[image-1]After three years as director of Redux Contemporary Art Center, Seth Curcio told his board of director last week that he will be resigning effective Sept. 5, 2008. A search for a new director will begin immediately.

A press release issued today outlined Curcio’s achievements during his brief tenure: a 35 percent increase in the nonprofit organization’s operating budget, expansion of its educational outreach programs, a membership increase of 110 percent, and an upgraded staff.

Curcio plans to pursue further development of the online art publication called Dailyserving.com, which he founded in 2006. He also plans to get back into the studio and to write a book.

News of his resignation comes weeks after Curcio emerged as a leader in organizing panel discussions to address Charleston’s ongoing venue problem. One of the venues under threat is Redux. Its lease with the real estate development company PrimeSouth expires at the end of 2009.