Durham SmART Initiative Corcoran Garage banner dedication celebration!

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Over 100 guests and federal, state, and local elected officials joined in the Corcoran Garage Art Banner Wrap Dedication and Ribbon Cutting event August 15, 2018, to herald the completion of the first major public art installation of the Durham SmART Initiative.  Durham Arts Council is proud to lead this major initiative with the North Carolina Arts Council, City of Durham and many local partners.


Celebratory remarks included City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel and former Mayor, Bill Bell; North Carolina Arts Council Executive Director, Wayne Martin; Capitol Broadcasting Company CEO, Jim Goodmon; Senator Mike Woodard, immediate past President of Durham Arts Council; current DAC Board President, Dr. Constanza Gómez-Joines, and DAC Executive Director, Sherry DeVries.  Artist Olalekan (LEk) Jeyifous shared his inspiration and title of the banners:  “Durham in Continuum” followed by an Arts Parade to the Banner Ribbon Cutting, and After Party at Pour Taproom.

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Many thanks to DPAC for their support with staffing and space for the event. Thank You to Baron Tymas and his NCCU Jazz students for their performance and to African American Dance Ensemble, Triangle Youth Ballet, and dancer Ramya Kapadia for leading the Arts Parade. Thank You to Mike Woodard for sponsoring the After Party. 

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Shana Adams