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Cornelius artist lands ASC commission in Mint Hill

Artwork from Meredith Connelly includes the cast fiberglass “Mushrooms” at the National Whitewater Center

Jan. 6. Cornelius resident Meredith Connelly has been commissioned to create artwork expressly designed to welcome residents and visitors to a new 90.6-acre park in Mint Hill.


The public artwork is expected to be completed in spring 2023. Connelly will work with residents and community stakeholders to create an impactful artwork that is integrated into the site and connects to the historic farm theme and agrarian and nature-based project vision.

“I truly care about creating impactful art that is designed specifically for a space and the ways in which viewers engage and experience art,” Connelly said.

The Arts & Sciences Council, which manages the public art programs for Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte, will introduce the artist to the community at a Virtual Community Engagement Workshop from 6 pm to 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 20.