Cultural groups earn 2016 NEA grants

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Three Charlotte cultural organizations have been awarded Art Works grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in its first fiscal year 2016 funding announcement. Charlotte Ballet, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and McColl Center for Art + Innovation will receive the Art Works grants, which focus on the creation …

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A message from Robert Bush

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By Robert Bush ASC President Before the end of 2015, I want to take the opportunity to provide an update to you regarding the progress that has been made by the Arts & Science Council (ASC) in implementing the recommendations of the Cultural Vision Plan (CVP) and Cultural Life Task Force (CLTF). Over the past …

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Meet Carla Hanzal, ASC’s new vice president of public art

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager There are more than 140 works of public art in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s collection and it’s now Carla Hanzal’s job to manage all of them. Hanzal joined ASC in November as its new vice president of public art. She brings more than 25 years of experience working with contemporary artists, arts organizations …

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New public art connects community to neighborhood park

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Public art, artist Shaun Cassidy said, should acknowledge the space it inhabits and the surrounding community. “Origins,” “Community Spring” and “Life,” the three pieces that comprise the public art at the new Reid Park Neighborhood Park in Charlotte, accomplishes both and more. Created by the artist team of Laurel Holtzapple, …

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Your holiday cultural calendar

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager ’Tis the season to be cultured! With the holidays upon us, the creative community is setting out to make this the most culture-filled time of the year. There are traditions old and new (think Charlotte Ballet’s “Nutcracker” and On Q Productions’ “A Soulful Noel”), events that inspire folks to unwrap …

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