Unique Patton Building Social Capital in Charlotte’s Cultural Community

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McColl Center resident Jackie Milad (left) with Charlotte's Unique Patton.
By Jillian Mueller Although design student Unique Patton will head back to N.C. State University in the fall, she isn’t done making her mark on Charlotte yet. Patton has been involved in the Queen City’s cultural scene since writing a poem in middle school that inspired the words that embellish the Tom Hunter light rail …

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Rooted in History – Chris Miller, ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship Recipient

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2021 ASC Creative Renewal Fellowship recipient Chris Miller, blacksmith + historic plaster.
By Michael J. Solender As a young man of 19, Chris Miller had a chance encounter as a day laborer working construction on a large residential home in Denver, Colo., that would turn out to shape and influence the trajectory of his professional career. “I was on a summer job which got me into plasterwork,” …

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A New Beginning

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Photo caption: ASC’s Team at “Nested Hive”– a public artwork created by RE:site at Eastway Regional Recreation Center. Photo: Will Jenkins.
By Krista Terrell, APR ASC President July 1 is a New Year for ASC and many nonprofits in the creative sector. For ASC, it is an exciting time as we are investing in people, programs and ideas that move us toward a more equitable, sustainable and innovative creative ecosystem. Our work is possible thanks to …

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Local Artist Irisol Gonzalez Celebrating Latinx Cultures Through Murals

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By Jillian Mueller Murals have been popping up on walls all across the Queen City in the past few years, but certain neighborhoods—especially those further away from the Center City area with larger minority and immigrant populations—seem to get less attention than others. Inspired to make a change in this inequality, Davidson-based artist and 2020 …

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