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The Madison Artists Guild invites you to discover egg-stra special art
Adults may also enter a “Grown Up Egg Hunt” for coupons and goodies hidden in high-value prize eggs from area merchants. A $10 donation is suggested for the Egg Hunt, and each prize egg will contain much more than $10 worth of goodies from these donors:
Bake, Rattle and Roll
Barkin’ Dogs Shoe Co.
Bumble B Books
Chop House Grille
Le Petit Jardin
Madison Tea Room
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
Morgan County Citizen
Rutledge Frame Shop
Spa at the James Madison Inn
Steffen Thomas Museum of Art
That Pizza Place
Town and Country
Yesterday’s Cafe in Rutledge
Printed in the March 22, 2012 edition
High school students learn that it’s a small world delegates tackle global issues at Ga. U.N. assemblySubmitted by editor on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 16:22.
As it turns out, it is a small world after all. Seven students from Morgan County High School (MCHS) discovered truth in that maxim the weekend of Feb. 19-21 when they went to Atlanta for the Georgia United Nations Assembly (GUNA).
Printed in the March 8, 2012 edition.
One day Morgan County High School art teacher Ty Manning gave his students left-over cardboard boxes from new SMARTBoards. He said he was leaving the classroom but gave specific instructions that when he comes back, they better have built something epic.
“I like to do a lot of psychological warfare on them,” Manning claims. “But I’m not really a psychologist. I’m more a psycho.”
In a room swathed with student graffiti and globs of paint on the wall, it’s no surprise they prepared something out-of-the-box for AFLAT (A Funky Little Art Thing), an annual exhibit at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center that will showcase student artwork and live music on March 1.
Student-teacher Taylor Southerland had the idea of putting a unique spin on going green.
She was inspired by "Wasteland," a film about a Brazilian photographer, who made art out of garbage and took portraits of landfill pickers, while incorporating the very trash they were digging.
So Manning’s class decided to recreate famous works of art, using recyclable materials, dirt and red clay.
“We basically found out a lot of teachers don’t recycle,” Manning said.
Manning said that he’s not the kind of teacher that will tell his students what to do, step by step.
“I’d rather you fail miserably and learn than me tell you what to do and you not think for yourself,” he said. “That’s the beauty of art, I think.”
Tom DuPree III
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