How Science Inspires Art Created by These Charlotte-Area Artists

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Why This Matters: Both art and science seek to examine the world in order to explain how what we see and experience every day fits together. This connection provides Charlotte-area artists with inspiration for their work. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Before she ever puts watercolor or pencil to paper, Charlotte-based nature artist and illustrator Leigh Anne Carter examines …

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Culture Feast Returns on September 8

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and visitors can share a community table in streets of either uptown Charlotte or downtown Cornelius while enjoying arts and cultural performances at ASC’s Culture Feast. The third annual event takes place simultaneously from 7-11 p.m. Sept. 8 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza (400 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) and …

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Check Out Public Art at Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation Centers

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Why This Matters: ASC and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation have worked collaboratively to enhance public spaces throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg with artworks that connect to the surrounding communities. A young child climbs atop “Life,” a public artwork inspired by the okra plants found in the gardens of early Reid Park residents. It’s an example of artwork …

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The 10 Traits of Effective Nonprofit Leaders

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Why This Matters: Effective leadership is necessary for any nonprofit organizations to thrive. And effective nonprofit leaders exhibit these traits observed by nationally-recognized nonprofit leadership experts Andi Stevenson and Dianne Chipps Bailey. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Nonprofit leadership is uniquely different than that in the for-profit sector. “It’s not just your customers or your …

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NEA Invests $117.5K in Charlotte Cultural Groups

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Why This Matters: Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts directly impacts cultural organizations in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the McColl Center for Art + Innovation will use art and artist-led programs to activate the North Tryon corridor in Charlotte’s North …

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