ASC announces Cultural Project Grant recipients

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager An overlooked community is ready to become more visible in Charlotte-Mecklenburg thanks to an Arts & Science Council (ASC) Cultural Project Grant. ASC recently awarded its second round of Cultural Project Grants to cultural organizations and community agencies. The grants provide support for projects that increase access to arts, science, …

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Actor’s Theatre celebrates 25 years of sparking conversations in Charlotte

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There’s a misconception about Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte that artistic director Chip Decker wants to clear up. “A lot of our programming tends to be a little edgier, which some people say is ‘controversial.’ It’s ‘controversial’ you’re talking about homosexuality, AIDS, race or whatever,” Decker said. “We don’t do controversial …

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ArtPop adds culture to morning commute

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  A monkey on a gondola ride is artist Pam Cosper’s introduction to Charlotte. Her acrylic painting, titled “This is the Life,” was one of five works selected for the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) ArtPop program through a public vote on CharlotteCultureGuide.com. The ArtPop poll winners will join the 15 …

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Charlotte filmmaker follows the buzz with ASC grant

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Charlotte Hornets name is more than a cool mascot for the local sports team. It recalls the Revolutionary War, when British General Charles Cornwallis referred to Charlotte as “a veritable nest of hornets” because of the resistance he faced in Mecklenburg County. The name encompasses the “independent spirit I …

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Local cultural groups win NEA grants

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  Three Charlotte cultural organizations have been awarded Art Works grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its first round of grants for 2014. McColl Center for Visual Art, North Carolina Dance Theatre and Opera Carolina will receive the coveted Art Works grants, which support the creation of …

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