GREENSBORO — Action Greensboro’s synerG young professionals group will dedicate and present a sculpture to the city at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cultural Arts Center.
Speakers at the ceremony at 200 N. Davie St. will include artist Brittany Søndberg, who created the sculpture “Dream Machine,” City Councilman Justin Outling, Josh Sherrick from the City of Greensboro, and the leaders of synerG’s public art committee, Spencer Conover with ArtsGreensboro and Laura Maruzzella with Greenhill Center for NC Art.
“Dream Machine” resulted from a survey asking synerG members what they would like to see the organization focus on in 2016. Public art was a top priority.
“Public art inspires a sense of wonder, of curiosity and activates your imagination,” Conover said in a news release. “I think young people have experienced art in other communities, and it really leaves a lasting impression and lasting memory of a community and a place. That’s what we want to do in Greensboro.”
Søndberg, a resident of North Carolina since 2000, has a bachelor of fine arts degree in metal design and jewelry from East Carolina University and a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from UNC-Greensboro.
She creates large-scale colorful and playful work in steel, wood and mixed materials. “Dream Machine” celebrates the playful spirit and creative energy of the city’s cultural district.