Renewal of public/private partnership needed to sustain cultural sector

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Cultural Vision Plan laid out Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents’ expectation that the cultural community connect people and strengthen community by providing access to relevant, educational and diverse arts and cultural experiences to all residents. The question left unanswered was ‘how can we pay for this vision when our cultural community has …

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XOXO: Putting the weird in local theater

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Trying to win over the established theater crowd wasn’t working for XOXO. Traditional venues didn’t hold much appeal for the Charlotte experimental theater collective either. So it got weird. “We gave ourselves permission to do the kind of shows we wanted to see,” said founder Matt Cosper. “The audience came …

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Making art by breaking the rules

Categories: ASC, Blog, Community Supported Art

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Some of us are adults by the time we learn that it’s okay to color outside the lines. Take for instance artist Marcee Musgrove, who works out of her Eden Street Market studio in the shadow of Davidson College. “I’m a rules follower,” Musgrove said. “I worked for corporate America …

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