Knight Arts Blog | Macon Needs More Artist Collectives | Arts & Culture
By Jonathan Dye, Knight Arts Blog
In 2004, I co-founded an artist collective that went on to have exhibitions in Macon and throughout Georgia for more than six years. We called ourselves the “Three Cities Group Artist Collective,” and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
While attending the opening reception for “Pack a Pistol” at the Tubman Museum, memories of those years flooded back to me. Members of the Smoke School of Art Collective offered a fascinating gallery talk during the reception, which spurred my fit of nostalgia. The Smoke School, comprised of professors and students and professional artists ranging in age from mid 20s to early 50s, reminded me of the power of being part of a collective.