“Hornets Nest” connects CMPD to community

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"Hornets Nest" by Michael Morgan is a brick sculptural component integrated into the new CMPD Westover station.
Why this matters: The iconography found in “Hornets Nest” at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Westovever station is representative of both the CMPD and the revitalization of the West Boulevard corridor. By Emily Sogard Cultural & Community Investment Intern Bricks create a buzz in Michael Morgan’s new “Hornets Nest,” connects community members along West Boulevard to …

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Meet the 2016 ASC Honors recipients

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Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Dr. Tom Hanchett, 2016 ASC Honors award recipient for lifetime achievement in history. Creating community together                     Tyrone Jefferson,  …

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Creating community together – Dr. Tom Hanchett, 2016 ASC Honors

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Dr. Tom Hanchett, author and former Levine Museum of the New South historian who also developed the Community Building Initiative’s bus tours that introduce participants to Charlotte’s historical racial landscape, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in history.
Why This Matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender When Tom Hanchett arrived in Charlotte in the early ‘80s to work for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission his job was to study neighborhoods many saw as …

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We come from greatness – Tyrone Jefferson, 2016 ASC Honors

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Tyrone Jefferson, executive director and musician with A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas and former music director and trombonist for music legend James Brown, is honored with the 2016 ASC Honors award for lifetime achievement in music.
Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Tyrone Jefferson likes to quote civil rights activist Marcus M. Garvey who said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a …

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Revealing subjects – Sonia Handelman Meyer, 2016 ASC Honors

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Why this matters: ASC recognizes that creative individuals and teachers enrich the cultural lives of everyone in our region and beyond through their work. By Michael Solender Sonia Handelman Meyer’s passion for photography grew from a chance encounter she had in 1942 while working as a civilian for the U.S. Army Signal Corp at Ft. …

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