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Visiting Artist Wing Young Huie Returns to Athens for Multi-Venue Exhibit, Lecture

Written on January 11, 2017 at 11:35 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) has organized a city-wide exhibit of a photographic project by visiting artist Wing Young Huie at thirteen venues and pop-up locations around Athens beginning Jan. 24. Collectively titled “We Are the Other: A Photographic Portrait of Athens, Georgia,” the more than 100 images displayed will showcase the people Huie… 

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ACAC to Present Final Public Art Master Plan to Mayor and Commission Jan. 10

Written on January 4, 2017 at 12:13 pm, by

After months of work, the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) is pleased to present a final version of the Athens Public Art Master Plan! This plan has been submitted to the Mayor and Commission and will be presented by urban designer Todd Bressi at the next work session, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January… 

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The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission seeks a part-time assistant

Written on October 12, 2016 at 4:02 pm, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) seeks a part-time assistant to start immediately. This position supports the ACAC to implement the public art program for Athens-Clarke County. The ACAC is an 11-member volunteer commission, and this position is critical to helping keep the work and communications of the Commission consistent and professional as the membership… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Announces New Call for Proposals for Public Art at the World of Wonder Playground

Written on August 24, 2016 at 10:40 am, by

The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit their proposals and images of previous public art projects for consideration in the playground improvement project at the World of Wonder playground at Southeast Clarke Park in Athens, Georgia. The selected artist(s) will work with the ACAC and staff of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure… 

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Request for Proposal: Public Art for the Whit Davis Children’s Park at Southeast Clarke Park

Written on May 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm, by

Request for Proposal: Public Art for the Whit Davis Children’s Park at Southeast Clarke Park (SPLOST Project #16, Sub-project #5) Call Summary: The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) invites professional artists to submit their proposals and images of previous public art projects for consideration in the playground improvement project at the Whit Davis Children’s Park at… 

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Athens Cultural Affairs Commission Announces the Recipients of the 2016 Arts in Community Grants

Written on April 25, 2016 at 2:40 pm, by

Athens, GA – The Athens Cultural Affairs Commission (ACAC) announced today the winners of the 2016 Arts in Community Grant competition (AICG). The Bulldog Annual Bi-Annual and Rabbit Box will each receive a $1500 grant. Of the 20 requests for grant applications, the ACAC received 10 submissions. The submissions included proposals for individual artist public art works,… 

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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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