The Power of Story – Ramona Moore Big Eagle, ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship Recipient

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2021 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient Ramona Big Eagle.
By Michael Solender Ramona Moore Big Eagle developed her life’s purpose around the power of story. An oral historian and legend keeper with North Carolina’s Tuscarora Nation, Big Eagle cites a personal foundation built upon the traditions, culture and lessons found in the stories passed along to her by her parents and indigenous elders throughout …

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown – ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship Recipient

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Charlotte creative Molly Brown, a 2021 ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship recipient.
By Page Leggett “Life is not happening to you; it’s happening for you.” I’ve heard bestselling author (and former advice columnist for O Magazine) Martha Beck say that. A quick Google search shows that Tony Robbins has said it, too. Maybe all life coaches and motivational speakers say some version of it. When life stinks, …

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Promise Resource Network: Healing and Recovery Through Community and Art

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A Clayworks experience at Promise Resource Network supported by an ASC Cultural Vision Grant.
By Page Leggett “Our agency is about togetherness, community and healing,” said Kim Lewis, Promise Resource Network’s (PRN) community outreach coordinator. “It’s about the power of being with others.” And the power of creativity – which is where ASC comes in. “Creativity is at the core of everything we do,” Lewis said. Sixty-nine groups and …

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Sign Me Up! Public Art Places ‘A Good Sign’ Along North Tryon Street 

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By Page Leggett Signs are everywhere – on interstates, on highways and byways, on restaurants and retail establishments. No trespassing. Wrong way. Masks required. We encounter so many signs in our daily lives that we can start to tune them out. Unless a sign stands out. That’s what the husband/wife artist team Wowhaus (Ene Osteraas-Constable …

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Dance “A Celebration of Community” for Tamara Williams

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2021 ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship recipient Tamara Williams.
By Patrice Wilson “My first contact with dance was with my family and community,” recalled Tamara Williams, one of six recipients of the 2021 ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship. From as early as she could remember, Williams knew that she wanted to pursue dance as a career. She grew up in Augusta, Ga., in a home …

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