Category: Public Art

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. October 22 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artist Radcliffe Bailey from Atlanta, Georgia. Meeting will be held at the Historic Magnolia House, 442 Gorrell Street in Greensboro. November 6 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists David Wilson and Stephen Hayes from Durham, North Carolina. Meeting will be held at the Historic Magnolia House, 442 Gorrell Street in Greensboro. November 12 from 5:00-6:00 pm for artists Norman Lee and Shane Albritton from Houston, Texas. Meeting will be held at the Historic Magnolia House, 442 Gorrell Street in Greensboro. November 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm for artists Ayokunle Odeley from Stone Mountain, Georgia and Walt Havener from Durham, North Carolina.  Meeting will be held at the Historic Magnolia House, 442 Gorrell Street in Greensboro. Click here to read the press release on the artists visits and here to read recent article in News & Record by Dawn Kane.

Call to Artists for the Freedom Cornerstone

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We are seeking artists from across the country to submit a proposal for the Freedom Cornerstone, which is the last of the 4 cornerstones to be built on the Downtown Greenway.  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.  The deadline for submissions is August 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Click here for submission guidelines and more information. Questions?  Contact Public Art Consultant, Barbara Peck at jbpeck@mac.com

Two Meetings planned for input on next public art piece on the Downtown Greenway in Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square

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Two meetings are planned for residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square to meet with Vandorn Hinnant to start a conversation about the neighborhoods relationship to the Downtown Greenway.  Please join us on two consecutive Mondays, January 29 and February 5th at 6:00 pm at New Zion Church, 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Questions?  Please contact Bob Powell 336.772.5109.  All residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square were mailed an invitation; all are welcome.  Click here for the meeting invitation.  Click here to find out more about Vandorn and his work.

LoFi Park in Greensboro a new magnet for Downtown

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LoFi Park on the Downtown Greenway was dedicated on Saturday, September 23 with a short program with Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Home Sight bench artist Jeannette Brossart, and Councilman Justin Outling making remarks. The News & Record featured LoFi Park on the front page of the newspaper on September 26th.  If you missed it, Click here to read the article in the News & Record.

Public Art piece ‘Grounded Here’ dedicated on May 23

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Ground Here neighborhood art bench was 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. 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. Grounded Here is located at the Salvation Army & Boys Club located at 1001 Freeman Mill Road at in the grassy area to the side of the building near the Southeastern Greenway. We hope you will stop by and see the artwork in it's new location. Click here to read remarks from the dedication by Barbara Peck, Downtown Greenway Public Art Consultant. Nick Johnson, local stonemason, Juan Logan, artist of Grounded Here, and James Griffin, Warnersville Resident and Member of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Board  

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.