ASC Statement on City Manager’s Recommendations for Arts and Culture Funding

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By Susan Patterson, ASC Board Chair, and Krista Terrell, ASC Acting President We are writing to address the Charlotte City Manager’s recommendations for the arts and culture sector. We want to be very clear. ASC is excited about the commitment from the City (as well as the private/corporate sector) to increase funding for the cultural …

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ASC Fellowships Celebrate Charlotte-Mecklenburg Creatives

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Four of the 14 recipients of 2021 ASC fellowships (from left): Alvin C. Jacobs Jr, Malu Tan, Sarah Ingel and Tony Arreaza.
Why This Matters: ASC believes that investing in the creatives that make Charlotte-Mecklenburg home benefits the region’s overall cultural climate. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Fourteen creative individuals whose work is strengthening Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community will receive a combined $110,000 from ASC in order to refresh their creative energy. Six emerging artists are recipients of $5,000 …

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Mentor & mentee collaborate to enliven bus shelters in Hidden Valley

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Tom Stanley (left) and Unique Patton.
By Jonathan McFadden At first blush, you might not guess that Unique Patton and Tom Stanley have much in common. Unique is a 20-year-old Black design student at N.C. State University. Tom is a 71-year-old white retired college professor living in Rock Hill, S.C. Unique’s career is just taking off; Tom jokes that his is …

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Local Writer Amy Rogers Nourishes Mind, Body and Soul

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Amy Rogers
By Michael J. Solender Amy Rogers plumbs the nuances of foodways she writes about like a forager uncovering delectable hidden forest bounty, sharing savory morsels of story with readers, engaging their attention and respect. Storyteller, journalist, editor, food culturist and researcher are hats Rogers often wears interchangeably as she takes readers on journeys across town, …

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Charlotte Artist Marcus Kiser is a Creative Collaborator

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Marcus Kiser
By Michael J. Solender Multi-media designer, graphic artist and illustrator Marcus Kiser is consumed by sparks that fly from creative collaborations. “I love the idea of different minds creating because I’m fascinated by the creative mind,” says Kiser. “Multiple minds collaborating and building together, is a process that always astounds me.” One of Kiser’s most …

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