Can Art Unite Cops and Kids? The Arts Empowerment Project Says Yes

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Charlotte Mecklenburg police officers and young people created art together in a July 2021 workshop led by the Arts Empowerment Project.
By Elvis Menayese Queens University News Service If young people and police officers create art together, what kind of understanding can they reach? Workshops led by the Arts Empowerment Project, a Charlotte program that uses art to heal vulnerable youth, took a recent step toward answering that question. A July session focused on painting, poetry …

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‘Los Charloteanos’ to Celebrate Cultural and Community Pride

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ASC Cultural Vision Grant recipient Jacobo Strimling.
By Michael Solender Charlotte is a city of newcomers. Most quickly discover they’re not alone in this regard, as the QC holds the distinction of a rapidly growing New South city where, according to the latest U.S. Census figures, only 41 percent of Charlotte residents are native to North Carolina. Rather than constrain Charlotte’s personality, …

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Painting Memory – Holly Keogh, ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship Recipient

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Charlotte artist Holly Keogh, an ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship recipient.
By Jillian Mueller Charlotte-based visual artist Holly Keogh is heading out for spring break in the middle of September. As part of her 2021 ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship activities, Keogh created a new body of work that will be among the over 100 curatorial exhibitions featured in this month’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show in New York …

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