May 17, 2016
On Saturday, May 21 a new exhibition, Weaving Wonder with Historical Threads: Janet Echelman’s Aerial Sculpture at LeBauer Park, opens at the Greensboro Historical Museum. This exhibition centers on the massive aerial artwork that Janet Echelman has designed for the new Carolyn & Maurice LeBauer Park scheduled to open this summer.
Inspired by the threads of our local history, Echelman has woven an ever-changing sculpture, 90 feet by 70 feet, that will hang 55 feet in the air above LeBauer Park. The Museum’s exhibition explores the ways local history can inspire art and audience, including local public art.
Visitors will be able to play with ideas of history and art, weaving their own wonder. Elements of the exhibit include an interactive map kiosk of Greensboro public art and a station where visitors can create their own Ah-Ha! moment inspired by Greensboro’s history. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro has awarded grants in support of this exhibition. The exhibition will open to the public on May 21 and run through April 24, 2016.