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August 10, 2014 12:00 AM

AFTER HOURS: Local talent apparent in recent art opening, theater performance

The “Figures” exhibition on First Friday at Macon Arts Alliance brought home a Macon connection who describes his work as “folky pop art.” James Schroeder, a high school history teacher by day, found his history muse in art when he had an epiphany in what he describes as a “creepy junk shop.” He bought some doors and started depicting history with multimedia collages of famous names, which had been mind-numbing statistics to his bored teenaged students.

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