Posts Tagged: Vollis Simpson

Whirligig Park Updates

After years of planning and a healthy infusion of grant money, the Whirligig Park Project is making remarkable progress toward meeting its opening goal of November 2013. One-third of the planned art exhibits have been restored, and restoration of others is going strong at the project’s headquarters in downtown Wilson. Additionally, the project has created… Read more »

Whirligigs, Spinning Into Art History

DaySpring Media shot and posted a video about Vollis Simpson’s whirligigs and the Whirligig Park Project for Wilson, NC’s local government channel. Whirligigs are well loved American folk-art. These whimsical caricatures of animals, planes, or farm equipment typically have blades that rotate in the wind and cause various parts of the sculpture to move. Ninety-three… Read more »