|Minnie Evans Memorial Chapel, Arlie Gardens, Wilmington, NC|
|The work of Minnie Evans transcends categorization.|
Arlie Gardens was created in 1901 as a private garden, for the Pembroke Jones family by Mrs. Jones, as a lush, flowing, naturalistic Southern garden, and this is where Evans worked as a gatekeeper for 40 years. Wright-Frierson selected and managed a team of seven artists, who each created their own sculptures. The year-long construction of the project was supported by grants and the help of many volunteers.