Category: Public Art

Public Art piece ‘Grounded Here’ to be re-dedicated on May 23

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Ground Here neighborhood art bench will be re-dedicated in its new home at the newly finished The Salvation Army Royce and Jane Reynolds Center for Worship and Service and Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:00 am at 1001 Freeman Mill Road. The Salvation Army has operated in Greensboro since 1904. They have had several different locations, though never further than a mile or so from downtown Greensboro. In September 2016, they located their Worship Center and Boys & Girls Club in the new facility adjacent to the Southeastern Greenway located just south of the Downtown Greenway.  The connection with the Warnersville Neighborhood and the Downtown Greenway is enhanced with the addition of Grounded Here to the Salvation Army’s campus. Click here for the event invitation.  For more information, contact Barbara Peck at jbpeck@mac.com.

Time Lapse Video of the construction of Woven Works Park

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Have you been to Woven Works Park yet?  It is located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Lindsay Street in downtown Greensboro and is the site of the 3rd cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway.  There are many cool features on the site-- including an interactive playground.  Click here to learn more about Woven Works Park.  We were lucky to be able to capture the construction of Woven Works Park with a time lapse video.  Click here to watch the video.  

Greensboro Television Network features the Innovation Cornerstone on “This is Greensboro”

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Rosemary Plybon hosts This is Greensboro -- a block of programming produced by the City of Greensboro to promote new stories in Greensboro. Rosemary produces the segments about the people, places, and events that make Greensboro a unique and attractive city for residents alike. This is Greensboro airs from 6-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at 12 noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Click here to go to the City's website to find out what channels you can find GTN. Rosemary features the Innovation Cornerstone at Woven Works Park on the Downtown Greenway.  Click here to see the entire segment about the park and all of the elements of play that can be found at the third of 4 cornerstones on the Downtown Greenway.

NEA book on Placemaking features Downtown Greenway

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The National Endowment for the Arts features the Downtown Greenway as one of 13 case studies across the country that focus on creative placemaking.  The NEA's case study says: "The Downtown Greenway Project continues to reinforce the value of public art and the continued opportunity it presents to redefine and revitalize Greensboro."  Dawn Kane with the News & Record wrote a story about the case study; click here to read article. Click here to read the excerpt on the Downtown Greenway from the NEA Publication "How to Do Creative Placemaking: An Action-Oriented Guide to Arts in Community Development."  To read the entire publication, go to the NEA's website.

Instagram Photo Contest of Greensboro’s Lighted Holiday Balls

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  Action Greensboro & the Public Art Endowment have kicked off the holiday season with an Instagram PHOTO CONTEST of Greensboro's Lighted Holiday Balls. Don't miss the chance to post your photo of --- or selfie with-- our local Lighted Holiday Balls in Sunset Hills or anywhere across the city. Click here to get the specifics on the Instagram contest. Note that photos have to be posted to a public Instagram profile. Deadline for posting photos is December 20, 2015. Questions? Contact Action Greensboro at 379.0821

Downtown Greenway Public Art Interactive Map is live!

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Announcing the first interactive map of the Downtown Greenway and the public art that you can find on the completed sections created by the City of Greensboro. Click on each number of the map to find out where the piece is located and the story behind the art. Go to the map. More pieces will be added as construction continues. Click here to see the construction timeline.

Artist Randy Walker selected to create Innovation Cornerstone

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Minneapolis artist Randy Walker has been selected to design and create the Innovation Cornerstone (NE) at the corner of Lindsay Street and Murrow Boulevard.  Randy's work has a relationship to both textiles and innovative play.  Click here to see examples of his work and bio. Timeline for construction of the cornerstone:  Randy will return to Greensboro, June 3-5, 2015 for a series of meetings to learn more about the community to further inform his design for the Innovation Cornerstone.  He will present a formal proposal for the site in July and then begin construction of the piece after approval.  Anticipated installation of the artwork and completion of the site no later than Spring 2016.

Innovation Cornerstone Artists Coming to Greensboro

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Four finalists for the Innovation Cornerstone (NE) will visit Greensboro to share ideas for the next cornerstone on the Downtown Greenway. Each finalist will come to Greensboro for a 3 day visit and will participate in a public presentation of their work and public meeting to get feedback from the community. All public meetings will be at Action Greensboro (203 South Church St) from 5:30-6:30 pm. See public meeting schedule below. For more information, contact Dabney Sanders at dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

Call to Artists for Innovation Cornerstone

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The Downtown Greenway continues to move forward with a Call to Artists for the design of a Public Art Cornerstone and Accessible Playground, including site design, at the Innovation Cornerstone site at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Boulevard. Action Greensboro is seeking submissions of interest and qualifications from professional Artists who currently reside in the United States who will work with their own Artist-led Team to design, fabricate and install the third of four major public art cornerstones to be commissioned for the Downtown Greenway.  The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm on December 5, 2014.  For more information about the Call to Artists, please click here.  Direct questions to Barbara Peck, Greenway Public Art Consultant, at jbpeck@mac.com.