EVENT: Artist Carl Powell begins installation of stained glass windows on Van Dyke Performance Space
DATE: Monday, April 10 – WEATHER PERMITTING
TIME: Ongoing, 9 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: Greensboro Cultural Center, 200 N. Davie St., Exterior of building
ABOUT: Asheville artist Carl Powell will begin installing the first of 28 artistically designed stained-glass windows illuminated with LED lighting on the exterior of the Van Dyke Performance Space, a venue in the Greensboro Cultural Center. The Public Art Endowment, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, pledged $50,000 to cover the design, fabrication, and installation of the glass. The City of Greensboro is providing lighting and the false windows.
Powell is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship winner. His works have been exhibited in the Corning Museum of Glass, New Glass Review and Americans in Glass, a three-year exhibition traveling to major museums. Among his major commissions are The Clock Tower in San Francisco; the Performing Arts Theatre in Anchorage, Alaska; the city of Atlanta; and Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville.
NOTES TO EDITOR: This event was rescheduled from 3/28/17.
Cheryl Stewart, public art expert and consultant to the Public Art Endowment will be available on site for background throughout the day.
Dabney Sanders, chair of the Public Art Endowment steering committee, will be available for comment at from 10 – 11 am on the site.
About the Public Art Endowment
The Public Art Endowment is a permanent fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Its purpose is to help preserve and expand Greensboro’s sense of community by making possible the long-term and permanent placements of significant public artworks throughout the city.
About the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a charitable organization dedicated to strengthening the community for present and future generations. The Community Foundation promotes philanthropy, builds and maintains a permanent collection of endowment funds and serves as a trustworthy partner and leader in shaping effective responses to community issues and opportunities.
Thank you to the News & Record for observing this process and sharing it with your readers. You can view the article here.