GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro unveiled the design for what is expected to be a centerpiece of the new Carolyn & Maurice LeBauer Park.
Internationally recognized sculptor and artist Janet Echelman is creating a sculpture for the site titled Where We Met.
Echelman spoke at a news conference via Skype explaining that the work was inspired by Greensboro’s textile history and how it helped shaped the city’s current cultural diversity.
“Interwoven in that are these moments of blue, indigo and denim through this textile past, so that is the way that this sculpture developed,” Echelman said.
Where We Met will be a colorful net that hangs above the park’s Great Lawn from five large pylons.
“I think people are going to come for the park and then I think there are people who are going to come for the sculpture,” Nancy Vaughan, mayor of Greensboro, said.
“The park with the Tanger Entertainment Center really helped to form a cultural district which I am really excited about,” Denise Caruso, executive director of Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc., said.
According to a news release, Where We Met is expected to be the largest public art installation of the southeast.
LeBauer Park is scheduled to open on July 15. The project cost $10 million.