New Year’s Update
Dear Color Wall Friends,
Happy New Year! And all the best for 2010! In the past six months we have made great progress toward restoring the Joe Cox Color Wall in the DH Hill Library at NC State. Since June we have raised just over $4,000 in online donations towards the purchase the new digital Smart Switch controller. Thanks to those of you who have already made your gift!!! Your support is greatly appreciated.
In the next few weeks we will be sending a mailing to more than 100 potential donors to raise additional dollars to reach our goal of purchasing the new switching system and creating a maintenance fund to keep the Color Wall perpetually operating for generations to come.
The most exciting news for this project is a donation of 8 – 10 original Joe Cox paintings gifted by his niece Janice McAninch and her husband Skip. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this body of work will go directly toward the Color Wall restoration. Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh has generously offered its space at 126 Glenwood Ave for a reception and sale. The tentative date for the sale is the end of February or early March. We will share more details with you about this event later this month.
As we draw closer to the sale date, we will post images of the Joe Cox paintings that will be offered to the public.
So, stayed tuned!
Yes! 2010 will be the year the Color Wall gets switched back on and stays on!