Author Archives: Mary Bickerstaff

Albany State Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala

This year, Albany State University’s Blue and Gold Scholarship Gala will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Proceeds from this event will raise scholarships funds for our current and prospective students. In an effort to reach the community, we are asking businesses to consider placing a window cling about the Gala for their customers to see  

Attached is an example of the window cling design. The theme for this year’s event will be a “Garden Tent Party – En Blanc,” with white-inspired garden chic attire. We hope you will also consider supporting ASU by purchasing tickets or sponsoring the event.

If you are interested in placing a window cling or have any other questions, please feel free to email advancement@asurams.edu.

Downtown Albany Master Plan Visioning Workshop

Join Downtown Albany Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Imagination Theater @ The Flint RiverQuarium

117 Pine Avenue Albany, GA

We want to update you on the latest results from the Kickoff Meeting, discuss what the Albany Market can withstand in the future, share our latest ideas, and most importantly, offer opportunities for you to provide input on the master plan as how to improve Downtown Albany.

For more information, visit project website:

https://albanydowntownmasterplan.spuarespace.com

or Contact: Lequrica Gaskins (City) 229.483.7665 lgaskins@albanyga.gov

Jia Li (Consultant) 470.751.2521 jli@tsw-design.com

 

After School Art Club starts Jan 31st

MONTHLY AFTER SCHOOL ART CLUB STARTS JAN 31 AT THE AMA

New Albany Museum of Art Program Is for Middle, High School Students

[For Release Jan 24, 2022 – Albany, GA] ─ The After School Art Club, a new monthly educational program for middle and high school students, debuts Monday, Jan 31 at the Albany Museum of Art.

The club will meet 4-6 pm on the last Monday of the month. Meeting dates are Jan 31, Feb 28, March 28, April 25 and May 30.

Geared toward middle and high school students, the club meetings will begin with a focus on building fundamental drawing skills. AMA Director of Education and Public Programming Annie Vanoteghem will be instructor for the classes.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get together with others who enjoy art while enhancing their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “A creative, supportive environment can be just the spark young artists need to take their talent to a new level.”

Students will learn basic techniques, such as shading, controlling tones, composition, and drawing methods. As the class progresses, students will learn how to recreate an image on paper using pencils, charcoal, chalk pastels, and/or oil pastels. All needed materials will be provided by the AMA.

“Those who have never engaged in art will be able to get a firm grasp of the fundamentals, then expand their skills,” Vanoteghem said. “Students who have already taken art classes will be able to work on their skills and improve them.

“Whatever a student’s personal goal is, spending time with others who enjoy art and seeing your skills progress will be rewarding and fulfilling. Plus, our club members may start new long-lasting friendships with some of their fellow students.”

Each session is $15, or a student can sign up for all five sessions for $60. AMA members get a 20% discount, and a family with more than one child attending the same session receives a 10% discount.

AMA EXHIBITIONS

The Way of Life, Works by Ray Pierotti is in the Haley Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Prismatic, Works by Melissa Huang is in the East Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Ordo naturalis, Works by Eric Mack is in the McCormack Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

African Artifacts of Spirituality and Identity is in the Hodges Gallery Jan 20 -April 23, 2022.

Escape Plan, installation by Elinor Saragoussi, is in the West Gallery.

ABOUT THE ALBANY MUSEUM OF ART

The Albany Museum of Art is located at 311 Meadowlark Drive in Albany, Ga., adjacent to Albany State University West Campus just off Gillionville Road. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.  The Albany Museum of Art is open to the public 10 am-5 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.  Admission is free.

For more information about the AMA please visit our website, www.albanymuseum.com or call 229.439.8400. Be sure to follow the @AlbanyArtMuseum on Twitter, AlbanyMuseum on Instagram and AlbanyMuseumOfArt on Facebook.
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Buffalo Rock is hosting an onsite job fair!

Buffalo Rock is hosting an onsite job fair!! We will have onsite interviews & candidates will be able to meet with managers.

When: Monday, January 21, 2022

What time: from 1PM-4PM

Where: 435 Allied Drive Columbus, GA 31906

All positions = $1250 Sign-On Bonus

Warehouse Department

Positions start at $13-15 hr (or more based off performance)

Shift is from 1PM-Until Monday-Friday

Retail Department

$50-55,000/Annually for CDL Positions + bonuses

Shift is from 5:30am – Until Monday-Friday, 4 day work week with 1 day off during the week, & off Saturday & Sunday!

