In the City By The Bay: Singing Through Summer

Categories: ASC, Blog

Melinda Whittington is a Charlotte-based opera singer. She has performed locally with Opera Carolina, UNC-Charlotte and CPCC; in addition she tutors young singers. She will be writing for ASC this summer while in California as part of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Young Artist program. Read part one here. WOW!  Where to begin!  So many things …

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Jackie Chang: On Knowing Where

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Tori Chester, Arts & Science Council Charlotte’s McColl Center for Visual Art has a new artist-in-residence, acclaimed public artist Jackie Chang. Chang, who previously completed public artwork for Mecklenburg County’s Jail North facility, returns to Charlotte to develop artwork for the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Lynx Blue Line extension project. The project is …

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Meet Ed Carpenter, Charlotte’s Newest Public Artist

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Ed Carpenter is renowned throughout the world for his large scale public art installations which have included pedestrian and gateway bridges, stained glass windows and monumental sculptural works. Carpenter is also known as a pioneer in the process of creating dichroic glass – glass that contains “multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides” – a fixture …

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YDS Members Munch Through Plaza-Midwood

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Charlotte’s Plaza-Midwood neighborhood is famous for The Penguin, a hole-in-the-wall burger joint so good that it was featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. In June, the ASC’s Young Donor Society (YDS) checked out other noteworthy restaurants in the area on a food tour. Tom Hanchett, staff historian at the Levine Museum of …

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Kids React to First Two Weeks at Digital and Media Literacy Camp

Categories: ASC, ASC Projects, Blog, Education

This summer, ASC is supporting Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ annual Digital and Media Literacy Camp. The camp, now in its third week has, among other things, taught students, ages 5-14, how to use a digital camera, shoot video and edit it. They have gotten to go to the 7th Street Market to meet the vendors and …

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