In the rain on a Friday night, our staff lit the back of LeBauer Park's stage with a projection of Ian Berry's Clapping Hands. The artist's piece, inspired by a desire to show support for frontline care workers, shows an animation of clapping hands made from denim scraps.
The work has been projected in cities around the globe and came to Greensboro by way of the artist's friendship with Hudson's Hill owner, Evan Morrison. Our community's textile backbone was on full display as these denim hands clapped for #JeansboroStrong under the pink glow of Janet Echelman's Where We Met sculpture, the design of which is derived from Greensboro's historic textile railroad routes coming in and out of the city.
We encourage you to share this artwork with a message of support for whomever you're clapping for throughout this crisis, and consider making a donation to local relief efforts, such as:
Photos by our Park Photographer, Jennifer Scheib of Happy Labs Photography.