A Living Canvas – Introducing Mark Stephenson

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern Art is remarkably accommodating. Somewhere along the way, we decided we could only approach her wearing the hat of artist, historian, scholar, elitist – but she waits for us regardless of our background, beckoning us to please, come as we are. Perhaps that’s why many of our Community …

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Molding Charlotte’s Art Scene

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern To those of you who chose the math or science track and feel condemned to an un-artsy existence, find hope in Amy Sanders, a potter selected for the Arts & Science Council’s Community Supported Art program. Originally at school for biology, Sanders took a ceramics class during her …

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Library Acts of Culture bring surprise performances to local patrons

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  People throughout Mecklenburg County are leaving their local libraries with more than just the books they’re checking out. They’re leaving having been surprised by an unexpected cultural experience. The Arts & Science Council (ASC), Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation are partnering to bring …

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ASC Cultural Project Grant helps Taproot Ensemble dig deep, get dirty

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager They’re not the flowers of the Charlotte arts scene. But the work Taproot Ensemble members produce is necessary – and just as beautiful in its own way. “We’re the thing that’s trying to dig deep into what’s happening in this community,” said founding artistic director Brianna Smith. “We’re the thing …

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Standing proud – a Charlotte sculptor on the up and up

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern How many times have you passed the public art piece on South Tryon, or fumbled through an explanation of it to a non-local? “I know it’s called the Firebird, but I don’t know what it’s supposed to mean.” We learn how to process oil paintings on museum walls, …

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