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Mercer Artist: Caleb Brown

Mercer Artist: Caleb Brown

Jayla Moody, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Showcase

Caleb Brown, a senior psychology major and art minor from Fayetteville, Georgia, came to Mercer University to study physical therapy and to play football. “I just decided to pursue art full time in January, and now in March I’ve already reached over half of my goals,” Brown said. Brown has bee...

5 things to start your day: Hoverboard ban, Cruz Plaza’s over 100-year-old tree chopped down, Winter Storm Jonas and more

5 things to start your day: Hoverboard ban, Cruz Plaza’s over 100-year-old tree chopped down, Winter Storm Jonas and more

Marin Guta, Digital Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Five things to start your week, Showcase, Uncategorized

On top of old oaky You've may of noticed that Cruz Plaza is a little less shady, or the fact that there's a mound of dirt near the bear statue. Well, Mercer's ground maintenance team cut down an over 100-year-old Swan Chestnut Oak tree as a safety precaution because the tree was rotting, according to the...

New Art Installments come to Tattnall Square Park

New Art Installments come to Tattnall Square Park

Taylor Drake, Contributing Writer

December 2, 2015


Filed under News

Public art is adding a new dimension to Tattnall Square Park’s natural beauty. Mercer University’s faculty and students have installed a new collection of art pieces throughout Tattnall and officially unveiled the entire showcase Saturday, Nov.14. “The shows are switched out every five months ...

Artistic innovators show off art and gadgets at Make-End Festival

Artistic innovators show off art and gadgets at Make-End Festival

Summer Perritt and Katie Atkinson

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Tech

The Make-End Festival  celebrates "makers" or people who create original art, craft or technology-based works at Make-End Festival at Tattnall Square Park.

Hardeman Gallery growing roots

Hardeman Gallery growing roots

Carina Plasencia

November 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Charlie Agnew's art exhibit is meant to make the viewers feel as if they are in a forest. Check out these pictures from the gallery:

Mercer Artist: Alex Harper, Visual Artist

Mercer Artist: Alex Harper, Visual Artist

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

“People thought I was weird [in high school] because I made art. So, I made more.” Although Alex Harper’s high school classmates questioned his motives, nothing stopped him from committing to his passions: drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, graphic design, and practically every other form o...

Typical Sounds Creating Atypical Art

Typical Sounds Creating Atypical Art

Sterling Neill, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This month, local artist and engineer Ernesto Gomez will display unusual pieces of artwork in the Plunkett Gallery of Hardman Hall, home to Mercer’s art department. Gomez’s exhibit showcases an arrangement of everyday sounds recorded around Hardman Hall. “Every building has a voice and re...

Mercer Students Bring Art to Residents of Local Housing Project

Mercer Students Bring Art to Residents of Local Housing Project

Laura Ann Harrell, Contributing Writer

September 9, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

A new student-run arts program launched on Aug. 31 seeking to bring the joy of creative expression to residents young and old of the Tindall Heights public housing project. One of the volunteers for the program is Gabrielle Carter, a sophomore nursing major at Mercer with a talent for art. She works w...

University to turn old art deco building into state-of-the-art studio and gallery

University to turn old art deco building into state-of-the-art studio and gallery

Sarah Pounds, News Editor

August 31, 2015


Filed under News

Mercer University’s art department is planning on expanding their offerings next fall, and to make the space, they are turning an old downtown art-deco style building into a top-of-the-line studio and gallery space. The department is going to be adding a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in addition to the Bach...

Majors Spotlight: Mercer’s three arts departments

Mary Lathem, Arts and Lifestyle Editor

August 13, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Welcome to Mercer! If you are consider- ing an arts major, you’re in luck – Mercer University values excellence in the arts in a way that only a small, tight-knit univer- sity can. Of course, arts majors aren’t for everyone; choosing this path guarantees a college experience full of unique chal- lenges. That said, arts majors at Mercer can expect car...

Public art displayed on vacant building

Public art displayed on vacant building

Bailee Kitchens

October 24, 2012


Filed under Uncategorized

The College Hill Initiative wants to bring public art to downtown Macon. The Facade Squad and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia have answered the call with a mural located on a vacant commercial building on College Street. Facade Squad began the process almost two years ago as they applied...

Professor Spotlight: Gary Blackburn

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February 8, 2011


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Tucked away on the second floor of the Hardman Art Building is the darkroom that photography students use to create unique prints for pinhole and black and white photography.  Professor Gary Blackburn knows how to guide and push his photography and sculpture students to help grow their creativity and...

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