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Spotlight: Brenda Durant

NAME: Brenda Durant OCCUPATION: Executive director, Greater Augusta Arts Council HOMETOWN: Great Neck, N.Y.; moved here in 1972. HOW LONG...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/26/art_426408.shtml
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Arts in the Heart festival breaks opening night attendance records

...000 badges Friday despite competition from the nearby Border Bash.Greater Augusta Arts Council Executive Director Brenda Durant said attendance "exceeded all expectations," and beat out opening night numbers from the past two years. Durant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-19/arts-heart-festival-breaks-op
Arts in the Heart to fill weekend with art, music, fun

...festivals in the Southeast.And it's back for its 35th year Sept. 18-20."That first year had one stage," said Brenda Durant, executive director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, which puts on the event each year.The festival has won...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-09-16/35th-arts-heart-fill-
Ramblin' Rhodes: Arts council festival began in 1971, still going strong

...over three days and an estimated 700 local musicians, actors and performers participating.GAAC Executive Director Brenda Durant that year was quoted as saying, "There's nothing else like it. I often think of it like the process of making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-09-17/ramblin-rhodes-arts-c
Plans move forward to upgrade area around James Brown statue

...crosswalk to Augusta Common, which Warner said should be expanded.He and Greater Augusta Arts Council Executive Director Brenda Durant agreed the desired direction for expanding the Common was south, toward Ellis Street, rather than north across Reynolds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-21/plans-move-forward-upgra
The Artside: Start June with celebration of arts

...arttheboxAUG or visitAugustaarts.com.Congratulations to the Greater Augusta Arts Council and Executive Director Brenda Durant (the 2015 Leadership Augusta Service Award winner, and deservedly so) for spearheading this terrific public art...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-05-27/artside-start-june-ce
The Artside: Local artists create on the box, out of the coffee mug

...600 Broad building, the Greater Augusta Arts Council celebrated two initiatives, according to Executive Director Brenda Durant.A reception served as the opening of an exhibit, Authentic, the Aspiration Art Show, and it unveiled the work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-06-10/artside-local-artists
Masters Week Par 3 Party canceled

...called off in Augusta.The Par 3 Party, sponsored by the Greater Augusta Arts Council, won't happen this year. Brenda Durant, executive director of the arts council, said the annual dance party on the Augusta Common was hard to staff during...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2014-03-06/masters-week-par-3-pa
SPLOST Question: What will Greater Augusta Arts Council do with its $2.775 million included in SPLOST 7?

...000 for a public arts master plan and $2 million for public art implementation. According to Executive Director Brenda Durant, the council will use the funds to seek more grants and create public art exhibits, such as sculptures, at each...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-14/splost-question-what-wil
Downtown Development Authority approves transforming traffic boxes into art

...different businesses downtown and hang out. He was a very big part of downtown for a while. I think it would be great."Brenda Durant, the executive director of the arts council, said each artist chosen by a council committee would receive a $1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-14/downtown-de