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Faculty Work on Kinston Music Trail

College of Design faculty members developed preliminary concepts for a trail showcasing African American music heritage in Kinston, N.C. Kinston is the hometown of musicians, performers and songwriters such as Little Eva, writer and singer of “The Locomotion,” and Maceo Parker, long time bandleader for James Brown.

To highlight the history, Kofi Boone, assistant professor of landscape architecture, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, associate professor of art + design, and Dr. Celen Pasalar, director of the Downtown Design Studio, worked on a pilot for the North Carolina Arts Council and Kinston Community Council for the Arts. The team developed concepts for interpretive public art and interactive media with support from a Creative Economies Grant. Lessons from the pilot process will be used in an eight-county region.