ASC Statement on Protests Following the Deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor

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The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor over a matter of months have left residents in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and across the country hurt, shaken and angry. These deaths have not just reopened old injuries; rather, they have revealed deep, festering wounds that have been ignored or too quickly forgotten after prior acts of …

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New Public Art Pops Up in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

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Why This Matters: Public art is our opportunity to write many narratives into one overarching story of this place we call home. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s public art collection continues to grow with the addition of two new artworks. Installed over the past several months, the artworks reflect our community’s commitment for public art …

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Hope for the Cultural Sector to Safely Reopen Amid Pandemic

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R. Jeep Bryant.
By Jeep Bryant ASC President When the COVID-19 pandemic began to take shape in March, the arts and cultural sector was the first to go dark across the U.S. I always thought that it would be the last to reopen. That now may not be the case. On May 23, the Museum of Fine Arts, …

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Accepting Her Calling Lights Path for Artist Meredith Connelly

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Why This Matters: Cornelius visual artist Meredith Connelly is one of the four inaugural recipients of ASC’s Emerging Creators Fellowship, which supports emerging creatives with evolving practices that are at pivotal moments in launching sustainable careers in the creative sector. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Meredith Connelly couldn’t escape her calling, even if her path …

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“Protect and Lift Up the People” by Chandra Cox

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“Protect and Lift Up the People,” commissioned by the Arts & Science Council and the Public Art commission in partnership with the City of Charlotte, is a pair of sculptural lanterns that are symbolic beacons of light. They remind us all that this is a safe place and an important bond of trust between the …

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