Sensoria 2017 Brings George Saunders and a Whole Lot More

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Why This Matters: The annual celebration of arts and literature, presented by Central Piedmont Community College, provides Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and visitors with 10 days to experience mostly free cultural events. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Let’s start with the really big news first: American genius George Saunders is coming to Sensoria, the 10-day celebration of …

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Nicholas Napoletano Mural to Activate North Tryon Corridor

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Why This Matters: Nicholas Napoletano received a Cultural Vision Grant from ASC to paint a mural that serves as a visual beacon along the North Tryon Corridor. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Creating a massive mural along the North Tryon Corridor has allowed artist Nicholas Napoletano to reflect on his short time in Charlotte. Many …

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Cultural Experiences ‘BOOM’-ing in Unexpected Places

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Why This Matters: Upcoming spring festivals and events illustrate how ASC supports cultural programming that builds community and demonstrates relevant cultural expression. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager BOOM Charlotte, as Hip Hop Orchestrated founder Kia Moore explained, is “Where bars, parking lots and resource centers become houses of art.” It’s where “the start of something …

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How to Celebrate International Sculpture Day

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Why This Matters: International Sculpture Day is a celebration event held worldwide on or around April 24 to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Sculpture not only enhances our quality of life, it influences how we live our lives. Whether large or …

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Looking Forward – The Next 50 Years

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Why This Matters: This is the text of the speech ASC President Robert Bush delivered about the future of arts and culture in North Carolina as part of Arts Day 2017 in Raleigh, N.C. By Robert Bush ASC President I am a child of North Carolina. Now I call Charlotte my home but my roots run deep in …

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