2013 Candidate Cultural Survey response

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Specialist  Tuesday is Election Day. Before you go to the polls to cast your vote, be sure you know where your candidate stands on matters important to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural community. In advance of the upcoming elections, the Arts & Science Council asked local candidates running for city, county and board …

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Bringing billboard art to a city of drivers

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Specialist  There’s something big and magical about works of art splashed across billboards throughout the city. It’s one of the reasons Wendy Hickey, a national sales representative for Adams Outdoor Advertising, started ArtPop 10 years ago. And it’s why she’s excited about bringing the national program, which promotes local artists through …

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Crowdfunding: What’s the story?

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education, power2give.org

By Perry Mixter power2give.org Director of Client Services  It is the holy grail of fundraising: finding new donors that are passionate about supporting arts, science and history in our community. Charlotte’s premiere crowdfunding site, ASC’s power2give.org, has done just that. In just two short years, this online marketplace for cultural projects has generated more than …

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‘Jazz Lives’ through Jazz Arts Initiative

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

By Lonnie Davis Jazz Arts Initiative Executive Director “…No America, no jazz…” the legendary drummer Art Blakey once said. Jazz music has always been a direct reflection of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we’re going.  With humble beginnings over one century ago, it was born out of the rhythms of Congo Square and the …

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Pre-K students get a head start through the arts in NC Wolf Trap program

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

By Bernie Petit Communications Specialist  Teaching artist Rocio Gonzalez had a question for 10 pre-K students at Winterfield Elementary in Charlotte: How can you use your body to pretend to be giraffe? Within seconds, the students began craning their necks upward while standing on their tippy-toes, mimicking the most distinguishable characteristic of the tallest living …

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