Macon celebrates 200 years of historical past and success with year-long Bicentennial occasions | Coys Information


The town of Macon is celebrating 200 years of historical past and success with a year-long plan of occasions organized by the Bicentennial Committee.

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The town of Macon is celebrating 200 years of historical past and success with a year-long plan of occasions organized by the Bicentennial Committee.

Andrea Cook dinner, chair of occasions and partnerships for the Bicentennial Committee, says planning for these occasions has taken almost 14 months.

“That is our pageant,” Cook dinner mentioned. “This bicentennial will not be for a selected phase of the inhabitants. This bicentennial is for everybody. There have been many who’ve come earlier than us, and so they have performed a whole lot of work, and we rejoice all that work, effort, change, innovation on this Bicentennial.

One occasion deliberate is an artwork exhibit on the Macon Mall.

“We now have an open name, an artist can submit so long as they are a Macon-Bibb resident, and we have now three completely different themes that the artwork present goes to replicate,” mentioned Julia Rubens, artwork subcommittee member of the Bicentennial Committee.

The exhibit is open to artists of all mediums residing in Macon-Bibb County, each 2D and 3D artwork is accepted, and displays Macon’s historical past spanning 200 years and past via three themes: Blossoming, Untold Tales and A Sense of Place.

Rubens says the exhibit provides native artists a chance to showcase Macon’s previous and conceptualize the probabilities for the long run.

“It is not simply specialists making an attempt to find out what the historical past of our metropolis is, when you’ve painted your neighborhood earlier than, when you’ve contemplated a spot or area or park that is essential to you, it is actually making an attempt to place it down. The bicentennial and the historical past and way forward for our metropolis are within the arms of those artists,” she mentioned.

February seventeenth is the deadline for consideration of artworks to be included within the artwork exhibition.

Different bicentennial occasions embody a Macon Trailblazers exhibit on the Tubman Museum and month-to-month historical past shows. The Macon Trailblazers Activists exhibit opens Jan. 20 on the Tubman African American Museum. The Macon200 Shines: A light-weight on Our Journey Bicentennial Historical past Collection, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Basis, can be held Jan. 17 and Feb. 21 at Wesleyan School.

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