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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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City seeks art for Republic Square
Art in Public Places, a program of the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department, is seeking to commission a professional artist or artist team to create a permanent exterior public artwork for Republic Square Park. Professional visual artists who live and work in the state of Texas are eligible to apply. The total budget for this project is $105,000. The program’s aim is to commission works of art that advance public understanding of visual art and enhance the aesthetic quality of Austin’s public places. An Artist Information Meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 16 at the Cultural Arts Division offices, 201 E. 2nd St. Online applications must be submitted by May 21 through www.PublicArtist.org.
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