Video - About Cary Visual Art
Video recorded in the early fall of 2011. Narrated by Clare Sifford, Director for CVA. "Cary Visual Art is celebrating their 15th year as the non-profit public art organization in Cary. We serve our community in various capacities; we’re in parks, we’re on street corners, in nooks and crannies all over town. We are partners with the Town of Cary in many of our endeavors; however, we exist as an independent entity. We’re supported by individuals and businesses from around the community who value the Arts in Cary and realize that it is important to the vitality of living life here. One of the signature components of our programming is our Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition that we host annually for 10 months. Artists across the nation apply in drove to get attention from the jurors that we have hand selected to judge the show. So, for 10 months these pieces are displayed in downtown Cary for the community to enjoy.
It’s fun to drive up and down the street and see people interacting with the artwork -- and that’s really what it’s all about. The notion that Cary is a public art destination in North Carolina is pretty wild, isn’t it? 15 years ago when our founders sat down over dinner and had ideas of putting sculpture out on the corner, who would have thought that our programming would have evolved in what it is today? But it’s amazing to see the community interact and start taking part in the things that we’re doing, and it’s really a beautiful thing to see. I think it really enriches everybody’s lives."