‘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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Charlotte Journalism Collaborative Project Blends Impactful Reporting with Graphic Artistry

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By Michael J. Solender When COVID-19 first began to impact our community in early 2020, the Charlotte Journalism Collaborative (CJC), a diverse group of six area media and three community partners, wanted an innovative approach to reach an audience of untypical news consumers with credible and actionable messaging. The collaborative, inspired by the energy and …

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ASC Cultural Vision Grant Helps Lórien Academy of the Arts Expand Access to Art Education

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Lórien Academy of the Arts is an onramp to confidence building for middle and high school students from low-income homes with art-based experiential programing. By Michael J. Solender When Mike Khoe first worked one-on-one with Charlotte-area middle school students on arts projects, he saw firsthand how development of their innate creative abilities provided them the …

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