Design rendering of the future John Chavis Memorial Park community center at night

Learn More About Chavis Park Public Art Dec. 5

In 2016, David Wilson was chosen as the artist for the John Chavis Memorial Community Center project. Come see a presentation about the art planned for this space at 3 p.m. or 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5 at the Chavis Community Center. 

Wilson was chosen for his focus on connecting art with local communities, and his background in a variety of artistic mediums. David has significant experience working with historical images and incorporating those images into permanent glass artworks. Other projects include the Kinston Music Park in Lenoir County (in collaboration with Terry Naranjo), the glass facade mural at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, and the Black Wall Street Gardens in Durham (in collaboration with Stephen Hayes).

Since 2016, Mr. Wilson has worked with the local communities surrounding Chavis and designed a permanent, multi-colored glass mural for the new building. Included in the design are historic images from Southeast Raleigh such as the old fighter jet that was located at the park, baseball games, and images of J.D. Lewis’s Teenage Frolics hosted at the center.

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