WHAT: The Public Art Endowment, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, invites the public and media to attend the unveiling of Three Liner by Evan Lewis. Part of the ArtsGreensboro 17 Days series of events, Three Liner will be the fifth long-term installment of public art by The Public Art Endowment.
WHO: For more information on artist Evan Lewis, please visit www.EvanLewisInc.com
Special thanks to our installation sponsors, Premier Commercial Bank and Piedmont Trust Co.
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m., in the front parking lot of Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co., LLP – 703 Green Valley Road (the intersection of Green Valley Road and the entrance to the Proximity Hotel)
HISTORY: On Thursday, Sept. 19, trustees of The Public Art Endowment invite the public take part in the unveiling of Three Liner, a sculpture by artist Evan Lewis. This public event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the front parking lot of Davenport, Marvin, Joyce & Co, LLP – 703 Green Valley Road (the intersection of Green Valley Road and the entrance to the Proximity Hotel). The sculpture itself will be located in the median of Green Valley Road
Three Liner is the fifth contribution to the residents of the Greensboro area by The Public Art Endowment. The piece is a long-term installation for residents to enjoy and serves as an example of the Endowment’s mission. Until it reaches its $2 million fundraising goal, the Endowment will offer the community long-term installations; once the fundraising goal is achieved, the Endowment will generate sufficient funds to provide residents of greater Greensboro with permanent pieces of public art.
Last year, the Endowment unveiled two related sculptures – Tre Venezia and Cassata, by artist Peter Shire – on the grounds of the Cultural Arts Center on North Davie Street. Those pieces are still in place.
In 2011, The Public Art Endowment unveiled its third gift – Standing Vase with Five Flowers by James Surls, located on Green Valley Road. This sculpture has since moved to another city. In 2010, the Endowment unveiled Entrance to a Garden by the late Dennis Oppenheim, on the front lawn of the VF/Wrangler building on Elm Street, where it remains. The Endowment in 2009 presented the city with its first permanent gift, a sculpture by Greensboro-based artist Billy Lee called Guardian II on the grounds of the Old Guilford County Courthouse. This piece was made possible because of a special donation through the Endowment by trustees Richard and Jane Levy of Greensboro.
Three Liner is a major addition to Greensboro’s artistic landscape. Created in 2002, the sculpture measures 15 feet tall, rotates and is made of stainless steel, aluminum and mild steel.
In addition, earlier this year Cone Health, in partnership with The Public Art Endowment, unveiled Saw Dog, a whirligig sculpture by the late renowned N.C. artist Vollis Simpson. This piece, loaned by the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson to Cone through an agreement with the Endowment, is located near the entrance to the Cone Health Cancer Center.