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Artist in residence

Bobby Ellis, president of the Americus-Sumter County Arts Council, presents ­a $500 donation to Sarah Speir, director of the Georgia Southwestern State University Office of International Programs, for the Masankho Kamsisi Banda Cultural Arts Residency, Nov. 2-5, entitled ‘Creating Community through the Arts and Culture’ as part of GSW’s ‘Windows to the World’ global learning initiative. Special events include Nov. 4 ‘Celebrating Our Cultural Identities: Stories from Malawi’ in the morning and Celebrating Life through Dance’ in the afternoon. Call 229-931-4627 for more information.