Seen those new brilliant-colored tubes along Charlotte’s light rail? Here’s what they are
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Seen those new brilliant-colored tubes along Charlotte’s light rail? Here’s what they are

“Let’s get something done!” The “something” architect David Furman was talking about, an intriguing South End public art collaboration, is now indeed done: “The Color Forest,” a new, eye-catching sculpture formed by 100 brightly colored poles along the Charlotte Rail Trail at Bland Street in South End. The poles were loaded by number to streamline installation of “The Color Forest.” Joshua Komer The Charlotte Observer $20 for 365 Days of Unlimited Digital Access Last chance to take advantage of our best offer of the year! Act now! SUBSCRIBE NOW #ReadLocal And the collaborators he was addressing? Not just artist Ivan Toth Depeña , but also Glen Nocik, who, with his wife, Maria Nocik, owns ASCM (American Classic Sign Manufacturing), a South End design and construction firm now branching into art fabrication and installation. While folks in the far-flung suburbs may not know much about the Rail Trail phenomenon , to residents and workers in the ever-growing South End, the Trail and its catalogue of idiosyncratic public art has quickly become one of the main organizing features of their lives, a boulevard for runners, commuters, cyclists and scooters. Architect Furman, the principal of Centro CityWorks , was the originator of […]

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