Jen Waters and Jesse Dunn are Patron members of Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Here, they discuss why becoming active ACAC members was a no-brainer for them.
Which ACAC exhibition has made the biggest impact on you?
Jen: “The first exhibition we attended together was Sex Drive in the fall of 2011. I was worried that Jesse wouldn’t have a good time and told him to bring a friend to keep him entertained. Turns out he loved the exhibition and then discovered the studio artist program. We became members that night and have never looked back. My personal favorite exhibition is probably Day Job: Georgia as it spoke eloquently to the delicate balance between creativity and daily survival.”
What’s been your favorite experience at ACAC in the past year?
Jen: “I like nearly all aspects of ACAC. I particularly enjoyed the Kevin Kruse lecture in May.”
Jesse: “I enjoy the Open Studios events the most. It provides the opportunity to see works in progress and talk with an artist about their work. The experience has led me to begin collecting. As an engineer, I really appreciate the idea of how artistic projects are conceived and built.”
What do you enjoy most about being an ACAC member?
Jen & Jesse: “We both value knowing that the contributions we make to ACAC directly benefit both artists and the community. While preserving the art of the past is necessary and important, places like ACAC respect the voice of now.”