Arts

Having A Ball

As a gift to the Town of Chapel Hill, the Ackland hosted the world-renowned RedBall Project.

As a gift to the Town of Chapel Hill, the Ackland hosted the world-renowned RedBall Project.

In September 2018, the Ackland Art Museum kicked off its 60th birthday festivities. The year-long celebration started with a bang… or rather, a ball. As a gift to the Town of Chapel Hill, the Ackland hosted the world-renowned RedBall Project — brainchild of Asheville-based artist Kurt Perschke — for a weeklong performance. Each evening, the 250-pound inflatable ball was deflated and moved to new locations across Chapel Hill. RedBall greeted students at the South Building and the Undergraduate Library; entertained children at the Ackland Art Museum and the Chapel Hill Public Library; and delighted passersby at Koury Hall, the Forest Theatre and Franklin Street’s Varsity Alley.

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Photos: Jack Sorokin | Courtesy RedBall Project

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