"Dance of Life" by Sculptor Douwe Blumberg is the latest piece of art in our collection. It was dedicated on April 17, 2015 in a beautiful space adjacent to Davidson Town Hall created by Landscape Architect J'Nell Bryson.
It is given in honor of Patricia Knox, through a generous contribution by her brother, J. Stanley Tucker. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council and the Town of Davidson provided additional funding.
The Davidson Public Art Commission (DPAC) dedicated the Book Garden on September 15, 2012, reinventing an often-overlooked public space between the library and CVS along Main Street. It was created to honor Davidson’s literary and academic history, provide a sheltered spot for reading, and realize an artist’s creative vision.
The DPAC chose J’Nell Bryson, a landscape architect, as the designer for the downtown Book Garden. J’Nell designed a sculptural seating area for reading and relaxing under the large existing water oak and incorporated several works by sculptor Lydia Musco in the design.
The Book Garden is brought to the public by the generous support of the following: the Wells Fargo Foundation, David and Betsey Stewart, the Arts and Science Council, the Town of Davidson, and other Davidson families. Special thanks to Louis Stephens, the developer of the CVS building who owns a portion of the property on which the Book Garden sits, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, who has voiced its support for and appreciation of the project.
Bouquet for Davidson
Dedicated in April 2009, artist Andy Dunhill's "Bouquet for Davidson" was the first project by the Davidson Public Art Commission. The site at the Post Office Plaza was selected by the artist from 12 potential sites.
The "Bouquet for Davidson" was funded by generous grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Arts and Science Council, the Town of Davidson and generous citizens.