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, 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 mural to honor this history.
About The Art
On December 4, 2021, the project was officially unveiled at the Department of Social Services building in Winston-Salem, NC.
FORGET ME NOT
Enjoy a reading of the poem “Forget Me Not” written by Raven Golston. Quotes from this poem are layered onto the murals Owen’s Daniels designed.
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.
Teams & Partnerships
This project is created through the Education 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.