McEachern Art Center presents Crosstown closing First Friday reception 


After an extended run, McEachern Art Center (the MAC) will close a group exhibit called Crosstown that showcases faculty artists from around Middle Georgia, including Mercer University, Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University. There will be an informal closing reception with light refreshments on April 7 from 4-8 p.m.

Crosstown is a collaborative show that unites collegiate art departments across Macon’s burgeoning cultural scene.

“This year we’re culling the academic crowd to an intercollegiate league. In the spirit of friendly competition, we’ve asked local professors to show off their strengths in our galleries ahead of the big show,” Dunn said.

Professors and instructors showcased include Charlie Agnew, Dennis Applebee, Luke Buffenmyer, Hazel Caldwell, Craig Coleman, Ben Dunn, Yvonne Gabriel, Eric O’Dell, Shannon Riddle and Tennille Shuster. 

The reception on April 7 will be a part of the final showing weekend for the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and several of the artists will be on hand to answer questions and discuss their work. This will coincide with April’s First Friday in downtown Macon, featuring an art gallery walk from several institutions.

The show will be on display until April 8. The MAC is located at 332 2nd St. in Macon. Admission is free and open to the public during gallery hours, 4-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Media and educators may access the gallery outside of normal hours by appointment.

The gallery will be closed during regular operating hours April 13-15 to install Mercer’s annual senior show from graduating art department students. This show will open on April 21 and will be a part of BEAR Day, a student research exhibition.