The ‘Fairy Ring’ Is Here To Stay: Artist Meredith Connelly Acquires Her First Permanent Light Display In South End

CHARLOTTE N.C. – Your walk through South End is about to get a little brighter thanks to Meredith Connelly’s “Fairy Ring.”

The Fairy Ring is a whimsical soft-lit display of 100 fiberglass fungi arranged in a circle, similar to those found in nature. Connelly’s work embodies natural occurring phenomenons with an interesting twist–lights. The multifaceted artist ventured from The University of Wilmington bringing her vision of the illuminated organisms to the heart of Charlotte. Connelly aims to connect the world to an array of alluring environments that represent the earth’s organic qualities.

Her artwork breaks the barrier of imagination as she creates intricate hand-cut paperwork that resembles the microscopic realm. Using different materials, Connolly designed a special piece, that mimics microscope sliders. Her out-the-box thought process continues to wow the public.

Commissioned by the real estate owner, EDENS, The Fairy Ring will be on display beginning Thursday, February 17th. The beautiful attraction will be nestled in the yards of The Atherton Mill, South Charlotte’s beloved hub for shopping, dining, and fun.

The community lighting event is family-friendly and will be held from 5:30 to 8:30pm on South Boulevard near the Charlotte Rail Trail. Make sure to join the fun and feast your eyes on Meredith Connelly’s fanciful fungi!