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Artist

Art can inspire, energize and induce a positive emotional response. For this reason, we are committed to featuring more visual art into the total experience of our customers, visitors and attendees. In keeping with the City of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP), several iconic pieces were commissioned as part of the capital improvement budget for the original construction of the Austin Convention Center and subsequent additions. In addition to the public art collection, the Austin Convention Center Department began acquiring additional works by some of the region’s most accomplished artists, which can be found in various spots throughout the facility. Keep your eyes peeled for any of these exceptional works during your next visit!

Jack White

This inspiration began during a five year stay in Athens Greece. I walked daily past the Temple of Zeus and its many columns on my way to teach art classes at the Greece School of New York College.

The “Totem” series combines the Greek column image with that of the Giryama post of southeast Kenya. The combination of these elements formed a “Neo” (new) beginning and added a much different approach to my art making.

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Artist: Jack White

Neo-Totem #8