Meet the 2015 Regional Artist Project Grant recipients

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager For many local artists, Regional Artist Project Grants (RAPG) are launching pads to bigger things. Each year, the Arts & Science Council (ASC), in conjunction with arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Rowan, Rutherford and York (S.C.) counties, and with the support of the North Carolina Arts Council and …

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Unwrap some culture this holiday season

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Deck the halls with boughs of culture! The holidays are upon us, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg cultural sector is offering up plenty of gifts to get folks in the spirit of the season. From longtime traditions like Nutcracker and The Singing Christmas Tree to celebrations of Yuletides past, and from re-imaginings …

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Kennedy Center to honor Patricia McBride

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The world knows her as renowned ballerina Patricia McBride. But locally, she’s just as admired and beloved for being one of the driving forces behind Charlotte Ballet alongside her husband Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. So, when The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced in September that McBride will be …

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McColl Award winner working to bring community together

Categories: ASC, ASC Awards, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager CarlosAlexis Cruz may be an assistant professor of voice and movement at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, but he really is a bridge builder. Instead of connecting paths across physical obstacles by way of concrete or wooden structures, however, Cruz is bridging unspoken divides between several Charlotte-Mecklenburg communities …

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The Gift of Ceramics

Categories: ASC, Blog, Community Supported Art

By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern It is rare to stumble across an art journey as rich as Allison Luce’s. First introduced to creativity through art classes as a child, Luce found her parents were completely supportive of her interests, and so, after a brief stint as a biology major, she received BFAs …

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