What Our Public Art Teaches Us About Science

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Why This Matters: Not only is science and technology used to create public artworks, they are often the inspiration behind public works of art in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager You can say public art is informed by the scientific method. Similar to scientists, public artists start with questions to be answered or needs …

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Using Art to Break Barriers and Bring People to the Table

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Charlotte artist Nico Armortegui holding the On The Table | CLT bag featuring his artwork.
Why This Matters: Arts and culture can act as the entryway that allows people to come together to talk about the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community as part of the second On The Table CLT, a day that encourages meaningful communitywide conversations. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Art can be the icebreaker that allows uncomfortable conversations to happen, …

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Listening, Learning and Responding: 60 Years of ASC

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This 1958 article from The Charlotte Observer announces the first leader of the Charlotte Arts Fund, which is now ASC.
Why This Matters: ASC celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. For six decades, ASC has listened to Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents and leveraged public and private resources to respond to the cultural needs of the community. By Robert Bush ASC President  This month, on October 8th to be exact, ASC will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its …

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How the Cultural Community is Celebrating Charlotte’s 250th Birthday

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Why This Matters: The City of Charlotte celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and the cultural community, including the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is helping mark the occasion. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra plans to say “Happy birthday, Charlotte” with a song. The symphony commissioned composer Nkeiru Okoye to create “Charlotte Mecklenburg,” …

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5 Ways to Advocate for Arts Education

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Why this matters: Because arts education is an essential part of a complete, balanced education for all students.   Compiled by Lillian Parker Communications Manager Last week, ASC joined Americans for the Arts and supporters throughout the country in observing National Arts in Education Week, a week-long celebration of the impact of arts in education. Participants shared …

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