Liberty Arts Selects Phil Freelon as Juror for Bull City Sculpture Show
Durham, NC, October 8, 2013 – Liberty Arts, a Durham-based non-profit arts community, named Philip Freelon FAIA, founder and president of The Freelon Group, as its juror for the Bull City Sculpture Show. Liberty Arts volunteers are launching this first annual outdoor sculpture celebration and are making plans to bring 12 large-scale art works from all over the US to downtown Durham for six months beginning in May of 2014.
The juror will select those 12 sculptures. One sculpture will be purchased for Durham and displayed permanently in the Bull City. In addition, a People’s Choice Award sculpture will be chosen and will stay in the city on loan for one year.
“Our goal is to put Durham, NC on the map as a destination for spectacular and large public outdoor art. We have launched a campaign to raise money for the inaugural exhibition and to put out a national call for artists in November,” said Jackie MacLeod, Board President of Liberty Arts and a metal artist based in Durham. More information on the Bull City Sculpture Show and its fundraising campaign can be found on the Kickstarter Campaign.
The Freelon Group is a 42-person design firm founded in 1990 by Philip G. Freelon, FAIA. Based in Durham, NC, the firm’s design portfolio includes designs for museums, cultural centers, higher education, libraries, research, science and laboratory projects. The firm has received 55 American Institute of Architects (AIA) regional and national awards and the AIA North Carolina Outstanding Firm Award. More information about the firm can be found at www.freelon.com
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