Posted on 11 March 2013.
Art professors and workers installed Jaume Plensa’s “Waves III” near Chambers Hall at Davidson College Friday morning. (Bill Giduz photo)
Davidson College has expanded its collection of outdoor sculpture, with a stone and stainless steel piece called “Waves III” by the Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa. Workers installed the work Friday just north of the Chambers Building on a walkway near a row of residence halls.
The work is the fifth in Davidson’s growing campus sculpture program. Other pieces nearby include Antony Gormley’s figure “You,” and “Group of Ten,” by Magdalena Abakanowicz. Read the full story
Posted in Arts, Davidson College, Photo of the Day
Posted on 05 October 2012.
Dave Merck with his Davidson Farmer’s Market mural outside Summit Coffee Friday. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
Davidson Farmer’s Market officials and supporters and local art lovers will gather Saturday afternoon in downtown Davidson to dedicate artist Dave Merck’s newly completed market-theme mural.
Mr. Merck was out sipping coffee and completing a few last-minute touch-ups on Friday, in preparation for Saturday’s 12:30 p.m. dedication. The mural is on the south exterior wall of Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St.
The dedication follows Saturday’s weekly Davidson Farmer’s Market, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon on the market ground behind Summit Coffee and next to Town Hall.
Read more about the mural project under the “mural” tag on DavidsonNews.net.
Posted in Business, Cornelius, food, Huntersville, Mooresville, Nonprofit news, Photo of the Day, Public art
Posted on 12 September 2012.
Artist Dave Merck works on the Davidson Farmer’s Market mural on the side of Summit Coffee in the afternoon light on Tuesday, Sept. 11. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
That Davidson Farmer’s Market mural is emerging from the bricks on the south side of Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., in downtown Davidson. Artist Dave Merck is out there most days working on the market-themed wall painting, which will show a bicycle in front of a farmer’s market tent surrounded by produce, flowers and musical instruments. He’ll be out there again during Saturday’s market, from 8 a.m. to noon. Read the full story
Posted in Arts, Downtown & old Davidson, Nonprofit news, Photo of the Day, public spaces
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 26 August 2012.
A freshman finds his group at Duke Family Performance Hall Saturday with help from orientation walk leaders Cristina Shaul (center) and Davidson town commissioner Laurie Venzon (right). (Bill Giduz photo)
People on and off the Davidson College campus often talk about the “Davidson bubble” – that imagined barrier that keeps many students from venturing off campus. Every year, freshman orientation planners try to break down that wall by matching community members with new students for a 5K tour through town. About 500 incoming frosh made this year’s trek on Saturday, Aug. 24, to learn about the town and how can get involved in town affairs.
BELOW: A review of changes this summer on and off campus
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Posted in Business, Cornelius, Davidson College, Downtown & old Davidson, Letter from the Editor, Mooresville, Photo of the Day, Photos, Public art, public spaces