Public art connects kids to community – and a local university

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Elementary students from Reid Park Academy in Charlotte connected to the history of their community – and contributed to what will be a future source of pride for their neighborhood – during a college-level crash course in public art last month. The students traveled to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, …

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An ASC fairy tale (or our 2015 year-in-review)

Categories: Annual Fund Drive, ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners, Education, Studio 345

Illustrations by Ladianne Henderson This fairy tale is a re-imagining of the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) fiscal year 2015. Highlights range from Robert Bush being named ASC president and the debut of the arts advocacy film “Spiral Bound” to the release of the Cultural Life Task Force recommendations and the community’s Cultural Vision Plan. …

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Top 10 ways to be a cultural leader

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager You don’t have to be an artist, a curator, a dancer or a docent to help build our cultural community, said Jami Farris, a partner at Parker Poe. You can be a leader. It’s what Farris became after graduating from the Arts & Science Council’s (ASC) first Cultural Leadership Training …

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Local artists turn their SWAG on

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A self-organized artists group will spend the next five months working to disprove a popular myth – that of the struggling artist. The Sunday Artists Working Group, or SWAG, consists of 14 local artists that have joined together to think more purposefully about how they can build lives that are …

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