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Artist Talk: DeWitt Godfrey

Artist Talks on Public Art and the Environment

Event Details

In partnership with Small School, an art-based, alternative education platform featuring prominent national and international visiting artists, we invite you to join us at the Chapel for a series of stimulating and thought-provoking conversations on public art and the environment at Dix Park. 

Featured Artist: DeWitt Godfrey

Talk Title: Attun: an origin story

Attun, the artist's latest large-scale work newly installed at Dix Park, revisits an earlier body of work, where the shape of the individual elements (and overall structure) are determined by the combination of gravity, adjacency, size, scale, and material behavior. These linear, fence or wall-like sculptures - stacked between buildings and trees or in the landscape - were intuitive and improvisational, with little formal engineering. This talk will retrace some of that history, how this way of working set the stage for my current work, and thoughts about revisiting the past.

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Location: The Chapel at Dix Park, 1030 Richardson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603


Free to attend. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

Registration opens 2 weeks in advance at 12:00 pm. 

This program is free to the public thanks to Dix Park Conservancy donors.


Featured Artist Bio

DeWitt Godfrey is an American sculptor, best known for his large abstract constructions of banded steel installed in public sites. Godfrey was born in Houston, Texas, and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan; he earned a B.A. in art from Yale University in 1982 and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the Edinburgh College of Art as a Fulbright Scholar in 1996. Godfrey is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Japan Foundation, among others. From 2008 to 2016 he served on the board of the College Art Association and was formerly the director of the Institute for Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University, where he is a professor in the Department of Art and Art History. He lives in Central New York and New Orleans.

Directions and Parking

  • Via Western Boulevard: Enter at Hunt Drive or S. Boylan Avenue
  • Via Lake Wheeler Road: Enter at Umstead Drive
  • Follow Signs towards The Chapel
  • Parking is located in the lots next to and in front of the Chapel. ADA parking is available.
  • Click on the image below for an enlarged parking map.

Chapel Parking Map


    Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

    Parking: ADA parking spaces for the Chapel are to the left and out front of the building. ADA parking spaces are available in all lots.

    Chapel Entrance: Ramp and ADA push button activated door is located to the left of the front of the building. 

    Restrooms: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the Chapel.

    Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or


    Contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or