CAM announces Public Art for Pollinators and People, come join CAM Raleigh now through the BEAS

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CAM Raleigh announces Public Art for Patrons of Dorothea Dix Park and CAM Raleigh.

Dorothea Dix Park has been selected as CAM’s first public installation site, according to Eric Gaard, CAM Raleigh.

CAM Raleigh announces a new public project to create contemporary art in public spaces, primarily in Dorothea Dix Park, to supports bee habitats.

With Raleigh undergoing rapid expansion, including the creation of new parks and a growing art community, CAM’s Public Art for Pollinators and People is ideally timed.

This project will engage our community in contemporary art supported in natural environments. Each installation will host not only art from an accomplished artist in our state, but will contain a state-of-the-art bee hive, that meets specifications from Apiopolis. Apiopolis is a pollinator habitat organization supporting sustainable conservation, collaboration and community throughout the Triangle area.

The project is led by CAM’s Betty Eichenberger Adams Society (BEAS), a group of more than 150 local women dedicated to building and enriching the community through art. The BEAS are the organization that can take CAM outside museum walls and into nature.

Dorothea Dix Park has been selected as CAM’s first public installation site.

CAM’s Exhibitions Director, Eric Gaard, has identified several artists and organizations who will be approached to create the installations. Both corporations and individuals will be given an opportunity to sponsor and participate in the installations.

About CAM Raleigh:

CAM Raleigh is the non-collecting contemporary art museum that provides an environment for transformation through educational programs, cultural experiences, and bold, non-traditional exhibitions by living artists.

About the Betty Eichenberger Adams Society (BEAS) at CAM:

Betty Eichenberger Adams is an extraordinary example of a visionary who embraced contemporary art wholeheartedly. She served on the board at CAM Raleigh for many years and was a bold arts advocate in North Carolina. This society honors her legacy as an artist, arts educator and community leader. The society is made up of local women helping to build and enrich the community.

About Dorothea Dix Park:

Dorothea Dix Park is Raleigh’s largest city park. The 308-acre site blends historic architecture and rich landscapes into a unique destination in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. The greenspace is open for the public to enjoy. Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy is currently leading a master planning effort for the long term vision of the park, which will include public art.

CAM Raleigh is a not-for-profit arts organization located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. 919-261-5920. Gab Smith or Eric Gaard for more information regarding how to get involved with CAM Raleigh and the art scene in the downtown warehouse district and beyond. Ask about our young arts docent programs.

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