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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Announces Third Annual Arts in Community Grants

Written on January 21, 2016 at 3:25 pm, by

Athens, GA – In an effort to promote creative placemaking in the Athens community, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites local organizations, groups, and artists to submit applications for its third annual Arts in Community Grants competition. The deadline for application submissions is Friday, February 26, 2016. Grants will support projects or events in… 

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Visiting artist will offer “outdoor living rooms” for Athens citizens

Written on November 23, 2015 at 1:48 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission will present the second suite of a series of events to gather citizen input for the development of a master plan for public art in Athens, GA, Dec. 1–5, 2015. Coordinated by public art planner and consultant Todd Bressi — who has visited Athens twice before to advance the project… 

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Plan Maestro de Arte Público del Condado Athens–Clarke Cuestionario de Arte Público

Written on November 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm, by

La Comisión de Asuntos Culturales de Athens quiere saber qué piensa del arte público en el condado de Athens-Clarke – murales, esculturas y otras obras de arte que se pueden encontrar en los edificios y en los espacios públicos en todo Athens. Usted puede ayudar compartiendo su opinión sobre lo que hace de Athens un… 

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What Can a Visiting Artist Bring to Athens?

Written on October 11, 2015 at 11:40 am, by

By Todd W. Bressi, public art planner The Athens Public Art Master Plan process includes a unique feature, three guest artists who will visit Athens for a week at a time to provide insight into opportunities for public art in Athens. How does bringing artists from St. Paul, Cambridge and elsewhere lead to a plan… 

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Blog post and lecture slides for “Can Art Ignite Change?”

Written on October 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm, by

Public art planner Todd Bressi gave a talk at the Athens-Clarke Library on August 27. A blog post and the slides from his presentation are now available here:

Two Artist and Creative Economy Roundtables

Written on October 4, 2015 at 12:27 pm, by

Two Artist and Creative Economy Roundtables, proposed by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission How can public art help shape our community’s future? Join in the discussion with ACAC and the Master Public Art planner, Todd Bressi, on October 13 at 1 p.m. at Broad 9A (160 Tracy St. #10) and then again on October 14… 

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Athens radio appearances by public art master planner and visiting artist

Written on October 4, 2015 at 12:22 pm, by

These two radio appearances are part of a series of events and visits by Todd Bressi, public art master plan consultant, and Seitu Jones, visiting artist: Monday, October 12, tune into WUGA (91.7 and 97.9 FM or at 2:20 p.m. for an interview with Todd Bressi and Seitu Jones as part of the Athens… 

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“Art and Love,” a lecture by Seitu Jones

Written on October 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm, by

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites the public to meet Seitu Jones, a public artist from St. Paul, Minn., who will discuss his award-winning work in a lecture on October 13 at 6 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library, Appleton Auditorium. Jones will discuss his work as a visual artist who creates large-scale public artworks —… 

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Athens Public Art Survey

Written on September 22, 2015 at 9:12 am, by

You can now help Athens’ public art master plan process by sharing your thoughts about what makes Athens a unique place, and how public art can be part of its future. Follow this link to a brief and simple questionnaire that will help give the master plan consulting team deeper insight into Athens, its valued… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission seeks 3 new members

Written on September 15, 2015 at 7:18 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking 3 qualified candidates to each fill a 3-year volunteer position. The mission of the ACAC is to foster the development and enjoyment of performing, visual, cultural and other arts in the Athens-­Clarke County community; to make recommendations to the Mayor and Commission on development and promotion of… 

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