Cary Visual Art, Inc. Hosts Public Art Lecture

Dian Magie Presents “On The Road Again … Creative Transportation Design.”

Raleigh, NC, April 13, 2006 --( Cary Visual Art, Inc. (CVA), a nonprofit organization that supports the placement of unique public art, will host a public art lecture entitled On the Road Again … Creative Transportation Design by Dian Magie. The event is free and open to the public and is scheduled for April 18 at the Page-Walker Arts and History Center at 7 p.m. In the presentation, Dian Magie, the executive director of the University of North Carolina, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD), will discuss examples of creative transportation design projects in cities across the country, including road improvements, street amenities, bridges, pedestrian walkways, parking, landscape and alternative mass transit design.

“I am honored to have Dian Magie share a lecture regarding the innovative connections between art and transportation within the community,” said Rose Edwards, president of Cary Visual Art, Inc. “This presentation will be an excellent opportunity to learn about novel projects across our country, as well as to help increase awareness of public art in the Triangle region.”

About Cary Visual Art:
Cary Visual Art, Inc., based in Cary, N.C., is a nonprofit organization with the goal of promoting access to visual art through public art projects and educational programs. CVA funds the commissioning and placement of art in Cary through partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, local businesses as well as the Town of Cary, and has placed more than 37 public art displays throughout the Cary community. CVA is funded in part by its members and sponsors, the Town of Cary and by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County with funds from the United Arts campaign and the Grassroots Arts Program of the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on CVA or to join the organization please call 919-468-9500 or visit the Web site

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)  
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

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