A new place to spark STEM learning

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education

By David Fowler Communications Intern “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats   So it reads on a wall inside the new Discovery Place Education Studio in Uptown Charlotte, a professional development program for pre K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) educators. However, these …

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Public art to unify new CMPD station with the community it serves

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Charlotte’s newest public art piece will help connect a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department station with the community it protects and serves. The artwork, created by Durham-based glass artist Vivienne McConnell and installed in April, will link neighborhoods along Central Avenue in East Charlotte to the brand new CMPD Eastway Station. Funding …

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Digital & Media Literacy Camp Combines Learning and Creativity

Categories: ASC, Blog, Education

By David Fowler Communications Intern Arts & Science Council (ASC) Digital & Media Literacy Camp Director Crystal Lail has always worked in education. A veteran of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system, Lail knows firsthand the importance of creativity in education. As camp director, Lail sees creativity as an opportunity to make learning enjoyable and engaging for …

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Your red-hot cultural guide to the summer

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Bookmark this, print it, tweet it, share it on Facebook – whatever you have to do. You’ll want to refer back to this throughout the summer. Whether your plans include staying close to the local pool or traveling from Murphy to Manteo or anywhere in between, this will be a …

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Advocating for the Arts at ARTS Day

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education

By Sara Simmons Public Sector Liaison Nearly 30 Charlotte-Mecklenburg community leaders and students took the bus to Raleigh last month to advocate for the arts. It was part of the annual ARTS Day, a two-day event where arts advocates come together to promote the arts. The event, held May 20-21 in Raleigh, allowed individuals to …

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