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Oconee Artists Exhibition XXXI, Call For Entries

Oconee Artists Exhibition XXXI, Call For Entries

Allied Arts is currently accepting entries for the thirty-first annual Oconee Artists Exhibition. Entries will be accepted through Friday, April 11. This juried exhibition is open to all adult artists (age 18 and over) who live in central Georgia and practice a visual art form. The six eligible categories are drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces for an entry fee of $20.00.

Cash awards include Best of Show award of $100.00, Second Place award of $75.00 and Third Place award of $50.00. All artists will be honored and winners announced at an opening reception on Sunday, April 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Marlor House, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The reception will be hosted by the Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club and the Friends of Allied Arts. The Oconee Artists Exhibition XXXI will be on display through Friday, May 30.

Andalusia Blog: Backyard redux

Andalusia Blog: Backyard redux

 "From the beginning, relations between these birds and my mother were strained."- Flannery O'Connor

One of wonderful things about museum work is the idea of preservation. Preservation is like a thread that sews together past and future. Preservation can engage people in sentimental remembrance of things past (yes, like Proust and his Madeleine) but also introduces others to new things or activities that can still have relevance today but have been lost in a tide of time. For me, the exciting part of my work here at Andalusia is remembrance and discovery of life ways that were part and parcel of life on a Middle Georgia dairy farm during the late 1950s and early 1960s, the “period of significance” (that is preservation-speak for the time period we are focused on interpreting here)... Read More

Andalusia Farm: New Executive Director's Introduction

Andalusia Farm: New Executive Director's Introduction

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

- Saint Francis of Assisi... Read More

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands without power in Central Georgia

Tens of thousands of people are without power in Central Georgia this morning.

About 10,000 people are without power in Bibb County, 10,000 people in Baldwin County and more than 500 in Jones County, according to Georgia Power's map alone.

More than 11,000 of Washington EMC's 15,000 customers don't have power due to blown transformers and downed trees. Washington EMC services Washington, Johnson, Hancock, Baldwin, Warren, Laurens, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, and Wilkinson counties.

Ice storm brings power outages

Ice storm brings power outages

Georgia utility companies say more than 177,000 customers were without power as ice coated trees brought branches and power lines down.

Georgia Power reported that more than 104,000 customers were without power shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 71,000 of them were in metro Atlanta. Another 29,000 customers were in eastern Georgia; and 1,340 were without power in parts of west Georgia.

Andalusia Blog: Relentlessly Perfect

Andalusia Blog: Relentlessly Perfect

It’s no secret Thomas Merton was a big fan of Flannery O’Connor.  If the truth be told, he was a bigger admirer of her than she was of him.  In any case, when she died in 1964 Merton wrote a touching “prose elegy” that was published in Jubilee in November of that year, and later in his book of essays, Raids on the Unspeakable. 

In concluding his tribute, Merton says “When I read Flannery I don’t think of Hemingway, or Katherine Anne Porter, or Sartre, but rather of someone like Sophocles.  What more can be said of a writer? 

I write her name with honor, for all the truth and all the craft with which she shows man’s fall and his dishonor.” ... Read More

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

Winter storm watch for Central Georgia

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for all of central Georgia beginning Tuesday morning until Wednesday afternoon.

A wintry mix is expected for central and southern parts of the state beginning Tuesday afternoon. Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow are likely Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.