Daily Rate of $150 Per day + handling fee*

$1000 Sign-On Bonus for CDL Positions

$500 Quarterly Bonus

Please make sure to have candidates put in an application at www.buffalorock.com/careers

 

The Shoe Box

Congratulations to the Shoe Box, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. The Shoe Box is a family-owned small business that specializes in work and casual shoes and accessories. Since 1962 their family has strived to make sure you get the small store feel of great customer service with a knowledgeable staff while providing you the selection of a big box store. They also operate Work Shoe Mobile, bringing safety shoes needed by employees to their place of work. Brands include Ariat, Reebok, Twisted Boots, Wolverine and Timberland Pro, just to name a few. They are located at 2528 Dawson Road.

Bandit and the Babe

Congratulations to Bandit and the Babe, this week’s Albany Area Chamber Star Business. Bandit and the Babe is a unique boutique that carries premium brand women’s clothing and accessories. Brands include Amuse Society, Beach Riot, Billini, Daydreamer LA, Free People, NIA, Pistola, Show Me Your MuMu and more. The sales consultants offer personalized styling tips and help to create a client’s one-of-a-kind look. Bandit also carries shoes, accessories and home and body must haves. Check them out online at www.banditandthebabe.com or visit them at 249 Pine Avenue. Suite 101

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast ~ February 3rd, 2022

Sponsored by ALDON – Albany Dougherty National Prayer Committee

2406 Ashford Drive   Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

December 1st, 2021

Dear Friends,

The ALDON Committee wishes to thank you for your previous interest in the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast and extends to you an invitation to our 45th annual event.  The breakfast is sponsored by the Albany Dougherty National Prayer Committee (ALDON) and will be held 6:30 AM Thursday February 3rd, 2022 at Merry Acres Event Center 1500 Dawson Road, Albany, Georgia 31707.

The purpose of the breakfast is to join in prayer with others for our city, nation and world.  We believe that prayer in God is the key to overcome the challenges in our Good Life City.  This year our featured speakers will be: Reverend Dr. Bob Moon, retired pastor and VP Church Relations and Chaplain at The Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Ga.  Bob has served at Christ UMC Albany and Valdosta First UMC among his 43 years of appointments.  He was born in India to missionary parents. He received his BA from Asbury University and Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary in Church Leadership.  He and wife Betty have two children, Josh and Sarah, and six grandchildren.  Mayor of Albany, Kermit S. Bo Dorough Jr., will also address the community on his plans for 2022. Our Theme:  THE MEASURE OF OUR FAITH based on Romans 8:28. Our ability to thank God for challenging experiences.  Other community leaders also will be participating in the program.

Tickets are available to purchase at ALDON 2406 Ashford Drive Albany, Ga. 31721.  Mail your $20 for each ticket or you may wish to purchase a table of 8 for $160. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 225 West Broad Ave. Albany, Ga.  You may contact Larry Price, Chair for further information.  Only 240 tickets are available for purchase and reservations are required. Deadline will be January 27th, 2022 or when tickets are sold out so get your tickets early.

Because of the cost involved in this effort, no complimentary tickets will be available.  Due to Covid 19 we had to cancel 2021. Thank you for your past attendance and we look forward to seeing you again Thursday February 3rd, 2022 at Merry Acres Event Center.

Sincerely,

Larry Price, Chair ALDON

2406 Ashford Drive

Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

Cell 229-317-3900

Email price2406@bellsouth.net

Thursday February 3rd, 2022, Time: Breakfast 6:30AM, Program 7:00 AM-8:15AM

Merry Acres Event Center 1500 Dawson Road Albany, Ga. 31707

$20 per ticket made out to ALDON and mail to 2406 Ashford Drive Albany, Ga. 31721-9245

Deadline for reservations January 27th, 2022 (or when tickets sold out)

Speakers:  Rev. Doctor Bob Moon and Mayor Kermit S. Bo Dorough, Jr.

Tickets available from above Larry Price or Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 225 West Broad Ave.  Check or Cash please.  No Credit Cards