Slover Library, LL40

235 E. Plume St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-6854

Work in Progress


The committee has selected Asheville Stone Mason, Marc Archambault of Hammerhead Stoneworks to complete 5 projects for 5 new schools in Norfolk, Virginia.

Hammerhead Stoneworks was founded in spring 2009. Marc has worked as a mason, designer and project manager.  He mostly works in and around Asheville, but has done projects in Chapel Hill, NC, Rock Hill, SC, Atlanta, GA and Gainesville, FL. Marc visited in April, 2017 with Campostella Elementary and Richard Bolling students to discuss ideas for 2 of the projects.

In addition, the public art commission hired Marc to create “Birds of Every Feather” for Ocean View Elementary School.  The mosaic replaces an aged mural painted many years ago by Robert Wyland and students.  “Birds of Every Feather” was installed July 10 & 11, 2018.


july 10amural EDITED day one



Artist Joshua Wiener of Boulder Colorado has been selected to create an inspiring gateway artwork that will evoke neighborhood pride, ownership and diversity. The goal of the Fairmount Park Neighborhood is to be a safe, aesthetically appealing, fiscally viable, family-oriented diverse and integrated community with excellent educational, social, recreational, and cultural opportunities, fostering a strong and diverse residential and business community with concern for ecological stewardship.  The Lafayette Gateway artwork will aspire to this goal.

PROJECT SITE: The identified site for the artwork is in the triangular median area west of an existing round-about on Lafayette Boulevard. Here’s a Sneak Peek of the final design to be installed during the summer of 2018.




Don Kennell has been selected to create public art at Norfolk International Airport!

Ram Jam w crew



The End of Massive Resistance Public Art Planning Committee has selected artist team RE:site of Texas to design and build a commemoration that will tell the many layers of the story of the struggle for equal education, the end of the Massive Resistance.  The commemoration will express the courage of the many individuals affected by prejudice and discrimination and of the environment of the time and also tell of the changes that happened, how ideas reformed and of relationships that grew as people began to understand.  The artwork will educate viewers of the history and importance of Norfolk’s role on the national stage.

The commemoration will be located within the new Government Center at St. Paul’s Blvd. and Main St. adjacent to City Hall.

Committee members: Ann Stokes of the Public Art Commission, local artist Maizelle Brown, City Architect Bob Jackson, City Clerk Breck Daughtrey, former editor of the Virginian Pilot Marvin Lake,  John Simpson, former NPS superintendent and Kimberli Gant of the Chrysler Museum, toured the site with selected artists RE:Site (Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee) in May and received input from the community.

Next steps:

After the artists finish their research they will develop a concept and submit a proposed design for the project.
The committee will work through the artwork final design process with the artists.
The committee will approve the final design and present the concept to the Public Art Commission, Mayor and City Manager for final approval.
Once approved, the artist will begin to fabricate the artwork.
After the artwork is installed, we’ll scheduled a community dedication and celebration!


Alison Bachmann and Navid Rhaman have been selected to work as lead artists this summer! Five participants of the Norfolk Emerging Leaders program will help them paint a mural for an area near City Hall and several small murals are being created for the new restroom facilities at Lafayette Park.


Copy of Copy of Silver Kitchen Restaurant Flyer  navid