Cultural Center to host celebration

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By Tia Lynn Ivey

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The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) will be celebrating its members at the end of the month, while hoping to recruit even more.

The event, called “The Star of the Season is You!” is meant to encourage current members’ continued support and to attract new members. 

“The Star of the Season is You! You, our members are our greatest asset.  The arts inspire us, foster creativity, and bridge the gap between people in the community.  The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center provides programming in the arts that extends to all ages. Whether viewing an exhibit, watching a performance, or listening, to music you can experience beauty in a time of chaos,” said Kate Rackoczy, marketing director for the MMCC.

According to the MMCC, the center currently has 450 active members.

“The cultural center is the heart and center of the artistic community in Madison,” noted Rita Dennard, membership chairman of the board.  “When people become members here they are supporting this important part of the community and they get benefits for becoming a member.”

The MMCC  announced new membership benefits, including the special Members ONLY event “The Star of the Season is You!” which will take place on  Sunday, August 27 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the MMCC Hall on Foster Street. The event will feature a sneak peek of the upcoming events and programs throughout the rest of 2017 and into 2018. Beer and wine will be served along with light appetizers. Admission is free, but the MMCC asks that guest RSVP by August 18. Email reservations to membership@mmcc-arts.org or call 706-342-4743.  If you are not a member, you can register online. Enjoy 10 percent off new memberships purchased before August 27, 2017! Visit www.mmcc-arts.org for ticket information, or call 706-342-4743 for more information.

MMCC officials are eager to add more members to help support the work of the cultural center. According to Dennard, “We serve as an educational tool in the community, with 20,000 guests each year who come to visit our museums and visual arts programs.”

“We have a simple mission to conserve and protect our 1895 school building and to also bring quality programming to the region,” explained Dennard. “Art and cultural and education bring quality to life and expands our perspective on the world. That’s what we try to bring here.”

“We would love for the community to come out and partner with us. We would love for people to become acquainted with us to see what we offer to the community,” added Kim Brown, director of the MMCC.

The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center is a multi-disciplinary non-profit institution that endeavors to enrich the lives of the residents of its immediate community and the broader region by presenting high-quality programming and educational opportunities in the fields of visual and performing arts, history, and other humanities. MMCC will preserve and interpret its historical 1895 building and will cooperate with other organizations which have mission compatible goals.  For more information about the Cultural Center, please visit www.mmcc-arts.org or call 706-342-4743 (855-233-0598 toll-free).  The Center is located at 434 S. Main Street, Madison, GA 30650.

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