Artists Visits for Selection of Downtown Greenway Freedom Cornerstone

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The Downtown Greenway is commissioning the last of the 4 cornerstones called the Freedom Cornerstone to be located at the corner of Murrow Blvd and Gate City Blvd. The theme of “Freedom” was inspired by the City’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, especially the non-violent protests of the pivotal 1960 Greensboro lunch-counter sit-ins that served as a catalyst to the larger movement. Racial justice and equity have played an important role in shaping our city and defining its identity. The selected artist will be asked to explore this history in depth as they conceive of a vision for the artwork. Over 65 artists from around the country submitted artist proposals for the cornerstone.  Four artists have been selected to come to Greensboro to share their vision for the cornerstone artwork with the public.

Public meeting will be held for each of the 4 artist(s) to give presentations on their work and their vision for designing the Freedom Cornerstone if selected. The public meetings below are free and open to the public. All public meetings will be held at the Historic Magnolia House, 442 Gorrell Street in Greensboro.

October 22 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artist Radcliffe Bailey from Atlanta, Georgia.

November 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists David Wilson and Stephen Hayes from Durham, North Carolina.

November 12 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists Norman Lee and Shane Albritton from Houston, Texas.

November 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists Ayokunle Odeley from Stone Mountain, Georgia and Walt Havener from Durham, North Carolina.

Click here to read the press release on the artists visits and here to read recent article in News & Record by Dawn Kane.

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