New Downtown Macon Gallery Featuring MGA Art Prof's Work

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 6:10 PM
Category: College of Arts and Sciences

Macon, GA

Ampersand Guild, a new artist-run space and cafe in downtown Macon, will feature some of the work of D.L. Simmons, Middle Georgia State University assistant professor of art, at its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25.

Simmons is an inaugural Fellow of the Ampersand Guild and will be present to discuss his innovative printmaking processes. His work from multiple series will be featured and available for purchase.

In addition, the gallery section of Ampersand Guild Hall will feature the work of recent MGA graduate Debbie Ealer and other members of a newly founded cooperative of artists made up of Middle Georgia State students and alumni - the Ocmulgee Artist Guild.

The Ampersand Guild Hall is available for varied use by artists and the general public. The space supports a wide variety of programming, including the exhibition of visual art works, artistic installations, musical and theatrical performances, workshops, communal studio areas and a computer lab. It is located on the second floor of 503 Fifth Street in downtown Macon.

For more information, contact Becca Balmes, owner, Ampersand Arts, at or 478-621-7758 or 202-725-7631. The guild's website is at See Simmons' art at

Image: A piece by MGA art prof D.L. Simmons.