PRESENT ABSENCE

An inclusive public art project honoring the history of the

Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

 

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MAKING HISTORY VISIBLE & FUTURES IMAGINABLE.

Present Absence is an inclusive public art project which aims to share the legacy of the Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital. “Katie B,” as it is lovingly called, was a hospital that served the Black Community in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Many Black medical professionals were able to start their careers or elevate their careers with training from “Katie B.”

To bring this project to life, our Lead Artist Owens Daniels is designing a large scale mosaic mural to honor this history. 

DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the coronavirus pandemic as well Governor Roy Cooper’s “stay at home” order, this project will be unveiled later on this year. Please check back for more updates. We cannot wait to share this piece of history with you!

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A POEM TO LIFT OUR SPIRITS

FORGET ME NOT

The last time our team was able to gather with the community we held an engagement session at the Center for Design Innovation. Our archival intern Raven Golston shared this beautiful poem that captured the spirit of the project. 

Present Absence Team & Partnerships

This project is created through the Educational Design Studio at the Center Design Innovation. It is funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s “Inclusive Public Art Initiative.” Visit www.zsr.org/inclusive-public-art to learn more about this project.

Learn about the full Present Absence Team.

 

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Media

Get to know this project by checking out the documentary work of Alex Fuentes. Each help the public get to know a new aspect of the project.