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Public Input Meeting

The Contemporary Austin and Pease Park Conservancy invite the community to a public input meeting at the Lamar Senior Activity Center (2874 Shoal Crest Avenue) on October 11, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to review two proposed public art installations that will be a part of the City of Austin's Art In Public Places program. Both art installations will be presented at the Arts Commission's October meeting for final approval.

As Austin’s only museum solely committed to artist-centric projects and collaborations, The Contemporary Austin offers exhibitions, educational opportunities, and events that spark conversations and fuel the city’s creative spirit at its downtown campus at the Jones Center on Congress Avenue, its sculpture park at Laguna Gloria, and at public spaces through the Museum Without Walls program. The Contemporary in collaboration with David Deming, artist and former dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, look forward to bringing Mystic Raven back to the Austin community at Pease Park after thirty-five years. More information on the artist and his work can be found at www.demingart.com.

The Pease Park Master Plan was unanimously approved by the Austin City Council in October 2014. A key recommendation outlined in the Plan was the introduction of public art in the park. With that in mind, the Conservancy is excited to announce that Patrick Dougherty has agreed to create one of his internationally-acclaimed Stickwork sculptures in Pease Park. More information on the artist and his work can be found at www.stickwork.net.

Questions and comments about The Contemporary Austin’s Museum Without Walls installation of David Deming’s Mystic Raven can be sent to Nicole Chism Griffin at ncgriffin@thecontemporaryaustin.org. Questions and comments about the Pease Park Master Plan and Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork sculptures can be sent to Andrew Gill at andrewgill@peasepark.org

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