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Would a Poet Laureates Sculpture Walk along Blue Ridge Road encourage you to use the planned pedestrian paths for walking, running or cycling?

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Would you like to share any feedback with the artists?

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You are our neighbor and a stakeholder in this project! If you would like us to reach out to you about future meetings and for additional feedback, you can type your email or phone number below:

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Do you feel the themes of wellness, art, nature, and historic farmland reflect the Blue Ridge Road Community?

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Thank you for your input!

Your comments are important and will help the public artists understand what residents value and want to see along Blue Ridge Road.

 

If you have questions about the project, or would like a project team member to meet with you or a group you represent, please contact Public Art Director Kelly McChesney at (919) 996-5657 or [email protected]

Visit the project websites at https://raleighnc.gov/SupportPages/public-art-active-projects for more information.

 

About the Artist

Artists Joel Heidel and Angelina Marino-Heidel of Marino Heidel Studios will be creating artwork along Blue Ridge Road. You can find more about them at https://www.artspa.us/  

 

About Raleigh Public Art

Mission: To create and integrate diverse artworks into Raleigh's landscape in order to establish a vibrant visual environment that provides public places with civic distinction, as well as fostering meaningful connections between people and place.

History: In 2009, the City of Raleigh adopted ordinances creating the Percent Art Program. The program allocates 1% of funds from capital construction projects for public art. Public art associated with City of Raleigh construction projects is managed by the Raleigh Arts Office. More information about Raleigh Arts can be found at https://raleighnc.gov/raleigh-arts  

The Blue Ridge Road Public Art Project is funded by the 2017 Transportation Bond. Capital Improvement Projects that meet the Percent for Art Ordinance standards, such as this one, are eligible to use 1% of construction funding for Public Art. Inclusion of aesthetics and artwork is an investment in our communities, with a focus toward community identity and equity in quality of life. Communities gain cultural, social, and economic value through public art.