XOXO Making a ‘#CAKE’ for Charlotte

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XOXO will the interdisciplinary performance piece '#CAKE' June 1-24 in uptown Charlotte. XOXO photo.
Why This Matters: Charlotte performance art collection XOXO is helping increase relevance and innovation with its groundbreaking and participatory production of ‘#CAKE.’ By Bernie Petit Communications Manager “#CAKE,” the upcoming interdisciplinary work by performance art collective XOXO, won’t end where it begins – figuratively and literally. At some point during the show, audiences will take a surrealist …

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Art Truck-ing to the Community

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Rosalía Torres-Weiner’s Red Calaca Mobile Art Studio.
Why This Matters: Artist Rosalía Torres-Weiner is making the arts more accessible by using her Red Calaca Mobile Art Studio to take art directly to Charlotte communities. By Giovanna Torres Communications & Marketing Coordinator “Art is not only in museums.” The phrase, which decorates Rosalía Torres-Weiner’s new mobile art truck, takes on a deeper meaning as the …

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Celebrate Art Museum Day at Levine Center for the Arts

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Why This Matters: Art Museum Day is an international celebration that highlights the importance of museums in the world. (In 2016, approximately 175 member museums offered free admission, special programs and events). By Giovanna Torres Communications & Marketing Coordinator In celebration of International Art Museum Day, which is May 18, Levine Center for the Arts and Charlotte Five …

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Making the Unseen Visible – Annabel Manning, 2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient Annabel Manning.
By Michael Solender Annabel Manning believes creating art has the power to provide voice to the voiceless and make visible those unseen. A self-described social practice artist, much of Manning’s work is done outside of formal studio space, in the field and with those on the margins of society. Manning creates her work using many …

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Finding Her Voice in Film – Melissa Salpietra, 2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship

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2017 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient Melissa Salpietra.
By Michael Solender Melissa Salpietra is a creative problem solver. The freelance video editor, animator and producer of science-based documentary films approaches her work as a storyteller in ways not dissimilar from how one assembles a complex puzzle. Carefully integrating imagery, text, dialog and soundtrack, Salpietra crafts storylines in her films to inform, educate and …

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