How the violin helped a bird curator find the music in nature

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  The earth has music for those who listen. Shakespeare knew it and so does Amber Rosintoski, who oversees nearly 100 birds of prey as the curator of the Carolina Raptor Center collection. Before she fell in love with birds, Rosintoski grew up playing the violin in Mount Pleasant, S.C. She …

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Lessons learned from a Charlotte Museum of History re-enactor

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Lisa Jillani went from writing about historical re-enactors for the local newspaper to dressing up in 18th century garb herself. “I had always been a history buff ever since I can remember, even as a young child,” Jillani said. “Because my grandparents raised me, I was privileged to be exposed …

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‘His brain is wired to put things together’

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By Bernie Petit  Communications Manager It started with LEGOs. Instead of stacking his play set bricks as high as he could, a then-three-year-old Jalen Thompson visualized and assembled elaborate castles with windows, entrances and waterways. So his mom, Tonja Thompson, bought him sets meant for older kids. “They may have taken me days or weeks …

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Cultural reflections from our interim president

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By Robert Bush ASC Interim President  Almost 30 years ago, I got the call.  The call was to join the Mint Museum staff as its first development director.  I said, “Yes,” and while I knew some things about Charlotte, a crash course in all things Charlotte began. Not unlike today, Charlotte had a lot of …

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Piecing it together – introducing Scott Partridge

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By Amy Bareham Cultural and Community Investment Intern Clicking the link to Scott Partridge’s website (jevaart.com) is dangerous. One glance at his portfolio and you’ll be wiling away the hours with his creations – mixtures of paint, digital graphics, texture, and a little something else, something slightly elusive and introspective. This 2014 Community Supported Art participant …

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