Creating opportunity in South End

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager “Create your own opportunity.” For most folks, it’s just something people say. But for others, they are words to live by. Just ask any of the entrepreneurs or artists in Charlotte’s South End, a place where making your own way has helped the historic neighborhood redefine itself. Or talk to …

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Acting with intent

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Amy Bareham Arts & Science Council Cultural & Community Investment Intern We are all curators of powerful stories. From childhood to old age or brokenness to victory, we fill the pages of our lives with characters that have tales of their own. And at the intersection of all these stories are groups like the …

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Waxing Quixotic

Categories: ASC, Blog, Community Supported Art

By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern If ever you need to be reminded of your invincibility, ’s studio is the place to go. A practicing studio artist for the last 13 years and a Fall 2014 Arts & Science Council Community Supported Art (CSA) participant, Winegard’s art career began at six years old, …

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Taking root with LATIBAH

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By Amy Bareham Cultural & Community Investment Intern The collard green is a nutritious superpower, rich with health benefits and antioxidants. A distinct feature in the LATIBAH Collard Green Museum’s logo, it is also a metaphor for LATIBAH itself. Founded by T’Afo Feimster, the museum functions as an inviting detox from a demanding world by …

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Planting seeds of creativity

Categories: ASC, Blog, Community Supported Art

By Amy Bareham Cultural and Community Investment Intern In the past, we as a culture have nursed a bad habit – that of polarizing art and science. However, Brittani George, a fall 2014 Community Supported Art (CSA) participant, is proof of these opposite worlds colliding in breathtakingly innovative ways. George’s creative tendencies appeared early on. …

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