Open Records with Deborah Gonzalez

Arts & Culture Initiatives in Athens

April 29, 2019

Ready for another amazing episode? Athens is often referred to as a music town - but the arts and culture that make up the core of our city far expand the limited scope of just a music label. Tune in this Sunday as we hear from Erin Mullins Barger, project manager of Envision Athens, about the true role of arts and culture in our community, the Envision Athens CREATE subgroup and what's next, including how can you be a part of what's hot and happening. Sunday, 5 pm, WXAG Athens, Ga, 92.7 FM.

Hailing from the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Erin Barger has worked in community development for two decades. She began her career serving adults with disabilities, going on to work in refugee resettlement, serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in China for two years, and then returning to attend graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill before moving to Athens in 2009. Erin worked for nearly a decade to address poverty across north Georgia, when she was invited to serve as a volunteer Steering Committee member for Envision Athens. Today she serves at the Project Manager for this movement, compelled by the vision of Athens reaching her full potential in unity, prosperity, equity, and compassion. She strives to live by the Athenian oath in hopes that she will transmit the city more beautiful and greater, to her children and others.