Raleigh, NC – A new, one-of-a-kind art exhibition will officially open on Thursday at Raleigh’s Dix Park.
Wings of the City is a nine-part touring exhibition by the Mexican artist Jorge Marín.
“He (Marín) wants to connect with audiences and human values and affect us all,” said Sandra Benito of the Jorge Marín Foundation. “It has no nationality – since we are all human, we share these values.”
The exhibition’s debut is another step in the city’s plan to turn Dix Park into a travel destination. The plans for the 300 acre park include a waterfall wall made from local stone material and bespoke play elements for adults and children. Planners want to make Dix Park the “Central Park” of Raleigh.
The art will be installed in the park by March.
The exhibition was brought to the Triangle through a partnership between the City of Raleigh, the Mexican Consulate General in Raleigh, the Jorge Marín Foundation and the Dix Park Conservancy.
A grand opening and celebration will take place on Saturday, October 9th, 10 am-4pm at The Grove in Dix Park, accessible via Umstead Drive from Lake Wheeler Road to the Chapel Event Center.
The celebration of Mexican culture will feature live music and four food trucks. The event is free of charge.