The Wards Corner public art selection committee met last week on April 22 at Wards Corner with the chosen artist, Gordon Huether. Karen Rudd, Manager of Norfolk’s Cultural Affairs, was in attendance as well as various City department staff and a representative from the developer of K & K Square.
Huether walked and drove the Wards Corner area and reached a recommended location in the median on Granby Street at the current location of the Wards Corner Mermaid sign located just south of the intersection with North Shore Rd.
Huether preferred this location to something closed to the intersection of Little Creek and Granby as it has less audio and visual noise.
It is hoped that the art can replace the current sign and be a gateway piece that may incorporate a new Wards Corner sign.
Huether will mock up a few different options and bring those back to the selection committee in the near future.