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Share your thoughts on the preliminary Public Art Master Plan

Written on April 21, 2016 at 5:02 pm, by

Urban designer Todd Bressi and the ACAC have been hard at work putting together an initial draft of our Public Art Master Plan for Athens. The plan will serve as a roadmap and series of guidelines for development of public art in Athens-Clarke County over the years to come. Below are slides Todd has put together… 

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Schedule for visiting artist Wing Young Huie

Written on April 20, 2016 at 8:31 am, by

Wing Young Huie is in Athens conducting a demonstration project of public art that involves engagement with a variety of constituencies in Athens. Asking strangers to ask each other questions, he then asks the participants to answer a key question that was raised and write their response on a chalk board, which they then hold while… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission to host Public Art Master Plan open house, artist

Written on April 15, 2016 at 9:31 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) will host an open house event to provide information on and collect public input about the Athens Public Art Master Plan on Thursday, April 21 in the Lounge Gallery of the Lyndon House Arts Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event will include the participation of visiting artist Wing… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Seeks Qualified Candidates for 3 Positions

Written on February 9, 2016 at 9:46 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is seeking qualified candidates to fill three 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 policies… 

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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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