Pedestrian Art

Pedestrian Art

The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County, in association with Tri-State Sculptors, invites Tri-State Sculptors members to submit proposals for its Pedestrian Art public sculpture program.  The outdoor sculptures will represent a wide range of artistic styles, themes and media. Up to 24 works will be installed at various locations in Wilmington from April 2015 – October 2015, which will coincide with Tri-State Sculptors’ annual conference in Wilmington from October 15-18, 2015.   The deadline for consideration is February 1, 2015.

PedArt 2015

The Arts Council of Wilmington is pleased to announce the installation of four new works in its popular Pedestrian Art program. The works by sculptor Adam Walls are installed at 6th & Castle streets, the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, 200 block of Willard St., and the 900 block of Princess St. and will remain on display through early 2015.

“PedArt has always served as an economic, cultural, and visual stimulus in our community,” said Rhonda Bellamy, executive director of the Arts Council of Wilmington. We look forward to growing a creative culture which enhances the public space using a wide range of artistic styles, themes, and media. In addition to introducing our citizens to the diversity of contemporary public art and artists, we are creating additional points of interest for tourists.”

The installation is sponsored by the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.

About the Artist

Adam Walls has taught at the University of North Carolina Pembroke since 2007. His previous teaching experience includes Limestone College , USC-Upstate, and an assistantship with Winthrop University. Before teaching at the college level, Adam taught six years in the public school system, three years for art centers and other private institutions, and operated his own ceramics studio where he taught pottery and won numerous awards for his ceramics as well as his wood working and steel fabricated sculptures.

He received his MFA in Sculpture from Winthrop University in 2005 and his BA in Art Education from Limestone College in 1996. He is a member of CAA and Tri-State Sculptors. Adam’s sculpture has been exhibited in numerous sculpture parks and sculpture exhibitions across the country. Adam’s current work is predominantly monumentally scaled steel fabricated forms which often reflect his interest in escapist fantasy.

As an educator with over a decade of teaching experience, Adam’s dedication to his students is embodied in his pedagogy. He covers a variety of subjects that include steel fabrication, plaster casting and carving, wood working, the creation of volumetric forms using found objects, stone carving, and the creation of functional art and sculptural prosthetics. His teaching philosophy promotes students to find their own voice and to make use of a variety of materials to do so.

“Weight & Form”
The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
One Estell Lee Drive
“Swing Time”
 500 block of Castle Street
“Core 4″
200 Willard St.
9th & Princess
Additionally, we have three permanent pieces in downtown Wilmington:
“Light Before Time”
Jeff Hackney
325 Chestnut St.
“Straining to Be”
Paul Hill
Bijou Park
200 block of N. Front St.
 ”Wind Harp”

Phil Hathcock

400 block of Water St.