RCLM 37: Projecting the history of the Beatties Ford Road Corridor into the future through art

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Why this matters: ASC’s Culture Blocks program brought residents along the Beatties Ford Road Corridor together to create art and history that reflects the community. By Giovanna Torres Marketing and Communications Coordinator In 2017, Culture Blocks, a community partnership between the Arts & Science Council, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County Park and Rec designed …

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Six Public Art Projects in the Works

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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 From traffic cones and road closures to towering cranes, scaffolding and workers in hard hats, it’s difficult to miss all of the construction happening in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. The work signals …

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How Arts and Culture Shaped Uptown Charlotte

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Why This Matters: The role of arts and culture in shaping uptown Charlotte is proof that a vibrant, thriving cultural community is essential to a healthy, growing Charlotte-Mecklenburg. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Uptown Charlotte would not be what it is today without arts and culture. That is not an exaggeration or a boast – …

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New Public Art Celebrates Charlotte’s First High School for African-Americans

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Why This Matters: Two new public art murals by local artist Tommie Robinson – “We Too, Shall Rise” and “Go Tigers!” – reflect the rich history of Second Ward High School and Charlotte’s former Brooklyn neighborhood. By Bernie Petit Communications Manager The legacy of Second Ward High School, one of the cornerstones of Charlotte’s former …

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