The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC), in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough, are seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent piece of public art incorporating wood salvaged from the historic Calvin Street Tree that fell during Hurricane Florence. This prominent sculptural element will be located in River Park, close to Churton Street, the main artery through Downtown Hillsborough. The goal of the work is to serve as a highly visible welcome for visitors to town, symbolizing the importance of art, history, and the natural environment for the Hillsborough community.
The project specifications include:
• Fit within the geographic boundaries illustrated on the attached map and be outside of NC Department of Transportation right-of-way.
• Incorporate and celebrate the wood from the Calvin St. Tree, alone or in combination with other natural materials including additional wood, glass, stone, brick, concrete, ceramic, or metal.
• Not contain any synthetic materials, with exception elements needed for structural support.
• Be maintained by the artist for three years.
The project is open to artists age 18 and over, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, national origin, or handicap. Priority will be given to artists residing in North Carolina. Teams of two or more artists can apply.
For more information visit https://artsorange.org/resources/calls-for-art/calvintreerfq/