RACE Exhibit Challenges Conceptions

Categories: Blog, Cultural Partners
Charlotte finds itself at a challenging time in its history marked by frank and honest discussions about race relations and school equality. While race is a divisive and uncomfortable subject for many, Discovery Place’s well timed new exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different?, tackles it head on. From the moment visitors enter the 5,000 square …

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Random Acts of Culture overcomes snow in Charlotte

Categories: Blog, Random Act of Culture

In January, Knight’s Random Act of Culture initiative gave hundreds of workers in Uptown Charlotte a little lunch time treat, but not before snow put a damper on the plans. ASC scheduled a Random Act of Culture with North Carolina Dance Theatre for January 10 at the Uptown Atrium in Uptown Charlotte. Five inches of …

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On Topic with Scott Provancher – Jan. 31, 2011

Categories: Blog

Arts & Science Council President Scott Provancher talks about what ASC is doing to look forward as the organization kicks off the 2011 Annual Fund Drive in this edition of On Topic. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cmn5Qos0h8&w=640&h=390]

Reviving Interest in African-American Composers

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog

Nathaniel Dett and Undine Smith Moore are probably not familiar to most casual music listeners, but the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble (CCE) wants to change that. The 32-year-old choral group is taking on the music of great, but often overlooked, African-American composers in order to preserve and promote the genre in their latest concert series. Brenda …

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Making Art Accessible for Economically Disadvantaged Children

Categories: ASC Projects, Blog

How do you get young kids interested in art? Give them a paintbrush, canvas and a little direction. That is what the YWCA of the Central Carolinas did for 161 economically disadvantaged children. Partially funded with a $7,500 ASC Cultural Access grant, their arts enrichment program allowed children, ranging in age from 5 to 12, …

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