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Public Input Meeting with Project Artist, Chris Fennell

posted Feb 26, 2012, 8:12 PM by Reid Serozi
Halifax Park Community Center 
Public Art Project 
Public Input Meeting with Project Artist, Chris Fennell 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m. 
Trinity United Methodist Church 
824 N. Bloodworth Street, Raleigh, NC 


The regular monthly Mordecai CAC meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. 
 
The City of Raleigh’s Public Art and Design Board has approved Chris Fennell, an artist
from Birmingham, Ala., to create site‐speciϐic public art for the Halifax Park Community
Center. Mr. Fennell was selected out of a pool of over 60 artists representing 13 different
states in the mid‐Atlantic and the southeast. 

Chris uses locally salvaged materials to build large interactive site‐speciϐic installations in
forms that reϐlect local history. Christopher walks the site and researches its history
through discussion with community members before choosing a form.

Chris will be present on March 13th to discuss his artwork, answer questions, and gather
information from the community in order to develop his concept design for public art at
Halifax Park.

Public art at selected City of Raleigh sites is authorized by the Half Percent for Art Ordinance adopted
by the City Council in 2009 and implemented by the City’s Public Art and Design Board and the City of
Raleigh Arts Commission. The Halifax Park Community Center has been selected for public art based
on its neighborhood impact and urban accessibility.

City of Raleigh Arts Commission
127 W. Hargett Street, #408
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.996.3610
www.raleighnc.gov/arts
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Reid Serozi,
Feb 26, 2012, 8:12 PM
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