Downtown Artistic Showcase Expo Debuts
Fasten your seat belts Central Georgia! If the downtown artistic showcase expo called Macon the Stage is anything like its kick off, then local residents are in for a real treat.
During the April press social, Land Mindz, Inc., president Dr. Shelton Land, the brainchild behind Macon the Stage, suddenly surfaced as BOSSEE following a short briefing to the media by Land Mindz, INC Public Relations Director, Erika R. Land. BOSSEE is Land Mindz, Inc.’s face and the star of many of the plays produced, directed and written by Shelton Land. Through the colorful, charismatic character, Dr. Land welcomed all present and personally ushered to the microphone two Macon based finalists from the Black Entertainment Television hit gospel competition show Sunday Best, to provide reporters and MTS supporters with a taste of what Central Georgia can expect the first weekend of June.
“Macon the Stage engages people in under served areas where cultural arts are lacking and offers chances for creative brilliance to be showcased,” said Land during the press event. “This occasion aims to recapture the old axiom, that in order for an artist to make it, he/she had to come through Macon.”
Affectionately referred to as “the stage where the community and arts engage,” the downtown artistic showcase-expo Macon the Stage, which doubles as a fundraiser on behalf of the Macon-Bibb County Department of Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts program, recently made its debut.
A weekend long artistic expo is scheduled for June 6–8 and will take place at Shadows Interactive Dinner Theatre (438 Second Street) in downtown Macon. Sponsored by Land Mindz, Inc., Shadows, and Visionary Communications, Macon the Stage is designed to impact the entire community in a very positive way according to MTS officials. The initiative will encompass a multitude of informative/educational workshops for youth and adults, enriching activities involving different artistic settings, and interactive opportunities designed to empower individuals from all diverse cultural backgrounds or unique communities.
An exclusive, red carpet/velvet rope reception will jump start the weekend on the evening of June 6, followed by a day of educational workshops and an evening time special event entitled, “Lyrical Canvasses,” featuring area visual artists painting on canvas to the sounds of poetry and music on June 7. The expo will conclude on Sunday, June 8, with a networking social and artistic showcase featuring established and aspiring artistic professionals, including two Macon based finalists from the hit Black Entertainment Television gospel competition show Sunday Best.
To contact Macon the Stage presenters regarding donations and event participation, call 478-254-0277 or 706-461-2417. More MTS information can be obtained by visiting www.landmindz.org/maconexpo.