Short excursions to two photographic exhibitions are worth the trips. Both are on display through March 25.
"HomeLands" by Robb Hill -- previously featured in The New York Times' Lens blog and NPR's Picture Show -- is being presented by Middle Georgia State University. Hill, a commercial photographer and instructor who lives in Atlanta, has traveled the world on assignment for such publications as US News & World Report and The Christian Science Monitor. He said the project started as a documentary "to record the land where I grew up before big machines erased it." Review samples of the photographer's work and read more about "HomeLands" at www.robbhill.com. See the exhibition in MGSU's Russell Hall Peacock Gallery. Call 478-934-3043 for more information.
Allied Arts presents "Peaceful Nature," an exhibition of tranquil moments by Lisa Wheeler, an award-winning photographer who focuses on nature. Wheeler is a natural talent who grew up in Atlanta taking after-school and summer art classes at Chastain Park, Callanwolde and the Art Institute of Atlanta. Primarily a self-taught artist, her work called "Georgia Cotton Field" currently hangs in the Washington, D.C., offices of Georgia Sen. David Perdue. See "Peaceful Nature" at the John Marlor Art Center Gallery in Milledgeville. Call 478-452-3950 for more information.
VIEW THE MOVIE
The Macon Film Guild will screen "Youth," the critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama this Sunday. This Oscar and Golden Globe nominated film is a story about the struggle between age and youth, past and future, life and death, and commitment and betrayal.
The film premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it competed for the Palme d'Or, the highest prize awarded at the festival. Starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda, it also won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at last year's European Film Awards.
Screenings of "Youth" are scheduled on Sunday at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the historic Douglass Theatre. Call 478-742-2000.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Elaine Neil Orr, Campbell-Stripling Distinguished writer-in-residence, appears at Wesleyan College next week. The professor of English at North Carolina State University is author of a 2003 memoir, "Gods of Noonday," which reflects on her experiences as a daughter of missionaries in Nigeria. See Orr speak and read from her book at the Taylor Amphitheatre at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday and at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 478-757-5181.
Contact Melanie Byas at email@example.com.