New permanent art installation ‘Fairy Ring’ has official public unveiling ceremony

“Fairy Ring” is composed of 110 cast fiberglass fungus arranged in a circle.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - There’s a new permanent art installation called “Fairy Ring” at Atherton Mill.

It had its official public unveiling ceremony Thursday night.

The installation is commissioned by real estate company EDENS and created by Meredith Connelly, who has become known for her illumination work displayed during the LIGHTS exhibitions at the US National Whitewater Center in 2019 and 2020.

“Fairy Ring” is composed of 110 cast fiberglass fungus arranged in a circle. Each mushroom varies in size and the entire piece invites interaction.

Connelly created a similar, but temporary installation during the We HEART Rail Trail: Lights event last year.

The mushrooms are bolted to cement, and there is a metal edging around the perimeter of the ring, with mulch surrounding the mushrooms, so they appear as if they are growing out of the ground.

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