Downtown Greenway Hosts Public Meetings in Ole Asheboro/Asheboro Square
Residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square are invited to join public meetings regarding the Downtown Greenway Mon., Jan. 29 and Mon., Feb. 5 at 6:00 pm at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church: 408 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Greensboro, NC
Community leader Bob Powell will facilitate discussion with the neighborhood participants to gather memories and stories about Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square as a way to inform the design of an art piece that will serve as recognition for the neighborhood along the path of the Downtown Greenway along Bragg Street. Bob who is an assistant professor at NCA&T brings experience leading community and neighborhood conversations.
Public meetings on Mon., Jan. 29 and Mon., Feb. 5
Following this community input, artist Vandorn Hinnant who has been commissioned to develop a design for the work will present his concepts to the neighborhood and to the public art selection panel for final approval. Fabrication is expected to happen over the summer with installation in early fall 2018.
Vandorn Hinnant; painter, sculptor, poet, and educational consultant resides in Durham NC, USA. He grew up in the Ole Asheboro neighborhood and received a BA in Art Design from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro NC, and studied sculpture at UNC-Greensboro. His works of art are in private collections in Africa, North America, and Europe, and in public collections across North America.
He leads hands-on experiential workshops on “The Geometry of Art and Life” for learners of all ages. He is co-author (with Robert L. Powell, Sr and Jr) of the book: “The Rest Of Euclid“; a definitive treatise on the long overlooked implications of proposition one in Volume One of “Euclid’s Elements“.
He has served as guest curator of exhibitions, as juror of many fine art competitions, and guest lectured at colleges and universities. He serves as an independent arts educational consultant working with both youth and adult learners. Currently the artist is developing sculpture maquettes (models) to be fabricated into permanent materials.
About Downtown Greenway – The Downtown Greenway, a collaborative project of the City of Greensboro and Action Greensboro, is a planned 4 mile walking and biking trail that will encourage economic development, increase the tax base for the city, and will improve quality of life for its citizens. This urban loop around the center city of downtown Greensboro will enhance the urban landscape with a green space that will promote fitness, connectedness and well-being for our residents and visitors in an aesthetically pleasing environment. The loop itself provides a unique opportunity for Greensboro to have the only one of its kind in the state and one of the few in the country. With its emphasis on public art, the Greenway will tell stories and engage users of the trail in a unique and authentic way. In addition, with the connections to the extensive existing and planned trails systems in the city and the county, this loop will connect residents from all parts of the community and beyond. With 1 ½ miles built and open to the public, and another 1 ½ miles to go under construction this year, the Downtown Greenway is expected to be completed in 2019/2020.