Holly J. Alderman, MPA

Holly has been active in arts programs throughout her lifetime. She served on the Athens Public Art Task Force in 2010 to design the public art policy. She also helped develop an inventory of local public art.

Marc Beechuck

Marc is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and University of Georgia with degrees in the field of Urban Planning. He has been an Athenian since 2006 often cooking in local establishments and wandering through our parks with his dogs. Marc believes visual art, performance and discussion are sensible tools for community development, not to mention that we should all lighten up a little bit.

Jan Hebbard

Jan is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Clemson University with degrees in the field of History and Public History. Since 2008 she has worked as the Outreach Archivist at the Richard B. Russell Library at UGA, a political archives focused on preserving and sharing collections that document the intersection of politics, policy, and culture in Georgia. Her focus there is creating engaging programs and exhibits that help the public connect with history, and building collaborations across the campus and Athens community. She loves bingo, themed costume parties, and exploring local parks and trails with her husband Adam and dog Clarke.

Laura Hoffman

Laura brings to ACAC her experience as an artist (dance, film, theater), producer, fine arts administrator, development officer, dance movement therapist, and graduate of the UGA Landscape Architecture MA program. She’s lived in Athens 14 years; longer than any of her other many locations including NYC, LA, Chicago, Santa Fe, Brattleboro, VT. Her diverse background reveals a dedication to personal and community expression via the arts, and the built environment.

Michael Lachowski

Michael is an artist and photographer in Athens with a BFA in photography from the University of Georgia and is the public relations coordinator at the Georgia Museum of Art. He is a co-founder of the seminal Athens band Pylon, has run a store and ad agency, Candy, and publishes the culture magazine Young, Foxy & Free in Athens, Atlanta and Savannah. He regularly exhibits his art and photography and has work in the collection of the High Museum of Art and many private collections.

[Note: there are new members, this list will be updated as soon as possible.]