Bringing culture to the blocks

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There are geographical pockets in Charlotte-Mecklenburg where, according to data, residents aren’t engaging in or with the broader cultural community. Culture Blocks, a new ASC initiative, seeks to change that. The program seeks to support cultural programming close to where people live by utilizing local libraries and recreation centers. Here’s …

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Making every word count

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Think back to your engagement, the time you landed the lead role in the school musical, when you overcame personal tragedy – whatever your best story is. If you were limited to 100 words, could you tell that story? It’s the task professional and student filmmakers undertook for the 100 …

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Old Growth takes root at the airport

Categories: ASC, Blog

By Bernie Petit Communications Manager During the drenching downpour of Hurricane Joaquin, sculptor Hoss Haley built and climbed a tree of his own creation. Days earlier, he shipped 27 corten steel blocks from his Asheville studio to Charlotte on the back of three semi flatbeds. He then braved the storm to assemble the sedan-sized pieces …

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Enjoy culture and candy this Halloween

Categories: ASC, Blog, Cultural Partners

Compiled by Bernie Petit Communications Manager This year Halloween falls on a weekend. Mix some culture in with trick-or-treatin’. There are several cultural haunts leading up to Halloween to check out before heading out for candy or parties. From Spinning Spiders and Creepy Crawlers to a theatrical production of Bram Stoker’s famous vampire, there are …

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Be an Informed Voter

Categories: Blog, Uncategorized

By Amy Mitchell Communications Manager Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day. Since 1975, the public sector has played a critical role in supporting and growing Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural sector. Since that time, ASC has only been able to fund the cultural sector by combining resources from local and state government with those of the private sector …

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