The Art Box to be Unveiled at North Hills

Public Art Display Opens in New Bank of America Tower

Raleigh, NC – June 7, 2016– North Hills and the North Carolina Museum of Art are pleased to unveil the Art Box at North Hills, a unique new public art display to showcase a rotation of original works by regional artists in an urban setting. The inaugural installation will last 12 months and will feature Raleigh artist, Nate Sheaffer’s EyeCentennials. The unveiling takes place today, June 7th at 6:30pm. The Art Box will open on the ground level of the Bank of America Tower, at the corner of Six Forks and Dartmouth Roads. 

The Art Box at North Hills is a collaboration between North Hills and the NCMA to not only feature regional and NC art, but also share information about NCMA exhibitions and program opportunities with the community.

“We are excited about this new collaboration,“ said Marjorie Hodges, Director of External Relations and Special Projects. “The NCMA is committed to community outreach and fostering collaborative partnerships through art.”

“We are excited about this new collaboration with the NCMA,” said John Kane, CEO of Kane Realty Corporation. “The Art Box is a fascinating addition to North Hills for the entire community to enjoy and celebrate art in the Triangle.”

EyeCentennials is an ambitious project using 100 recycled street lamp lenses backlighted with neon and argon tubing, creating unique sconces using over 130 different colors. Each piece is given new life as a considered object after a lifetime hanging overhead, largely unnoticed witnessing countless private moments and street scenes. Sheaffer mounted sixty EyeCentennials in 12 columns of 5, each column controlled by autofaders – all out of sync – fill the Art Box at North Hills with rolling waves of light, providing an ever changing wall of color at all times of day and night.

The unveiling will also celebrate the addition of The Overlook to North Hills. Designed by renowned artist Thomas Sayre, The Overlook is a sculptural gateway that links North Hills’ Main and Park Districts with a grand stair and multiple levels for gathering. It is located between the CAPTRUST and Bank of America Towers.