Title: News & Record Bench
Artist: Jim Gallucci
Location: LeBauer Park breezeway at the Davie St. entrance
This silicon-bronze sculpture is made of newspapers, magazines, and boxes in honor of Greensboro's News & Record President and Publisher Van King who retired in 2004. Van King started his career with the News & Record Greensboro in 1973 and had been working for the newspaper for over 30 years. Van King also served as Vice President for Landmark Community Newspapers. During King's years of working in the newspaper business, he also took part in community service in which he served on the board of the Greensboro Chambers of Commerce and chaired the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
Through a partnership with The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro & the Public Art Endowment, the bench was moved to LeBauer Park in 2020 as a gift from the News & Record. The bench is placed at the southwest entrance to the park by Davie Street which is adjacent to what was the original News & Record building – the Greensboro Cultural Center.
Jim Gallucci has been a sculptor for over 40 years and works full-time creating sculptures with the assistance of his staff, in his Greensboro-based studio located on Industrial Ave. He has completed over 50 public art commissions that include work for municipalities, art councils, private collections, corporations, and universities across the US. Gallucci strives to create works that are accessible, inspiring, and interactive for the public.