After 10 successful years as the Executive Director of the UrbanArt Commission, it is hard to believe that Carissa Hussong is leaving to head up the Metal Museum, but we are happy that she will still be close by at an organization that is close to our hearts.
As we approach our 10th Anniversary, we are in an excellent position to look forward, as well as to the past. Under Carissa’s tenure, the UAC grew from a small program within ArtsMemphis, formerly the Greater Memphis Arts Council, into a robust arts organization that has had and will continue to have an impact on the landscape of our community. Since the UAC's inception, we have completed over 70 projects throughout Shelby County and have approximately 26 projects in design or fabrication. Both Memphis City Schools and the City of Memphis are committed to percent for art and we have a long list of clients, including the Memphis Area Transit Authority and the Riverfront Development Corporation, that have incorporated public art into their building programs. In the upcoming months, we will celebrate ten years of public art with an exhibition at the Memphis College of Art and a series of temporary public art projects.
The board has begun a national search to find someone who will embrace the original vision and guide the organization into the next ten years.
Please visit our website for a link to the job description and application guidelines.
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