—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation
We are pleased to announce our schedule of exhibitions and educational programs for the YEAR 2020. This year’s schedule will be our busiest and most robust schedule thus far. We will be on the road more this year and expanding our partnerships with other organizations and municipalities.
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Some of the foundation’s 2020 partners include the following: City of Andalusia, Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce, Lower Alabama Arts Coalition, Covington County Historical Society, City of Florala, Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, University of Alabama, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Jasmine Hill Gardens & Outdoor Museum, Montgomery Art Guild, Elmore County Art Guild, Tallassee Community Development Corporation, Tallassee Area Chamber of Commerce, McCraney-Cottle Arts Council, Trinity Episcopal Church, and Watercolor Society of Alabama.
Photographs shown above offer previews of our DAC Foundation 2020 events.
In keeping with the foundation’s mission to preserve cultural history, promote the arts, and help stimulate and promote the area’s creative economy, sites like the City of Andalusia have been strategically selected for inclusion in the DAC Foundation’s “On The Road” exhibitions and programs. Andalusia was an obvious choice. The City of Andalusia is doing a fantastic job in so many areas. For a city with a population under 10,000, their downtown revitalization projects are among the finest to be found anywhere. The impressive series of outdoor murals by Alabama’s professional muralist Wes Harden and the beautifully restored and repurposed historic school buildings are only part of the city’s commitment to the preservation of history and the promotion of the arts. Other indicators of the city’s commitment to the humanities include the Church Street Cultural Arts Centre, Three Notch Museum, Andalusia Ballet, and the Lower Alabama Arts Coalition Gallery, all of which are located in or near the downtown area. And, not to be overlooked is Andalusia’s annual “Christmas in Candyland,” named one of the South’s top holiday attractions. This event brings thousands each December to downtown Andalusia. If you have never attended this fantastic event, it is a must-do, especially for families with young children. The foundation will maintain a presence in Andalusia the entire month of August. The Andalusia exhibition with feature Dixie Art Colony artist Carlos Alpha “Shiney” Moon, who lived the majority of his life in Covington County. Follow the link for more information.
At the foundation’s February 20, 2020, “Lunch & Learn” program, additional partnerships, research projects, and plans for 2021 exhibitions and programs under development will be discussed. At a later date, times and exact locations for events will be posted at DixieArtColony.org.