Raleigh Iron Works Innovation Hub Launches Public Art Project
New mixed-use innovation hub Raleigh Iron Works is launching a public arts initiative. The Collision Project connects creatives to site-specific opportunities in Jamestown’s real estate portfolio, including Raleigh Iron Works, which is a joint venture of Jamestown and developer Grubb Ventures.
The initial installations include murals from Durham native Gabriel Eng-Goetz and Raleigh natives Morgan “MCK” Cook and Taylor White.
In addition to the murals, spoken word artist Johnny Lee Chapman, III of Fuquay-Varina will perform Raleigh Iron Works creed “Iron Code” to a live audience in 2024.
“We want Raleigh Iron Works to be a backdrop and platform for creativity,” said Michael Phillips, President of Jamestown. “Named for the role of spontaneous collisions in the creative process, the Collision Project fosters experiential art and facilitates areas of co-creation in the built environment. Through the Collision Project, Raleigh Iron Works will become a canvas for emerging and established artists across disciplines.”
Angela Noote is a native of Northern California and graduated from Chico State with a degree in public relations. After college she moved to the Central Coast and worked first in ad sales then in editorial, eventually spending more than a decade as a print reporter and editor. She detoured into design work at a printer/publisher, and with a partner eventually opened a boutique full-service marketing agency. Moving into corporate communications, she built and managed several successful marketing teams in the hospitality, financial services, and nonprofit industries. Most recently she was an internal comms manager in the tech sector. After a long stint spent in Georgia (Go Dawgs), she moved to Baton Rouge, LA and has written for clients in the financial, luxury imports, higher ed, commercial cleaning, and medical equipment industries. Her son is a media arts major at the University of South Carolina, and her husband owns a comedy theater in Baton Rouge, where you can often find Angi teaching improv classes, leading corporate training events, or doing an occasional stand up set.