Queen's Table Adds Public Art to UNCC Uptown

"Ainsa III" is located behind UNC Charlotte Center City’s main building, near the future home of First Ward Park.

FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, the anonymous members of the philanthropic group Queen’s Table have commissioned sculptures to beautify public spaces across Charlotte. Their latest contribution stands 12 feet tall in a plaza behind UNC Charlotte Center City. Ainsa III, by Barcelona-based artist Jaume Plensa, depicts a seated figure whose body is comprised of letters from nine international alphabets. The stainless-steel sculpture was installed in September. “It’s a great and contemporary symbol,” says Jamie McLawhorn, projects chair and public representative for Queen’s Table. “It says, ‘We are all one.’ ”

This article appears in the December 2015 issue of Charlotte Magazine. 

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This article has been updated to give the correct timeframe of Queen's Table's existence.

Categories: Arts + Culture