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Hot Corner Mural Updates

Written on May 10, 2019 at 11:34 pm, by

left: Elio Mercado in progress, top middle: Mercado, bottom middle: Broderick Flanigan with one of his murals (photo by Nik Nerburn), right: Mercado’s Hot Corner Mural concept sketch   The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce that preparation and installation of a new mural, Hot Corner: An Athens Legacy, on the east side… 

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Cooperative Extension Service Center + Fire Station #2 Artists Selected

Written on May 7, 2019 at 7:12 pm, by

Concept drawings of Hale/McCarron’s “Origins” and Hussey’s “Hero’s Path”    The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to announce the selected artists for two new SPLOST-funded public art projects on Cleveland Road. Athens-based artists David Hale and Peter James McCarron will create a sculptural work, “Origins,” for the new Cooperative Extension Service Center. Aaron… 

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FREE Screening: Minding the Gap

Written on April 2, 2019 at 11:35 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a FREE screening of the film Minding the Gap as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Athens-Clarke County Library on Sunday, April 14 at 3:30PM. Following a screening, producer Diane Quon will participate in a discussion with the audience. ABOUT THE FILM: Welcome… 

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2019 Arts in Community Grant Recipients

Written on March 22, 2019 at 4:30 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Arts in Community Grant competition. Classic City Wax: Vol. One (a local hip hop compilation LP), LatinxFest, and the Athens Rising: Panel Series will each receive a $1500 grant. “From live performance to permanent art installations, Arts in Community Grants are… 

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Southern Circuit Screening: Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Written on March 7, 2019 at 12:16 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission presents a FREE screening of the Academy Award-nominated film Hale County This Morning, This Evening with director RaMell Ross as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the historic Morton Theatre on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7 PM. Following the screening of the film,… 

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Seeking New ACAC Members

Written on March 5, 2019 at 2:49 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill 3-year volunteer positions.    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 practices and… 

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Public Feedback on Jackson Street Art Walk

Written on February 18, 2019 at 4:36 pm, by

The ACC SPLOST committee is currently accepting comments from the public regarding SPLOST 2020 project proposals. The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission invites the public to give feedback on their current proposal to create a Jackson Street Art Walk. The Jackson Street Art Walk project includes planning, design and construction of street and pedestrian improvements between… 

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Hot Corner Muralist Announced

Written on February 11, 2019 at 12:38 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce the selected artist for the upcoming Hot Corner Mural (to be completed on the side of the Morton Building this June). Of over 40 applicants from around the country, our selection panel (comprised of community members with past or present ties to Hot Corner and its… 

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2 New Calls for Art!

Written on February 4, 2019 at 10:30 pm, by

  The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce 2 new calls for public art. Application deadlines: Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Call for Public Art – Cooperative Extension Center The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit a proposal and images of a visual public art concept for the Cooperative… 

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2019 Arts In Community Grants

Written on January 16, 2019 at 12:16 pm, by

2018 Recipients: West Broad Farmers Market: Juneteeth Celebration, A Seat In The Shade Poetry Series, Parkview Youth Mural Workshop The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission is pleased to announce our sixth annual Arts in Community Grants (AICG) competition. Communities across our nation are engaging artists and designers to enhance their neighborhoods and public spaces with projects,… 

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