Best of the Best: Knock back the mulligrubs

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This week is all about finding creative and inspiring activities to push back the winter doldrums. With the ground saturated, and outdoor activities curtailed, it’s a good time to check out indoor happenings in Madison and the surrounding area. I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to take our community history and cultural arts for granted. Assembling this list, I am reminded again of just how much we have to be thankful for. I know, I’ve jumped on this horse before but it bears repeating. We are fortunate to live in Morgan County where residents take an active roll in preservation, and cultivating the arts. Listed you’ll find current and upcoming activities to relieve cabin fever and knock back those winter mulligrubs. If you like what you see, and are not a member of these organizations, consider the advantages membership offers.

Perk Avenue, Madison Live Music: January 16th, 8:30pm – The Beer Bottle Rockets January 22nd, 8:30pm – Rocky Creek Band January 30th, 8:00pm – One Hit Wonderland Morgan County African-American Museum Mapp-Gilmore Exhibit February 28 @ 2:30 pm – April 29 @ 4:30 pm Madison Morgan Cultural Center Visual Arts: Jack Davis January 22 – April 17, 2016 Cultural Center Galleries Performing Arts: Lily’s Crossing Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:30 am & 11:30 am, MMCC Auditorium Suggested for grades 3-8, Run time: 1 hour. Community: 15th Annual Madison Antiques Show & Sale Preview Party & Early Buying on Thursday, February 25. The Show and Sale continues on Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 10am – 5 pm. OLLI @UGA, Madison Lecture Series: For individuals 50 years and over The Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940 Geraldine H. Williams Thu Feb 4, 2:30-3:45 From “Good Golly Miss Molly” to “Ramblin’ Man,” the Evolution of Southern Rock, John Lyndon Tue Feb 23, 2:30-3:45 Steffen Thomas Museum: Mixed Mania: An Exhibition of Works by University of North Georgia Dahlonega Studio Art Majors Opening Reception: Saturday, January 30th, 3-5PM Exhibition: January 30 – March 5 Madison Artist Guild: Exploring the Senses Ongoing exhibit through April 10, 2016 The Oak Room James Madison Inn.

Madison House Museums Rogers House Rose Cottage Heritage Hall: home to the Morgan County Historical Society Georgia Museum of Art: Athens, Georgia http://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/on-view/girlhood-needlework-in-colonial-and-antebellum-georgia”Georgia’s Girlhood Embroidery: “Crowned with Glory and Immortality” Now – February 28, 2016 Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery II http://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/on-view/george-segal-everyday-apparitions”George Segal: Everyday Apparitions Now – March 6, 2016 Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Gallery http://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/on-view/twists-and-turns-sculptures-by-alice-aycock”Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock Now – September 4, 2016 Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden “http://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/upcoming/tools-of-the-trade”Tools of the Trade January 30, 2016 – March 13, 2016 Boone and George-Ann Knox Gallery I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Herber Holbrook and Charles B. Presley Family Galleries “http://georgiamuseum.org/art/exhibitions/upcoming/david-ligare-california-classicist”David Ligare: California Classicist February 13, 2016 – May 8, 2016 Virginia and Alfred Kennedy, Philip Henry Alston Jr. and Lamar Dodd Galleries Follow on: Twitter @cbestdiscovery and Instagram @cbestdiscovery and @watertowerlandmarks. Share what you’ve discovered @bestdiscovery@aol.com

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