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The Canopy Exhibit

Macon, GA Bicentennial Celebration


Macon Mall 
3661 Eisenhower Pkwy, Macon, GA 31206

Upper Level above the Food Court 

Closest Entrance from Mercer University Drive.


Every Saturday in 2023
Noon – 5:00 pm

Group Visits Available by Appointment.
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Conceived by textile artist Wini McQueen as a symbol of hope and idealism, an exploration of beauty and wonder via surface design on cotton fabric. “The Canopy” is an immersive experience. 

It is a monumental entity (sixty feet wide and deep, and twenty four feet high) that expands imagination, stimulates joy and. instills a sense of hope among visitors, writing a new chapter in history of public art.

As they enter “The Canopy” from a walk-around space, visitors find themselves enveloped in sculpted art, moving through billowing cotton cloth banners, cylinders and accordion pleated panels which are experienced as gigantic bursts of color cascading from the ceiling: bright yellow, lavender, orange, and pink. Every imaginable texture-scrim, sateen and majestic velveteen are used to create three-dimensional, magical mazes, featuring America’s favorite folk art, tie dye. Canopy components are one-of-a-kind works that tell stories of their own, even as the spectacle draws on Christo and Jean Claude, and the Ghanian El Anatsui. 

Interested in hosting the Canopy Project at your location for 2024?

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