I’m a face watcher. Like a wet finger held to the wind, people’s expressions tell me what front is blowing in. I saw delighted smiles around the Triangle Transit Board room last week as Karen Porter (Assistant General Counsel) presented BEST’s proposal to transform their Dillon Supply building on the 200 block of South West Street. These leaders from Orange, Durham and Wake counties showed the same excitement I later observed in DLA members, as they examined the concept developed by Jason Craighead and Patrick Shanahan for this nearly block-long mural in Raleigh’s Warehouse District. There’s a natural wonder and recognition we all feel at the power of art to connect the visionaries inside each of us.
Our words beckon:
COME EACH OF YOU WITH YOUR COLORS AND FORMS FRESH FROM DREAMING. TOGETHER WE WILL PLACE TRACKS TO A FUTURE BEYOND ANY ONE’S IMAGINING.
We will begin by inviting children to add their handprints and body tracings to a design that will morph into a crowd boarding a train in front of a Raleigh skyscape. Phase II of the mural expands into a sunburst as the Wright brothers’ plane and other flying machines soar over the North Carolina countryside. The theme, whether specifically reflecting Triangle Transit’s role in regional transportation or applying to the limitless potential that we all share, is a spectacular celebration of the ways in which we move forward together.
You’re invited to join our
BEST Dillon Launch at Spy Raleigh, Friday, July 27, 6 – 9pm
Art auction of works by Jason Craighead, Sean Kernick, Patrick Shanahan, Sean Marlin, Bill Beatty, Christina Preher, Susan Commike, Tammie Carter, Michael Huslage, Steve Coad, Julie MacDonald, Willa Stein and other BEST artists.
Raffle prizes from Trolley Pub Raleigh, FeelGoodz, Videri Chocolate, Epona & Oak, Steve Coad photography, Goodnight’s Comedy Club, local restaurants and many more.
Mary Ann Baldwin will be speaking on behalf of Triangle Transit and Raleigh City Council.
To find out how you or your business can sponsor us, offer in kind donations, or volunteer in the installation process, click here.
Change is in the air. Be a part of it!
A $1,000 donation puts your face on our BEST mural.