Charlotte Convention Center

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Client: Charlotte North Carolina Convention Center

Location: Charlotte, NC, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team

Installation

Leo Gaev

Leo Gaev Metal Works

Metal Engraving

Brad Myers

Fewell Monument

Overview

The stainless relief mimics the famous first free spanned dome, 1954 – Charlotte Coliseum dome. It represents architectural blueprints, renderings, sunrise, sunset, urban landscape, and the venue’s history with text on important historical performers and events. The dramatic public art celebrates the importance as it welcomes the visitors and creates a gathering space in the Coliseum’s plaza.

Goals

Commemorate the innovative architectural dome and provide a gathering space at the current facility. A matrix of the names of over 200 performers who had appeared at the Charlotte venue over its 50 year history was engraved in stainless steel.

Process

Artist Blane De St Croix was given access to the original drawings of the building. These images were then used to create an 80 foot four layered metal mural.