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Flannery O'Connor on Ready Reference

Flannery O'Connor on Ready Reference

In our office Craig and I have a set of books close at hand that we can to turn to quickly to answer visitors' questions or to provide us with ideas for blog and Facebook posts.  Among the titles on our "ready reference" shelf are Jean Cash's and Brad Gooch's biographies; At Home with Flannery O'Connor (Craig Amason and Bruce Gentry, eds.); and, of course, The Habit of Being (filled with post-it notes to mark interesting passages in the letters).  There is one other book we have that is required reading for the serious O'Connor scholar: Flannery O'Connor: The Contemporary Reviews. ... Read More

Georgia College Announces Second Newell Scholar

Georgia College Announces Second Newell Scholar

Georgia College is proud to welcome Leon Johnson as the Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Distinguished Scholar for the spring 2014 semester.

Johnson is an educator and convergent media artist. His work includes painting, sculpture, installation, performance, food events, print media, video, photography, bookmaking and curatorial practices.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Johnson now lives in Detroit where he is involved in theater productions, community engagements, art making and education. He also co-directs Salt & Cedar Letterpress with his partner Megan O’Connell, and is the co-founder of the experimental school, Emergent Futures Lab.

SPOTTED | Andalusia Farm's Cow Barn Project

SPOTTED | Andalusia Farm's Cow Barn Project

Andalusia Farm's cow barn project was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal's blog.

Deep Roots Festival in October

Deep Roots Festival in October

Allen Stone, Shovels and Rope, Wet Willie, The Greenway and Rock U AllStars perform this month Saturday, October 19 at the Deep Roots Festival.

Also catch the artist market, BBQ cookoff, Kid Zone and car show!

See all details at deeprootsfestival.com

Andalusia Blog: With Love from New York

Andalusia Blog: With Love from New York

It is indeed ironic that nearly fifty years after her death, Flannery O'Connor is finally getting her due from The New Yorker.  Even more ironic is the fact that the magazine is devoting so much space to a work of a religious nature.  I think Flannery would find it pretty unbelievable that the esteemed journal that once rejected her cartoons and dismissed her prose, would deign to publish a review of her forthcoming prayer journal in the Sept. 16th issue (unfortunately, the article is unavailable online without a subscription). ... Read More

"Speaking Highly of the South" Exhibition by Stan Strickland

"Speaking Highly of the South" Exhibition by Stan Strickland

Allied Arts invites you to “Speaking Highly of the South” an exhibition of paintings by artist Stan Strickland. The Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club and the Friends of Allied Arts will host an opening reception honoring the artist from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, October 6 at the Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The public is invited to attend.

With a career that spans five decades, Stan Strickland has established himself as the preeminent ambassador of the Old South, a talented chronicler of a simpler time. His sensitive and dignified portrayals of life in his native southland in the mid-nineteenth century have delighted art collectors the world over.

Atlantic City Ballet brings "Dracula: The Ballet" to Milledgeville

Atlantic City Ballet brings "Dracula: The Ballet" to Milledgeville

The Atlantic City Ballet Theatre (ACBT) will conduct a two day residency in Milledgeville on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 8 & 9.  The residency will conclude with a main stage performance of “Dracula: The Ballet” on Wednesday, October 9, at 8:00 pm in Russell Auditorium on the campus of Georgia College & State University (GCSU).  Tickets for the performance are $15.00 each.  Georgia College students are admitted with their Bobcat ID. Ticket prices for members of the Friends of Allied Arts are $12.00.

   In addition to the main stage performance on Wednesday, October 9 the  Atlantic City Ballet Theatre residency in Milledgeville will include a master class for dancers enrolled in the GCSU Dance Minor Program and two performances for students at Baldwin High School. Eighteen dancers from the GCSU Dance Minor program will join ACBT on stage for the performance of “Dracula: The Ballet”.