January Third Thursday: Public Art and Built Environment

Submitted by Laura Gray McCann on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 21:01
Start Date
End Date
Venue Name
University Club of Memphis
Venue Address
1346 Central Avenue
Venue City
Venue State
Venue Postal Code
Register URL
Contact Email
AIA Memphis January Third Thursday
{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"2019 was filled with news of groundbreaking developments that will shape the Memphis landscape for generations to come. Long-awaited projects, new projects, new construction and renovation \u2014 many of them directly and indirectly serving Memphians and tourists alike. In 2019 alone, the UrbanArt Commission, Memphis\u2019 independent non-profit developing public art and urban design, worked with artists and neighborhoods to develop 26 projects currently in-progress serving Memphis communities. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Since its founding, UAC has commissioned over 120 works of art that have been placed in neighborhoods around Memphis. UAC manages and is a leading partner on City-led initiatives such as Blight Out, Memphis 3.0, and the District Mural Program, including the ongoing management of the City\u0027s percent-for-art program. UAC also manages projects for both private developers and businesses to augment the investment being made in our public infrastructure and our artist community - a natural partner in our profession\u2019s ability to shape our city\u2019s built environment for the better, for everyone."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"At the helm of the UAC is Executive Director Lauren Kennedy, who has led the organization since 2015, developing the a number of new and expanding existing programs, largely in partnership with cross-sector partners both in Memphis and beyond.Lauren will discuss the intersection between public art and the built environment as it pertains to the architecture and design industry, as well as give an update on exciting projects and partnerships on the horizon, including UAC\u2019s partnership with the Memphis Convention Center Board of Commissioners and City of Memphis to develop new public art as part of the $200M convention center renovation project."]]]]}
{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["strong"],["em"],["a",["href","https:\/\/aia-memphis.square.site\/","target","_self"]],["a",["href","mailto:lgmccann@aiamemphis.org?subject=RSVP%20Jan%20TT%202020","target","_blank"]]],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"$25 for members\/corporate partners\/students"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"$30 for non-members "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,1],2,"includes lunch"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"RSVPs are required by Tuesday, January 14"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Payments: AIA Memphis accepts exact cash or checks payable to AIA Memphis, or "],[0,[2],1,"pay online."],[0,[],0," If paying cash or check at the event please RSVP"],[0,[1],1," "],[0,[],0,"to "],[0,[3],1,"lgmccann@aiamemphis.org "],[0,[],0,"or call 901.525.3838 to reserve your spot."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Cancellation Policy: All cancellations after the end of the day on the registration deadline date provided, in addition to no-shows, will be billed."]]]]}
{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["strong"]],"sections":[[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Lauren Kennedy"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Lauren Kennedy has been working at the Urban Art Commission (UAC) as Executive Director since January 2015. Kennedy brings to the organization extensive project and event management experience and a sincere enthusiasm for contemporary art. In this role, she has been invited to speak at WESTAF\u0027s Future History of Public Art Symposium in Honolulu, Hawai\u0027i, ArtBAB (Art Bahrain Across Borders) in Manama, Bahrain, and UNFOLD in Dubai, UAE about public art processes and the current state of public art in America. She was previously the Partnership Manager for Ballet Memphis, where she focused on collaborative projects and opportunities with creative individuals and other organizations around Memphis. Prior to Ballet Memphis, Kennedy was the Program Manager for the Dallas Art Fair, overseeing the various logistics of the three-day, contemporary art fair. Kennedy was also the founder and director of Southfork - Memphis, an alternative space for art and conversation from 2015 - 2017. She was a Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts Fellow at Rhodes College where she received a Bachelor\u0027s of Art in Art History in 2008. Kennedy was named one of Memphis\u0027 20\u003C30 by the Memphis Flyer in 2014, a 2016 Young Cultural Innovators Fellow with Salzburg Global Seminar and to Memphis Business Journal\u2019s 40 Under 40 list in 2019. "]]]]}
{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["a",["href","mailto:lgmccann@aiamemphis.org","target","_new"]]],"sections":[[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"This could be YOU! Want to sponsor this Third Thursday or an AIA Memphis event in 2020? "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Let us know! "]]]]}
Event Type
January 2020 Third Thursday
Members Only
Tile Sizes
Use on Homepage
SEO Keywords
continuing education, public art, development, built environment
Temp Draft
[{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T21:01:07+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":"created"},{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T22:13:01+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":null},{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T22:17:13+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":null},{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T22:18:33+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":null},{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T22:18:38+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":"published"},{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T22:19:59+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":null},{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T22:21:13+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":null},{"updated-date":"2020-01-09T22:21:19+00:00","author-name":"Laura Gray McCann","author-id":"1432A879-4591-4B12-B09D-0201268D265C","action":null}]
Suppress Tile Description
Register Button Text
Ready to Publish
Embargo Date
Expiration Date
Hide Ads