Project Details

Image of Barwell Road with fields on the left and driveways on the right

The Barwell 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 on community identity and equity in quality of life. Communities gain cultural, social, and economic value through public art.

The project will add turn lanes, sidewalks, and bike lanes on Barwell Road. The corridor includes residential homes and a well-loved public space consisting of the Barwell Road Elementary School, the City of Raleigh Firestation, and Barwell Community Center complex.

The public art could be stand-alone or integrated into the site. Potential opportunities include a stand-alone sculpture, artwork sited at the community complex, and/or artwork integrated into pedestrian paving, lighting, benches/bike racks, or other site elements. The artist will work closely with the design team, project stakeholders, and residents.

This project is part of the Percent for Art program and is a part of the Barwell Road Improvement Project.

About the Artist

Lead Artists:

Headshots of Jeanine Centuori and Russell Rock

UrbanRock Design is an award-winning art and design studio of Jeanine Centuori, FAIA, and Russell Rock. They work between art and design—this interdisciplinary focus enables them to easily interface with arts and construction professionals. UrbanRock Design works in an integrated manner, by creating concepts, images, and production documents.

Learn more about UrbanRock Design

 

Professional Development Artist:

Picture of artist Jermaine Powell

Jermaine “JP” Powell is a North Carolina based mixed-media artist and muralist. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, JP holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, located in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings and public art projects explore the complexities of human relationships, materialism, and consumerism.

Timeline

Estimated installation in Spring 2023

Public Art on Poole & Barwell Road

 We would love to hear your thoughts on public art opportunities along Poole and Barwell Roads. This survey takes approximately 5 to10 minutes to complete. If you have questions about the project,...

Barwell Road Public Art - Concept Design

ARTWORK FOR BARWELL ROADPublic Art for Barwell Road seeks to express the vibrancy of the community through a series of artworks located along the stretch of the Road, and at the Barwell Park area. These...

Community Meetings

UrbanRock Design is gathering inspiration and learning about the Barwell Road community. Register in advance to share your stories and thoughts during virtual community meetings held using Zoom, a free video-conferencing software.

Use the following links for Upcoming Meetings:

Coming soon!

 

Past meetings (click the links to watch recordings of the meetings)

12.1.20 at Noon - Barwell Road Public Art - Concept Design Meeting

12.1.20 at 5pm - Barwell Road Public Art - Concept Design Meeting

About Transportation

The City of Raleigh's Transportation Department consolidates transportation and related infrastructure. From planning transportation projects, system operation, and infrastructure maintenance, the department works to optimize service delivery and position the City for ongoing growth. Services provided by the department include transportation planning, traffic engineering, transportation field services, parking operations, GoRaleigh transit services, and highway maintenance.

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 Atlantic Avenue 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.