Arts Festival 2019

Arts Festival 2019 Theme: The Fear of Color

April events include a film series and a Raku Firing on the Macon and Cochran campuses.

Andy Davidson, author of the horror novel, "In the Valley of the Sun," will be our featured speaker.

Andy Davidson

Check back this week for the list of films showing, along with the times and locations of all of our events. 


Arts Festival 2018 Theme: Adaptations


  • Musician, Dean Brown
  • Playwright, Winsphere Jones
  • Artist, Daniel Montoute
Sponsored By Student Life and Media, Culture, and the Arts (MCA)

The MGA Arts Festival brings artists, writers, dancers and musicians together to celebrate the arts. It is a cultural event for the students of Middle Georgia State University and the central Georgia community. Each year's festival is centered around a specific theme determined by the Arts Festival Committee, made up of faculty from the Department of Media, Culture & the Arts.

All events are free and open to the public. The festival is funded with student activities dollars.


Dean Brown - live in concert

Dean Brown creates world fusion music that includes reggae and organic roots, music that is all about adaptation. You can hear his music and learn more about his storytelling on his Facebook page.

live music and storytelling

Time: noon - 4:00 p.m.

Macon Campus: Student Life Lobby
Tuesday, April 3rd
Cochran Campus: Georgia Hall
Wednesday, April 4th


"Amagolian Blue" by Winsphere Jones

Winsphere Jones's play, "Amagolian Blue," is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in tribal Africa.

Amagolian Blue

"Winsphere Jones has ties that go back a long way to this campus; he got his start in theatre at the Macon State College ..." (now known as Middle Georgia State University) "... in 1993 when he acted in his first play ONCE ON THIS ISLAND produced by the Impromptu Players, the former theatrical performance group on campus. Since then, his writing and direction have been recognized throughout the state. In 2013, he and his troupe of actors won the Best Play Award at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and in 2014, he was recognized as Best Director at that same festival. In addition to writing and directing theatre, Mr. Jones also composes poetry and is working on his first novel. His works are frequently performed at Ampersand in downtown Macon and he has become well known for his unique style of writing and his vivid imagination." - Sydney Chalfa, former Associate Professor of Theatre and Communications and current Adjunct Professor

Macon Campus: Arts Complex (COAS Theatre)
Thursday, April 5th at 7 p.m.




The Art of Business with Daniel Montoute

including a live demonstration of a ...

Collective Mural Project

The Art of Business with Daniel Montoute

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Cochran Campus: Russell Hall 201
Monday, April 9th
Macon Campus: COAS 124
Tuesday, April 10th

Daniel Montoute is the owner of Ampersand Guild, which is also a partner of Middle Georgia State University. Ampersand Guild is a space for artists to create and display their art and performance. Ampersand Guild also leases space for public and private events. Mr. Montoute will share his experience as a local business owner in the arts. His talk will present subjects regarding: 

  • Art gallery
  • Co-Op
  • Small business
  • Grant writing
  • Event planning
  • Networking
  • Marketing


Collective Mural Project

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Cochran Campus: Alderman Hall
Monday, April 9th
Macon Campus: COAS 236A

Artist, Daniel Montoute, will demonstrate the process of creating a mural using multiple images and independent pieces, then collectively placing them in his work. It resembles a puzzle, also referred to as exquisite corpse, which is an adaptation of the original objects or works.