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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Carver gets a new leader
The city’s George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center has named Carre Adams its new leader. His full title is lead curator and arts manager, after four years of serving as associate curator and coordinator of exhibitions. He replaces Bamidele Demerson, who left the museum this spring to take a position in Oakland, Calif. Along with his curating and other creative responsibilities, Adams will be heavily involved in administering $7.5 million in bond money for facilities improvements at the center. Voters approved that funding in November 2018 as part of a $128 million package to refurbish and expand local cultural facilities. At one point in 2018, representatives from several cultural centers and music and arts proponents banded together to push for a far larger bond package, but the city’s bond election task force, and ultimately City Council, scaled that request back.
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