Artist Emergency Relief Fund Available for Gig-Artists
A new Artist Emergency Relief Fund was initiated by representatives of a special consortium
of local arts non-profits, who met to discuss the impact of Covid-19 and its negative
effect upon local Gig-Artists, contracted, or self-employed artists of all disciplines
including visual, musical, literary, performance, etc. The Artist Relief Fund is made
possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of the CSRA and The United Way of
the CSRA. The Fund is overseen by the Augusta Cultural Arts Consortium, a consortium
of local arts non-profits: Augusta University Department of Art & Design, Gertrude
Herbert Institute of Art, Greater Augusta Arts Council, Jessye Norman School of the
Arts, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, The
Augusta Players, The Morris Museum of Art and Westobou.
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Be Boundless: Erica, Photography Student
New concentration in Animation coming fall 2019
Our new Concentration in Animation prepares students to be professionals, competing
in a wide range of fields related to animation. Students will utilize cutting-edge
techniques to create strong portfolios that include a range of creative skillsets
that explore motion, performance, aesthetic appeal, visual communication, and expression.
Our program includes the latest in software related to 3D modeling, aesthetic development,
preproduction, 2D and 3D animation, technical animation, and visual storytelling.
Sculpture faculty and students finish the semester with an iron pour
Visiting Artist Profile: Shanequa Gay
Contemporary artist Shanequa Gay’s collaboration with gallery director Shannon Morris is currently on display in the
Mary S. Byrd Gallery. In the video below, Shanequa Gay and others discuss the artist's work and the social
issues she reflects.
Art Student Awarded Wier/Stewart Scholarship for Summer Visual Arts Residency at Chautauqua
Arthur Youngblood is the recipient of this newly-formed scholarship through the Chautauqua
Institute and the local design firm Wier/Stewart (Alex Wier and Daniel Stewart). The
scholarship is designed to fully cover seven weeks of room, board, and tuition for
study at the prestigious Visual Arts Program of the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua,
Art Students Win ADDY Awards
Graphic Design students David Thompson and Olivia Michelle Robinson won a total of
five American Advertising Awards (ADDY Awards) for 2017, representing the Augusta
Region. This is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition,
conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF).