Notable Public Art Projects
North Carolina Public Art Projects Receive National Recognition
The Writer's Desk: A Tribute to Rolf Neill
by Larry Kirkland marble, granite, concrete and gold leaf
Commissioned by the Friends of Rolf Neill with the assistance of the Arts and Science Council in partnership with the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
Charlotte, photo courtesy of the Arts & Science Council
Four North Carolina public art projects were among 40 projects of note selected during Americans for the Arts 2006 Year in Review.
Nationally-acclaimed artist Mary Miss and the head of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Robert Rindler made the selection from more than 189 entries from all 50 states.
The four North Carolina winners were an earth mound and underground bell by David Tillinghast (Hendersonville), work at the South Tryon Bus Facility by Marek Ranis, R.M. Fischer and Alice Adams (Charlotte), Wind Silos by Ned Kahn, 18,500 polished, stainless steel disks set in motion by the wind on the side of a parking garage (Charlotte) and the Rolf Neill Monument by Larry Kirkland (Charlotte).
South Tryon Bus Facility, 2005, front, by Alice Adams, artist, and Teresa Hawkins, Landscape Architect of GNA Designs Associates. Landscape and woodland. Photo by Mitchell Kearney courtesy of the CATS Art-in-Transit Project
South Tryon Bus Facility Clock, 2005 in Charlotte by artist R.M. Fischer. Aluminum, stainless steel, clock mechanism. Photo courtesy of the CATS Art-in-Transit Project
Routes, 2005, part of the South Tryon Bus Facility in Charlotte, by Marek Ranis. Glazed bricks integrated into the building façade. Photo courtesy of the CATS Art-in-Transit Project
Bell Rhododendron, 2005 by David Tillinghast
Perry N. Ruddick Nature Trail
Center for Craft, Creativity & Design
Hendersonville, photo courtesy of Hillary Brett
Wind Silos, 2005 by Ned Kahn
Commissioned by Bank of America
Charlotte, photo courtesy of Mitchell Kearney