Winston Salem, NC: 100-Year Celebration of Winston and Salem, NC Not Complete without Vandorn Hinnant’s Municipal Art


WS City logoTop photo courtesy of the City of Winston Salem

photo from the city of wsThe City of Winston Salem will unveil “Together We Rise,” the “highly synergistic” sculpture(s) of the gifted artist, Vandorn Hinnant on Friday September 5, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the downtown Corpening Plaza located at  237 West First Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101(Map)

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERASpeakers will include Mayor Allen Joines, Mayor Pro Tem and Northeast Ward Council Member Vivian H. Burke, Arts Council President Jim Sparrow, and Vandorn Hinnant.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAThe City Council  commissioned the art as part of its celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the consolidation of Winston and Salem under a single municipal government.

Image sent of eclectic gathering near twinsThe thought-provoking sculpture is a geometrical set of two free-standing metal columns comprised of isosceles triangles bringing together perfect math and a solid unifying message to commemorate the city’s historic milestone.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAVandorn will also have inscriptions at the bases of the permanent pillars. According to the artist the two columns will illustrate “the Salem and Winston communities’ choosing to work together towards a unified front as a city.

This history of two diverse cultures coming together to create an example of harmony achieved through difference is reflected metaphorically through the inherent harmonious proportions throughout the two columns’ geometric proportions.”

vintage winston salemHe added that,    “This depiction will encompass Winston-Salem’s development from a hugely successful industrial power into a growing center of education, business, medicine, and the arts,”  downtown winstonphoto Vandorn Hinnant               photo credit: Marnie Muller

Vandorn is a regular solo and distinguished fine artist on a culturally diverse and  national art’s circuit having been a part of more than 28 group exhibits in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. His work can be found in private and corporate art collections in Winston-Salem, and he served as a consultant to Winston-Salem State University for over two decades. His portfolio is being introduced in Prague (Czech Republic) this summer by a contingency of Harvard University students scouting opportunities (cultural tourism) for the Circle In The Round, LLC,  headquartered in Durham. (see Groovetrak Travel section).

See municipal art commission announcement from Dec. 19, 2013

http://www.cityofws.org/news/id/14470/city-selects-winner-of-centennial-art-commission

Marketing & Communications Sept. 4, 2014

Contact: Ed McNeal, 747-7361 eddiejm@cityofws.org

corpening_7351_275Please read… for more information from the City of Winston Salem to book your outside public events in the area of the sculptures. Look out for Circle In The Round, LLC activities during the 2015 National Black Theatre Festival

http://www.cityofws.org/departments/recreation-parks/rentals/corpening-plaza

Vandorn Hinnant’s website

http://vandornhinnant.com/

2015 NBTF

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