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Month: January 2017

Charlotte unveils first piece of public art to enthusiastic crowd

On the first real cold day in Charlotte in several weeks, community members filled Peter’s Circle in downtown Charlotte Thursday, Jan. 26 to get their first glimpse of Charlotte’s first piece of public art. The unnamed piece, conceived and crafted by Charlotte native, Frank Balluff, didn’t disappoint. Representing the diverse community members that make up his hometown, Balluff said the three towers he created out of stainless steel represent people coming together to create something greater than themselves. The towers, which are mounted on granite slabs stand 9-feet, 10-feet and 11-feet tall. Balluff said the variation in size symbolizes...

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City to unveil symbol of unity represented in first downtown sculpture

It can be amazing, what is seen when you look at the world through an artist’s eyes. Frank Balluff, Charlotte native, artist, and current Olivet College senior, will give the community a glimpse of his vision of his hometown when his first public sculpture is unveiled at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in downtown Charlotte. Balluff was contracted by the City of Charlotte’s public art committee this past summer to create a sculpture that captured the essence of a community on the verge of revitalization. “It represents the individual people in our community coming together to form something...

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