hosted in the Frances Sewell Plunkett Gallery of Hardman Hall. Simmerman is an assistant professor of art in the College of Liberal Arts. This is his first solo art exhibit in the gallery since joining the Art Department. The exhibit displays a...

SHAPE holds first Blitz event of the year

Amber Coleman / Cluster Staff

Amber Coleman

January 22, 2014

On Jan. 14, SHAPE held its second SHAPE Blitz event in the lobby of Connell Student Center. SHAPE stands for Sexual Assault, Hazing and Alcohol Prevention Education. It was started in 2007 to centralize the efforts of different programs and organizations on campus.That effort led to the creation of one group, SHAPE, to focus on those three issues and how they affect he...

Art exhibit showcases Mercer alumni talent

Amber Coleman / Cluster Staff

Amber Coleman

January 22, 2014

“Turn, Turn” is the name of the newest art exhibition at Milledgeville-Baldwin County Allied Arts, a non-profit arts organization. The exhibit at the Marlor House in Milledgeville hosts the work of current Mercer University assistant art professor, Mr. Eric O’Dell, and former Mercer associate art professor, Mr. Roger Jamison. The o...

Mercer Players entertain with dark comedy

Trey Smith / Cluster Staff

Amber Coleman

December 3, 2013

Directed by Scot J. Mann, the Mercer Players opened the comical and charming play, “Love Kills,” by Vladimir Volkoff in the Back Door Theatre. The play is a part of “Exile Is My Country,” the International Colloquium held at Mercer on the writings of Volkoff, a celebrated and provocative Russian and French wr...

Pumpkin lattes: the drink of fall

Amber Coleman

November 9, 2013

In the spirit of Halloween and fall, there are some things that are always associated with this season. The common seasonal aspects that one thinks about around this time are the leaves changing colors, the change in weather, and ghost stories. It is time to pull out those jackets, UGGs and hot chocolate. ...

SHAPE hosts carnival to raise awareness

SHAPE hosts carnival to raise awareness

Amber Coleman

October 25, 2013

For the past couple of years, SHAPE (Sexual Assault, Hazing, and Alcohol Prevention Education) has put on their annual SHAPE Carnival. This year was SHAPE’s fifth annual carnival, and it was held on Oct. 15 on Cruz Plaza from 5-7p.m. The groups is composed of faculty, staff and students who are ded...

Tift holds information session

Mercer Marketing and Communications

Amber Coleman

October 13, 2013

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Tift College of Education hosted a drop-in event at the new Emily P. Meyers Admissions and Welcome Center for any who were seeking a graduate degree in education. The drop-in lasted from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and allowed for anyone interested in pursuing this career path to stop by to chat with current staff members, such as Tracey Wofford. Woffo...

Clever comedy "Tartuffe" opens Player's season

Amber Coleman

October 1, 2013

 Tartuffe, Tartuffe, Tartuffe. What a name, what a man, what a show! Opening at the Back Door Theatre, Mercer Players’ premiered their first show of the semester with a rendition of Moliere’s famous play “Tartuffe.” This play, when it first premiered 1664, was deemed scandalous and was orig...

Mercer's Art faculty hosts annual gallery

Amber Coleman

September 13, 2013

Mercer University’s Art Department annually hosts their Faculty Art Show at the beginning of each Fall semester. This year’s show had its reception on Aug 28 in the newly named Frances Sewell Plunkett Gallery in Hardman Hall. Dr. Beth Stewart featured three of her works in the show: a 24-colo...

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