Looking Forward/Looking Back
Tracks are going in along East Trade Street for the new LYNX Gold Line streetcar, an exciting uptown addition set to open March 2015. But you don’t have to wait to see the art that will grace the project. The exhibit, Looking Forward/Looking Back, features panels that depict the public art to be integrated into the first phase of the CityLYNX Gold Line streetcar project. The exhibit of collages by artist Nancy O’Neill will be on display in the Museum's upstairs balcony gallery August 30, 2014 through March 30, 2015.
O'Neill worked with more than 50 community members and organizations who contributed documents and photographs to the artwork. The final 12 collages represent the past and present histories of Charlotte including major events, significant places, and prominent figures who made an impact in neighborhoods along the Gold Line. Ultimately the collages will be produced in the glass windscreens of the CityLYNX Gold Line Passenger Shelters that will be along the route from The Square, past Time Warner Cable Arena and Central Piedmont Community College, ending (in this initial phase) at Novant Presbyterian Hospital.
The exhibit is sponsored by the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Area Transit System, with support from Levine Museum.