Posted on 18 September 2012.
A clever announcement of the Book Garden
My goodness, what a busy weekend. Downtown Davidson was a bee hive of activity all day on Saturday with the Run for Green, Garden Club sale, Farmer’s Market, 14th Anniversary of Summit Coffee and the afternoon dedication of the Book Garden. How lucky we were to have beautiful weather on Saturday but even a little drizzle on Sunday could not keep Panther fans from cheering their team to a home stadium win against the Saints.
A busy week is ahead and Around Davidson today reminds readers of a few special activities in Noteworthy Notes. There is also a report on the Book Garden dedication, a look back at an Olympic adventure with River Run resident Maryline Roux and news about the “Adopt a Grandparent” program. Read the full story
Posted in Around Davidson
Posted on 10 September 2012.
Dave Merck posed Saturday with a bicycle carrying flowers, like the one that will appear in the mural he’s painting on the side of Summit Coffee. He said it was his mom’s old Schwinn, all shined up. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Artist Dave Merck has begun painting a mural on the south wall at Summit Coffee in downtown Davidson, and he invites you to watch. On Saturday, he talked to passersby as he sprayed a tan background for the painting. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Nonprofit news, Photo of the Day, Public art
Posted on 07 September 2012.
Artist Lydia Musco installs one of her book-inspired sculptures at the town’s new Book Garden on Main Street Friday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Artist Lydia Musco nearly completed installation of her three book-inspired concrete sculptures Friday in the new Book Garden next to the public library, off Main Street. The three colored pillars are the focal points of the new garden, which is under an old oak in a space that once was dirt and mulch.
The Book Garden will be dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in a ceremony open to the public.
The event will include a visit from Curious George, courtesy of Main Street Books, and Dudley the dog, courtesy of the Davidson Public Library. Teens and tweens will receive free copies of “The Hunger Games,” donated by Scholastic Books, while supplies last. And the Wells Fargo Foundation is providing stagecoach rides from the library’s parking lot.
Read more in our story from Wednesday, “Book garden’s centerpieces arrive.”
Lydia Musco (right) stacks pieces of her book sculpture during installation Friday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Photo of the Day, Public art, Town Hall
Posted on 05 September 2012.
Artist Lydia Musco helped offload crates containing pieces of her sculptures for the town’s new Book Garden, next to the library. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Massachusetts artist Lydia Musco was directing coworkers Wednesday as they delivered shipping crates holding three book-inspired sculptures that will become the centerpieces of downtown Davidson’s newest public art project. The new “Book Garden” is being constructed off Main Street, between the Davidson public library branch and the CVS pharmacy. Read the full story
Posted in Calendar, Downtown & old Davidson, Nonprofit news, Photo of the Day, public spaces
Posted on 29 August 2012.
Designer J’Nell Bryson (left) was working this week on the Davidson Book Garden, which is nearing completion next to the public library off Main Street. Click for a larger version of this panorama, created from several photos. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Two artsy additions to Downtown Davidson’s streetscape are in the works this summer. One is a public art project called the Davidson Book Garden, which is near completion on an unused patch between the public library and CVS pharmacy. The other is a Davidson Farmer’s Market-inspired (and commissioned) mural on the side of Summit Coffee, at 128 S. Main St. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day, Public art
Posted on 10 July 2012.
A worker on Wednesday examined a stone wall installed as part of the new Book Garden next to the library. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
With footings poured, an old oak tree pruned and stone benches placed, the planned “Book Garden” is taking shape this week off Main Street, between the public library and CVS pharmacy.
The $110,588 mini-park is the town’s second major public art project downtown. It’s envisioned as an “outdoor reading room, according to the town’s Public Art Commission. The project designer, landscape architect J’Nell Bryson, was at the site Monday inspecting newly arrived stone sections. She told DavidsonNews.net she hopes the project will be finished by Sept. 15. Read the full story
Posted in Downtown & old Davidson, Life in Davidson, Photo of the Day, public spaces
Posted on 14 May 2012.
At Saturday's Book Garden groundbreaking, from left: Karen Donnelly, chair of the Davidson Public Art Commission; Mayor John Woods; Louis Stephens, owner of the CVS building and a majority of the Book Garden parcel; J'Nell Bryson, landscape architect and designer of the project; and Betsey and David Stewart.
Ground was broken Saturday for the town’s second major public art project, a $110,000 “book garden” on Main Street, in the area between the CVS pharmacy and the west porch of the Davidson library. Town officials, members of the public art commission and citizens who helped make project possible hoisted shovels during a 10 a.m. ceremony under the big oak on the site. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Downtown & old Davidson, Public art
Posted on 11 May 2012.
A 2011 site plan shows location of the Book Garden (J'Nell Bryson studio)
Town of Davidson announcement
Work will begin soon on a long-awaited public art project that will transform an empty space between the Davidson library side porch and CVS. A groundbreaking for the Main Street Book Garden will be Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. at the site. Read the full story
Posted in Public art, Town Hall