Mill Hill Community welcomes resident artists

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The gift of art is influencing children in the Mill Hill Community. Guests can now get an up close glimpse of art from artists every single day.

Macon Arts Alliance selected Forrest Sincoff Gard and his wife, Jeni Hansen Gard to lead and organize activities at the Mill Hill Community Arts Center.

“It was an honor to get selected for this and then to be able to just be a part of starting this center and bringing the community here has been a powerful experience,” Jeni says.

The duo have a background in ceramics. However, they started an internship with women at Wesleyan College do the things that couldn’t do. Some of the activities include dance, writing, sculpting and painting.

“It’s just a way to express yourself and to be real, to be who you are,” Forrest adds.

There will be a free community day at Mill Hill Community Arts Center on Saturday filled with hands on activities.

From 11am until noon, there will be free yoga classes. From 12 until 3, summer interns will present what they’ve learned during their internship.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 303 Karlisha Booze joined the 41NBC news team in October 2013 as the producer for 41 TODAY. A year later, reporting for Channel 17, the Bibb County School District channel, was added to her responsibilities. Born and raised in Macon, Karlisha is proud to be in her hometown doing what she loves to do. Karlisha's passion for news began in elementary school where she anchored the school's morning news and got an opportunity to try out for the Junior Journalists at WMAZ. She also performed in commercials with Kids Voting Georgia, for Bibb County and Cox Communications. Prior to working at 41NBC, she was a news intern at WGXA and was later hired as a production assistant and worked as a fill-in anchor/producer for the station's morning news broadcast. Karlisha graduated from Middle Georgia College in 2009 with an Associate of Arts (Communications), from Fort Valley State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communications), and from Ashford University in 2014 with a Master of Arts (Organizational Management). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate focusing on Business Administration. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry and spending time with family and friends, especially her son, Ka'Dence. If you have any story ideas, please pass them along!