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Sale of Joe Cox Paintings to Benefit Color Wall Restoration

 
Nine paintings by the late Joe Cox, noted Raleigh artist, color and light theorist and beloved long-time NC State College of Design professor, will be sold as part of an effort to raise funds toward the restoration of the famous Hillsborough St. landmark, Color Wall.
 
As readers of Goodnight, Raleigh! know, after three decades of ‘on again, off again’ operation, the Color Wall, which is  housed in the DH Hill Library, went dark for the last time nearly three years ago. Through the online effort initiated by Goodnight, Raleigh! last spring, and the generousity of donors, we are closing in on realizing our goal of a permanent restoration of Raleigh’s first significant work of public art.
It is hoped the sale of the Cox paintings will not only secure the funds needed for restoration, but will go toward establishing a maintenance fund that will keep the Color Wall operational for generations to come.
 
The paintings will be on exhibit at the Lee Hansley Gallery, 126 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, and the show will run March 7 –  April 17. A public reception is scheduled from 2-5 p.m. March 7 at the gallery.

To learn more about the Joe Cox exhibition and to view samples of the works being offered for sale, visit The Color Wall Restoration Fund site.

The Color Wall, shortly before it went dark in 2007.

The Color Wall Restoration Project is being coordinated by a dedicated group of volunteers on behalf of, and under the guidance of, the NCSU Libraries. The Color Wall Restoration Fund site is managed by the contributors of Goodnight, Raleigh! and is not affiliated with NC State University.


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